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Friday, October 16, 2009

Buddha and a Thousand Candles pendant

Today's necklace uses the pendant made from my Buddha Ohm Ring painting. I printed a picture of the painting on heavy photo paper at about 1/2 inch square. Then I cut out the majority of the picture to leave just the subject matter. I also printed out my favorite Buddhist quote to the size of 1/2 square of regular printer paper:
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life the candle will not be shortened
Happiness never decreases by being shared
First I placed the quote in the pendant blank. On top of that I placed my picture of Buddha. I then added a 2 part resin mixture and allowed it to drive overnight. It becomes hard within a few hours but it's still sticky to the touch for about 24 hours. For the first 2 hours you need to periodically check and blow out any air bubbles that appear.
After the resin had completely cured I added it to a multi-chain necklace I had made. I embellished with a few blue glass beads and an Ohm pendant. Lastly I added a toggle clasp to secure.


Andrée Lachapelle said...

I like hearing about the process.
Nice work!
(And cute girl...)

Unknown said...

I love them all. I made some pendants last week, and was reminded of how time consuming and sticky something so small can be...kinda like a baby when you think about it :)
xox, Lisa

Manon said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!
Nice pieces you have made!!! Great blog!