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      Necklace from Nature: Mold Making and Resin Casting with Bridget Benton in Asheville


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      November 30, 2017

      Thursday  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

      191 Lyman Street, #310
      Asheville, North Carolina 28801

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      Necklace from Nature: Mold Making and Resin Casting with Bridget Benton

      $185 includes all materials. Materials provided include: silicone mold-making material, quick cast resin, a variety of paints, and jewelry findings for two necklaces.

      Metal casting is complicated and expensive – but it’s easy to make reproductions of your favorite found natural objects. In this class, we’ll learn to use a simple 2-part silicone mold making material and quick cast plastic resin to make your own necklace from nature! Bring your favorite bits of nature, and we’ll make molds, then cast them in lightweight plastic. Next, I’ll show you how to use reactive metallic paints to imitate the look of copper and bronze, complete with patinas! Finally, turn the casts into a beautiful wearable art jewelry. Shells, small fossils, and even pine cones work well. This process also works well for inclusions in mixed media sculpture.

      Note: These are press molds, meaning that the resulting form will be flat on the back. Ideal objects to cast include items that are firm, less than 3" long or wide and have a stable, non-porous surface. For example, it will be easier to cast a shell or acorn than a twig covered with flaking bark. And, it will be probably be easier to cast a twig than a leaf or bit of moss. Due to possible copyright infringement, I recommend against reproducing commercially cast items.

      Cost: Payment required - $185 includes all materials

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