Vote For Warrior Matrix at Conspiracy Top Sites
Got a crystal too unique to completely embed

 
Post new topicReply to topic
   Warrior Matrix Forum Index -> Questions and Answers
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
jbburning
Member


Joined: 29 Jan 2012
Posts: 20
Location: lakewood, co

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:22 am    Post subject: Got a crystal too unique to completely embed Reply with quote

So I have a piece of cactus quartz and want to embed it at the top of a pyramid but want about 75% of it sticking out of the top. I have an idea as to cuttting a hole in the mold and blocking that hole with the quartz piece then filling the mold with resin. what, if anything, should I seal the mold with so I don't have resin dripping onto the crystal? Anyone with experience or insight? I might possibly have the wrong understanding of this particular process and any help would be immensely appreciated since I know that this quartz will project energy in every direction at interesting levels that would be wasted if completely embedded.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
emlong
Member


Joined: 04 Sep 2008
Posts: 7325
Location: Ozark Highlands

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Silicone adhesive or caulk.
_________________
"Orgone energy is like a lovely little smile - a little smile can be a very big thing."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jbburning
Member


Joined: 29 Jan 2012
Posts: 20
Location: lakewood, co

PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

will the silicone or caulk stick to the crystal and potentially blemish the piece with a line at the meeting point of the mold?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
emlong
Member


Joined: 04 Sep 2008
Posts: 7325
Location: Ozark Highlands

PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you carefully slit the mold to accept the crystal then only a little caulk should be necessary to fill in the small gaps. What you are trying to do is tricky though. The silicone caulk will not permanently glue itself to the crystal. It can be peeled off later.
The easiest way to it do would be to use a cylinder mold or something open at the top. Hot melt glue the crystal to a stick or a coat hanger or something and lower it down into the resin in the mold to the depth you desire. Keep it suspended until the resin cures. You can also just tape it to the stick or whatever to hold it in suspension.
_________________
"Orgone energy is like a lovely little smile - a little smile can be a very big thing."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ruth
Moderator


Joined: 29 Mar 2010
Posts: 2480
Location: Oregon

PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The easiest way to it do would be to use a cylinder mold or something open at the top."

Yes, I was thinking the same thing, Emlong.

You might try a funnel. Dollar stores often have a size selection. You might be able to cut the top off where it matches the diameter of the crystal. The plastic is slightly flexable, and could be cut to fit - scribed in, if you're a woodworker- I'll bet an exacto knofe and some carbon paper would get you a fairly precise fit.

Ruth
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jbburning
Member


Joined: 29 Jan 2012
Posts: 20
Location: lakewood, co

PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the funnel idea was my initial thought. I just have to make sure that it will hold up to the heat of the resin.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ruth
Moderator


Joined: 29 Mar 2010
Posts: 2480
Location: Oregon

PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, and some plastics will fuse to it, too. The plastic "glassware" from the dollar store was a dissapointment that way. I had to gift the whole thing as is.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
emlong
Member


Joined: 04 Sep 2008
Posts: 7325
Location: Ozark Highlands

PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could try to scribe it, but cutting plastic like that is tricky. I did a fair amount of scribe work as a professional woodworker, but that was with wood.
You can scribe close to the crystal then bring a heat gun to bear on the plastic to soften it and mold it to the crystal, but you have to be careful about heat cracking the crystal.
_________________
"Orgone energy is like a lovely little smile - a little smile can be a very big thing."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jbburning
Member


Joined: 29 Jan 2012
Posts: 20
Location: lakewood, co

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an update. I ended up going with a simple mold, a glass pyrex jar, so it looks like an inverted tb, but the alignment of the crystals are what makes it so unique. At the top is cactus quartz, or spirit quartz, that is rough like a geode on every facet of the external surface--thus sending positive, cleansing vibrations in every direction. A bed of copper, then underneath, placed sporadically around, is a gram of phenacite, then underneath that is a sandwich of copper between two slices of kyanite, then more copper, and then on the very bottom is a really exquisite double terminated clear quartz about an inch and a half long. I feel like so much of this piece is made of grounding stones that I went with a darker red tint, and then the phenacite is a stone that helps with astral travel, so the quartz sticking out, eminating these energies is also a symbol of the transcendental natures. Kind of a shame to hide the nice minerals, but it was all done to show off this unique cactus quartz.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
CreativeChi
Member


Joined: 24 Feb 2011
Posts: 484

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NICE Cool Thanks for the update.
_________________
Every artist started as an amateur.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jbburning
Member


Joined: 29 Jan 2012
Posts: 20
Location: lakewood, co

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks. I know the photo looks pretty basic and the top is slightly marred with air bubbles, but just hold it in your hand and focus the third eye on it, and your eyes will shake for at least ten minutes afterwards.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
emlong
Member


Joined: 04 Sep 2008
Posts: 7325
Location: Ozark Highlands

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great
_________________
"Orgone energy is like a lovely little smile - a little smile can be a very big thing."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topicReply to topic
   Warrior Matrix Forum Index -> Questions and Answers All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum