Jewellery and wood (and stuff)
As a musician, it is always an amazing feeling to be able to make your own instrument, so I decided that I wanted to make my own guitar. I had seen some pictures of resin and wood guitars on the internet, and they were so beautiful, so that’s what I was going to do. So I jumped onto You Tube, and started looking at ‘resin and wood’ videos...and then I fell down the deep deep rabbit hole of resin and wood jewellery....and I haven’t climbed out yet.
So this led me to start making resin and wood jewellery, although it took about 18 months to master, and I nearly gave up several times...But with perseverance, it all started to come together and my wood and resin jewellery and creations have just got better and better over the years.
I really love working with resin. For those of you who don’t know, resin starts as a 2 part mix of epoxy and hardener, and is clear. You mix the two together and it starts to set within a certain amount of time. As I said, resin is clear, so you can use an assortment of additives to colour the resin. I use mainly alcohol inks, mica powders and PSTF pigments (Poly Supra Trans fast) which are formulated specifically for resins.
The thing I love about it is, because it is a liquid, in the curing process, it is constantly moving...so what you see when you put something into the pot, is most certainly not what you get when you take it out. **A pressure pot, is a steel pot that gets pumped full with about 50psi compressed air; it gets rid of all the bubbles from the expiration of oxygen from the wood as the resin cures.
While down the resin and wood rabbit hole on You Tube, I diverted off into the ‘let's make amazing creations with resin and wood on the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) rabbit hole, and I think it was at this point my brain exploded. After I realised the spectrum of things I could make with resin and wood on the CNC, and the ways in which I could enhance and customise my jewellery and creations, I then sourced a company in Australia that made CNCs and I purchased one...BEST purchase ever.
I also use my CNC to make name puzzles, signage, and custom products like Acknowledgements to Country. The CNC opened up an amazing array of opportunities and products for Yindi Artz, and this piece of machinery continues to blow my mind every time I use it.
I list my creations and products in my Etsy store, if you are interested in purchasing something. As I said previously, I also do commission pieces, so please reach out if you are interested in something specific or custom.
I also craft wood creations like turned bowls, from wood and resin and wood, box making and other creations. Yeah, I do a lot of different things, so if there is something that you are after and don't see it here, just get in touch and we can have a yarn.