Orange and clear resin, stabilised trinket box
Every resin trinket box is handmade by myself via the following process: Firstly, I mix a two part liquid resin mixture. This is then split into lots of different pots and different colours added to each pot. Each pot is added to a mould, with a piece of sought after burl wood, in a unique way to create different patterns. This then goes into a pressure pot for a few days, which removes bubbles from the resin and makes the resin harden. Once the mould is hard, I then turn it on a wood lathe to create the final product. This trinket box is made from Stabilised horse chestnut burl and epoxy resin. Stabilising wood is achieved by putting the wood in a vacuum chamber filled with resin, whereby the vacuum sucks the resin into the wood. The wood is then cured in an oven, which makes the wood go very hard and leaves it with a shiny and glossy finish.