Thank you so much for the suggestion! Truth be told, I realize that, and while I really don’t want to have to, have pondered ways to make a porthole at the bottom. Trouble is, it would require joining the ring at the side, rather than embedding it into the middle, which would make sizing the ring much harder as well as making the design overall much less sturdy. As it is right now, the loop of the ring is simply embedded into the center, in the resin itself, making it a sturdy fit.
If I want to be able to make adjustable rings, I’d also very, very very much prefer to embed it in this way to get all the sturdiness I can get to withstand the pressure of people wiggling the copper to size it.
Sorry, I’m thinking out loud through text basically. Thank you so much once again for the tip!
Me: I should stop naming my 3D model files weird things in case I need to work on them later
Me, 3 minutes later:
Me, six months later, attempting to get any work done at all: what the fuck
One of the reasons I took so long with that ring (I got my supplies at Christmas and have only made my first now) is because before I even started electroforming, I first wanted to perfect a new mold-making style specifically for making pieces with angled edges.
It might be something you all won’t even notice, but being obsessive as I can sometimes me, I hate how with my old method of making mold masters, it would always leave a slight bit of unevenness on edges where the lacquering resin didn’t cling to evenly that could see if you looked very closely. So I researched and practiced a whole different way of making those types of mold masters that allowed for much smoother corners as well as a more uniformly flat broad side of crystalline shapes!
I think I’m going to very slowly use this method to start re-doing all of my older angled molds (including pendulums, which I may just use this ring mold for as it happens to be the perfect size) before moving on to more ambitious styles of pieces using the same method.
The first electroform……….. has been started………….
Oh I love that, the internet is a small world haha.
Thank you so so much for the compliment! This is actually my first time attempting pixel art in any real sense since I was 12 and recoloring emotes on Gaia Online, so I’m really nervous if they’re any good.