DIY jewelry box
From epoxy, you can make many wonderful DIY crafts. For example, make an unusual box for storing jewelry or small items. Such a souvenir will decorate any interior or a good gift to relatives or friends.
To make a casket, you will need a mold for pouring epoxy. It can be made from a regular board, a piece of plastic or a sheet of plywood. To do this, it is necessary to fix the collars of small rails on it, observing the dimensions selected for the box. So that the resin does not pour out in the gaps between the beads and plywood, the gaps are coated with silicone sealant. On one sheet, you can simultaneously fix the forms for all four walls of the casket, as well as its bottom and cover.
So that the casting does not stick to the plywood, it should first be well soaked in oil. Suitable machine or vegetable. Mixing of epoxy glue should be done based on the volume of one and two forms. Filling one form in several steps is not worth it. The resin quickly hardens, so the layer will turn out to be heterogeneous and ugly.
Epoxy glue has good transparency, so to decorate the casket in the filled form, you can put twigs of plants leaves, beads or other objects. Putting these items before filling out forms is not necessary. The resin may not leak under a pre-laid item. For the cover, you can use more solid and protruding beyond its surface decorations, for example cones of conifers.
After the final curing of the glue, the obtained parts are removed from the molds. Then check their geometry. As a rule, it is not immediately possible to achieve a smooth casting, and therefore all parts will require alignment and adjustment to each other. The parts are cut with a hacksaw for metal, and the surfaces or ends of the parts can be aligned using a grinder or file. True, after such a treatment they will have to be polished to a glossy shine.
Assembly is carried out using the same epoxy glue. The side walls are glued to the bottom. After curing the composition, its residues are removed mechanically. And the case is polished again. Legs are glued to the bottom. In their quality, you can use large beads from old jewelry, or shells of small clams.
The lid is mounted on small hinges sold in hardware stores. The hinges are also mounted on epoxy adhesive on the inside of the box. A flap of velvet or satin fabric is placed in the finished product.