Epoxy resin is a liquid product that solidifies when mixed with a hardening agent and exposed to certain temperatures.
Its extreme versatility allows this product to be used not only in the world industrial, but also in the do-it-yourself and artisan sectors, in fashion and in the field artistic; precisely in reference to the latter we speak of artistic resin.
What is ARTISTIC RESIN?
Epoxy resin is defined as artistic when it is used to create objects of art, design or fashion accessories.
This application of the resin, before Europe, has spread considerably in other countries and continents, such as Australia, Canada and the United States. Numerous sites can be found on the Internet where to buy unique handcrafted creations produced all over the world.
Why use resin for jewelry?
Because the resin is a material that offers shine, it protects the product from UV rays, but above all it allows you to create unrepeatable accessories suitable for any occasion.
In fact, resin is a material that is particularly suitable for covering small objects, like dried flowers, stones or pearls, and keeping them stable.
What objects can be stabilized in the resin?
All kinds of objects can be used, although it is easier to work with solid elements, compact and not particularly heavy.
The latter, in fact, in order to be stabilized, must be poured between the individual layers of resin because they risk sinking quickly.
The light ones, on the other hand, must be inserted into the still liquid resin and you have to wait 24 hours for it to dry.
Fragile materials, such as dried flowers for example, must be carefully placed on one still wet resin layer and require extremely careful processing to avoid unsightly lumps.
Once the jewel is finished, sharp edges and imperfections can be removed with sandpaper fine-grained; to obtain a crystalline and brilliant effect, a polishing paste is sufficient and a soft cloth.
The Gobbetto company is very sensitive to the world of art; for this reason sponsored the exhibition “COSTUMI, MODA, IMMAGINE” in 2016 at Palazzo Morando with the special collaboration of the artist Gaetano Pesce and the art critic Vittorio Sgarbi and Stefano Morelli.
Here you can see through sketches and sculptural creations how resin can be used to embellish and enrich the woman’s body.
So says Pesce: “Jewelry is the result of a series of experiments that lead in leisure time. They are body decorations, and have no other function than this, but I think they effectively express the ability of today’s materials to be manipulated ( better than traditional ones) with simplicity”.