I’m looking for advice on the best material to use for two separate crushed opal inlay projects I’m wanting to try.
I have searched the archives on this topic, and can’t find anything more recent than perhaps 10 years ago on best brands for resin /epoxy / CA for inlay / crushed stone inlay.
Recommendations then tended to
A) 5 minute epoxy
B) HXTAL (museum grade glue)
C) hot stuff / special T CA glue (fills voids, polishes well)
My online research would add to this
D) ArtResin (new formula, strong resistance to UV yellowing)
I have 2 projects I am wanting to try crushed opal inlay with.
One is a channel of inlay in a river stone
The other is in the center of a domed shape ( a Kina shell casting), which I want the opal to be in a small dome, which suggests to me the need for a self doming resin…
Criteria would be non yellowing, durable, takes a polish, and in one case, doming
What you recommend? Any any tips would be gratefully accepted