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Embedding tourmalines in resin?


#1

Hi All, This is one of those middle of the night thoughts that
might not make sense in daylight, but here goes: I have a potful
of tourmaline chips… gorgeous pinks, greens and a few blues and
blacks and reds. While some could be cut as melee, others simply
aren’t suitable. Could I embed these in epoxy and slice and
polish as slices?

What type of epoxy would work and not yellow? Is there a trick
to eliminating air bubbles? I’ve never done any molds before…
so please direct me to an appropriate reference for the basics!

Any info would be appreciated! Carol


#2

You might want to try using acrylic resin.

The polishing will be a problem due to the difference in
hardness of the resin and the tourm., but maybe if you have a
high tourm to plastic ratio you can get away with it.

If you haven’t grown up by age 35, you don’t have to

Bobert
Carmel,CA