Well… It’s been a long time coming and although we’re now in the colder months in Sydney, I suppose it’s never too late to start. Atleast the odds of resin bubbling up and burning is pretty low. 🙂
I can only teach you what I’ve learned and how I go about my work.
Everyone is different, but the main techniques are similar. I say similar because everyone uses different resins, types of crystals, metals etc.. All these react differently in different ways.
Eg. For fine metals, in a generator I mix up the resin with the catalyst then mix the metals in the resin. In a pendant, I work it like I’m cooking, pinch here there, depends how I feel. Yes, I know, you can’t ‘taste’ it but over time intuitively you’ll know how it feels and what it needs.. This I’ll explain in detail in the workshop.
Orgonites are easy and hard at the same time. But most like everything else, practice goes a long way. With practice you get accustomed to the flow and feel of the ‘pour’ (pour as in pouring the resin = production mode). Most importantly you gain experience, because let’s be honest it’s all good to theorise but when you’re there and things are smoking, burning, not curing, cracking, you name it. You know you’re in for a learning curve you’re not likely to forget soon. They key word there is learning 😉
So.. With all that said here’s my steps.. See what you think, if you still want in, let me know…
1) Anchor in. By that I mean, we are beings of above & below. You know… As above, so below? So I anchor. I imagine myself with brilliant gold, white light beams coming from my body going straight in to the earths core and through to the galactic core. I do zoom in and zoom out shots to check my alignment. I check on that regularly.
2) I think about what I’d like to make. Let it marinate for a bit. This allows me time to build the intention, fine tune things, do the research for the crystals.. Etc.. It helps to draw it out because it’s like backwards but upside down. You’ll understand what I mean.
3) On a gorgeous day (could be raining and cold but if you’re feeling up inside, I count that as a gorgeous day.) I repeat step 1 and start prepping my space. Get everything ready and in easy access.
4) Precoat the mold.
5) Layer my orgonite in.
I’m condensing the layers steps into this one. Why? Because in a typical TeamArly generator I have about minimum 5 layers. Each layer depending on the weather, resin & catalyst, can take between 3 minutes to 30 minutes to set. So just in layers time we’re looking at 3 hours.
Note: I know there’s a method of layering all the ingredients in the mold then pouring the resin in on top of it all but I don’t do that so I can’t teach it. Like I said, I can only teach you my way, and hope from there you find a way that works for you. If you’d like to try that way on the day, you can.
6) And from there I wait until it’s cured and comes out of the mold. Which varies, again depending on weather, resin & catalyst.
7) The recoat. Once it’s out of the mold. Depending on how it is, I’ll usually put a second coat of resin over it.
8) Sand, Buff & Polish. If you’re using a glass mold, you only need to sand.
The rough details..
Workshops will be in the Blacktown area.
Will be a minimum of 6 hours.
Participants will be required to bring their own molds and crystals, sands, flowers etc.
Safety gear, resin, catalyst, metal swarf, cleaning materials will be provided and included in the cost.
Crystals can be purchased on the day.
Food – depends on where we end up having the workshop so.. TBA
This workshop is for Generators ONLY, NOT Cloud Busters.