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Ring-A-Day: Popsicle Stick Ring

I vulcanized a popsicle stick in organic rubber, then cast pewter in the cavity. The stick came out of the mold thinner, like a coffee stir. The wood grain was more dramatic. I’m definitely going to experiment further since I have many popsicle sticks left.

Vulcanization involves 350°F and about 50 tons of hydraulic pressure. It stinks like a tire store, too.