This didn’t turn out half bad from someone that didn’t know what they were doing. No pressure pot just very slow and careful mixing. I have a bunch of small worthless cut offs from the maple burl I recently cut up. Figured I had nothing to lose. The resin is just “Amazing Clear Cast” from Hobby Lobby and some mica powder also from Hobby Lobby. I am thinking about buying some Liquid Diamonds resin to use in more of the cutoffs. I really don’t want to invest in a full scale casting setup. I just want to be able to use up cutoffs in a creative way when I have them. I am very happy with this pen and it just goes to show, you shouldn’t be afraid of just trying new things. I’m sure there will be some telling me everything I did wrong. Bottom line, I’m happy Also I made my own mold.