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Description

Gold Glue Auto is a 75% indica F1 plant that is small and bushy. It is a cross of 24 Carat and 4 Assed Monkey strains. It is mainly an indoor strain unless you are fortunate enough to live in a region with a warm climate although it is extremely versatile in terms of “type of grow”, viz. with careful nurturing and plenty of root space it can become quite big and at the other end of the scale if root space is restricted in smaller pots it can be grown in a SOG. SCRoG also helps to spread the bud sites out increasing air circulation.

The total life cycle of this plant is between 60 – 70 days and grows 45 – 70 cm. tall. As with most auto strains it is essential to get the first 2 – 3 weeks correct in terms of watering and nutrients so that the plants get off to the best possible start. Unlike with photo-period strains it is not possible to veg. longer to correct earlier mistakes due to the auto-flowering genetics which ensure flowering commences without any photo- trigger. Odour control will be required. Expected yield is 60 – 100 gr/plant.

The buds have a very good density, and with relatively few leaves manicuring is a breeze, as well as being very oily. The scent and taste is of tropical fruit running to creamy coffee through to sour. The effect is physically heavy and mentally meditative and ultimately relaxing. Therapeutically its narcotic and sedative qualities make a good remedy for insomnia. Great for extracts due to its high resin production.

Characteristics

Breeder/Brand Mephisto Genetics
Genetics 24 Carat x 4 Assed Monkey
Variety Mostly Indica
Flowering Type Autoflowering
Sex Feminised
Yield 60 – 100 gr/plant
Plant Height 45 – 70 cm.
Grows Indoors
Flowering Time 60 – 70 days
Medical Conditions Insomnia
Medicinal Properties Yes
Taste / Flavour Coffee, Cream, Fruity, Sour, Sweet, Tropical
Effect Meditative, Physical, Powerful, Relaxing

About Mephisto Genetics

The idea or dream of Mephisto Genetics was conceived during a typical rainy ‘summer’ in England many years ago now. Two breeders, now business partners were in somewhat of a grow-off, working with equally small spaces but in competition of who could produce the best yield in the quickest time. While both breeders were growing incredible amounts of plants, neither were impressed by the effect and potency of their autoflowering varieties. It was then that a new gauntlet was laid down and the idea of Mephisto born. It was an idea neither breeder could resist and so they moved countries and their adventure really began.

The initial aim of Mephisto Genetics was simply to create and develop, unique, high potency, high quality, auto strains developed from sought after photoperiod varieties from start to finish…and this aim has never wavered.

The difference between Mephisto seeds and other companies, is that unlike a lot of brands in the market, they don’t buy in seeds and do a quick re-branding exercise.

The seeds Mephisto Genetics advertise are the ones their customers receive. They are involved in every aspect of cultivation from selection, pollination and de-seeding to sorting and packaging.

At most, two pairs of hands touch Mephisto Genetics products before it reaches our customers. They do things on a small scale, but do things properly and with love. Mephisto also actively invite their fans and customers to follow our work that we document. The list of companies where the consumer can talk directly with the breeder is limited, and Mephisto’s openness and friendliness coupled with the great reviews of their seeds and varieties makes it a no brainer for people to give them a try.

If you want your hard earned money to go to hard working breeders that have shed blood, sweat and tears into creating a special product for you, look no further than Mephisto Genetics.

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Kintsugi Pottery: The Art of Repairing With Gold

Breaking a favorite vase or antique ceramic can be devastating. While your instinct may be to throw the damaged object away, there is an alternative practice that will not only revive your pottery, but create a new piece altogether.

What is Kintsugi?

Kintsugi is a centuries-old Japanese art of repairing broken pottery and transforming it into a new work of art with gold, the traditional metal used in Kintsugi. The name of the technique is derived from the words “Kin” (golden) and “tsugi” (joinery), which translate to mean “golden repair.” The scars and cracks of the broken ceramic become the focus and turn the object into something unique and exquisite.

If you’ve broken your favorite ceramic dish and want an elegant repair solution, follow this guide to making your own Kintsugi art. All you need is a few items and our step-by-step video tutorial below.

The History of Kintsugi

Kintsugi, or Kintsukori, dates back to the 15th century, when according to legend, shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa broke his favorite chawan, a Chinese ceramic tea bowl, and sent it back to China for repair. It was returned and fixed, but bound by ugly metal staples. This inspired him to find an elegant way to amend the ceramic, and as a result Kintsugi was born.

Kintsugi pottery pertains to the Zen ideal of Wabi sabi, the concept of embracing imperfection. It means finding pleasure in aged and worn objects, and value their blemishes as beautiful. Kintsugi repair also relates to other Japanese expressions, such as mottainai, which means to regret wasting something, and mushin, which means to free one’s mind and accept change.

Kintsugi Art Materials

Traditional Kintsugi uses urushi lacquer and rice flour to bind the ceramics together. Today, you can practice the Kintsugi tradition with accessible materials:

  • Clear epoxy resin or other ceramic adhesives
  • Gold mica powder or liquid gold leaf
  • Thin disposable paint brush
  • Broken ceramic or porcelain dish
  • Scrap paper
  • Masking tape (optional)
  • Paper bag (optional)
  • Hammer (optional)

If you do not have a broken dish, you can still create Kintsugi art by intentionally cracking an object yourself. To break your ceramic, place the item in a paper bag, then lightly tap the object with a hammer until you hear it has broken. Carefully remove the pieces from the bag.

How to Make Kintsugi Pottery Art

Project time: 20-30 minutes

Step 1: Choose your Kintsugi object

Choose the ceramic you wish to apply the Japanese gold repair to. Select one that is used for decorative purposes, not for food or beverage consumption, as epoxy resin can be toxic if consumed. After you’ve selected which dish you wish to prepare, determine which Kintsugi method to use:

Crack method: Objects are glued back together using golden adhesive. This is the most common Kintsugi method.

Makienaoshi method: Fragments from the object are made up entirely of the epoxy to replace the missing pieces. This method is ideal for ceramics with chips or parts shattered beyond repair.

Joint method: Portions from two broken ceramics are combined to make a unified dish. The difficult part of this method is finding parts that fit together. To make it easier, select one ceramic to be the main object, and supplement it with small pieces from another one. The broken fragments do not have to fit perfectly together, as you can use the makienaoshi method to fill spaces between the two ceramics.

Step 2: Prepare the adhesive

If you are using mica powder, mix equal parts mica powder and epoxy resin on scrap paper. Do this right before you are ready to glue the objects together, as this mixture cures quickly.

If you are using liquid gold leaf, you will only need the epoxy resin for Step 3. Save the liquid gold leaf for Step 4.

Step 3: Glue your ceramics together

Paint the edges of your broken ceramics with your adhesive, then push the pieces together. The epoxy resin may seep out of the pottery slightly.

If you are following the makienaoshi method, place masking tape on one side of the ceramic where the piece is missing. Ensure it is tightly bound to the dish. Then, fill in the missing piece with epoxy resin.

  • Tip: Glue smaller pieces together first to make assembling the ceramic easier. To ensure a smooth process, wait for the small fragments to dry for a minute or two before moving on.

Step 4: Create gold lines

If you are using mica powder, sprinkle the powder on top of the cracks when the adhesive is almost dry to brighten the gold. To keep the dish clean, place masking tape around each crack before dusting with mica powder.

If you are using liquid gold leaf, wait until the adhesive has dried (10-15 minutes) before painting on the lines. If you used gold mica powder, you can add additional strokes with liquid gold leaf for a more apparent Kintsugi effect.

  • Tip: Use an exacto-knife to scrape off the thick layer of the resin for a more delicate, subtle look. If you are using liquid gold leaf, do this before painting on the new lines.

Once you like how the piece looks, wait two days for the adhesive to completely set before using for decor.

After your Kintsugi pottery is completed, you’ll now have a new piece of art to exhibit in your home. Don’t hesitate to display it with your other antiques—the essence of Kintsugi is about recognizing the beauty in the broken and the unbroken.

Take a broken ceramic dish and transform it into a beautiful work of art with gold by using Japanese Kintsugi pottery repair.