The molding process starts with Ron making a frame of four plexiglass strips held together by clamps. "The frame is sealed with clay to avoid the liquid silicone from seeping out and the lace is affixed to a work surface with non-toxic clay, so it won't move during the molding process," says Ron.
After mixing the silicone compounds Ron has to work quickly. He pours the liquid in a thin stream, a process called needling, gradually covering the lace. The silicone will cure in six hours and will become a flexible rubber.