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Old 04-15-2016, 04:34 AM
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Learning to cast bronze and silver

Hello

Thought to share a few of my most latest jewelry pieces.
I'm learning how to investment cast, which is also known as lost wax casting.
All of these designs are hand carved out of beeswax and then cast into either in bronze or silver.
More to come later

A running rabbit pendant:


A silver bear pendant:


A bronze seahorse:


And a sleeping fox pendant:


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Old 04-22-2016, 09:23 AM
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Wow these are just gorgeous! I wish I had taken a class on how to do this decades ago. It really adds beauty and uniqueness to jewelry.
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:29 AM
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Hey, Linda! Thank you for your kind comment
Casting is so much fun, it gives almost unlimited freedom to create whatever I desire (just depending on my skill to carve wax that is). I were hooked a couple of years ago, while testing around with PMC...but I were too slow with the clay, as it eventually started to set before the models were completely finished, but it gave a feel of what casting is like.

Here's few more that I finished last week: the wolf is casted in bronze, while the base is done from a round silver stock. The round silver pendant is a customers order, sawed, filed and polished by hand.





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Julia those are gorgeous! The wolf is incredible! I tried the clay ages ago and I was quite bad at it. Shaping it took more hand strength than I had and it ended up looking like a 2 year old did it!
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:52 AM
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Linda, thank you. Well, the clay were not my material either, I've seen such beautiful work done with it, but mine looked like something out of a nightmare...and then I were a little concerned of the fumes that I might inhale without a good ventilation and circulation of air, so decided it was not for me
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Beautiful molds and designs, Julia. The scuffed marks with the bronze really enhances the overall effect. Really love the bold simplicity of your seahorse, I would wear that with pride. Nicely done!

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Very good work; a nice range of pieces!
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Very nice. I particularly like the running rabbit pendant.
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Love these.
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Re: Learning to cast bronze and silver

Hey!

Here's a new cast I made last month- a small bronze dragon. I'm giving myself a subject to sculpt each month, it seems to be a great way to push myself out of a comfort zone
This figure will be part of an epic coffee spoon! I'll post a pic of the finished item once I get one done.








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Hey!
Here's a picture of a finished spoon for coffee measure/small ladle, made of bronze. The dragon is soldered to a 2mm wire. The cup itself were sawed and formed of a bronze sheet and then soldered into place
This is my prototype, along with two other models. I'll be using them as a future reference.



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It's nice that you can combine your skills into a new medium for you. Lovely stuff!
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