Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas decorations

My Dad sent me this picture of one of my decorative keys hanging along side some slighty more christmassy decorations. My mum has made a special cedar and LED light that sits on the table to show off these ornaments.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Happy Birthday Mum!

Bee Birthday card for my Mother. I have had some ideas for glass jewelry inspired by bees and honeycomb. The actual items not quite realised in time (some defunct UV film) but here are my bee drawings as a card. I scanned the line drawing and printed on to tracing paper, stitched onto yellow card.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Woodland tankard in wax

Finally I made a successful mould from the opshop metal tankard (see below), a 3 part plaster affair ended up being easier than rubber or silicon.
Here is the tankard with a modified (strengthened) handle plus oak leaves and acorns ready for the next step of lost wax mould making.

wax woodland tankard
3 part plaster mould in progress

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

4 more 'master' keys

My success rate on this batch was pretty low, about 50%. I need to make a better mould if I'm going to do many more of this shape.