I think I have made an expensive mistake! -
I found some little sea urchins on the beach during our holiday in Barbados last year, and wanted to have them cast into silver to use in some of my jewellery designs. I was shocked at the cost. The moulds they made are sloppy, so there are big thick globs of solid silver inside each sea urchin which I will have to grind out. This of course added to the silver weight and this little pile cost me £317 to have made. I will have to put a lot of work into each piece to get them prepared and ready to use. Live and learn. - Have any of you jewellery makers had things cast before? I would be interested to hear about your experience.
@justcasting#castsilver#seaurchins#silverjewellery#castingsilver#sea#seashells#burrs#jewellerytools#bulkorder#disappointed#wishmeluck#barbados etsyseller #naturejewellery#natureinspired - 8 days ago
My product range ... #marchmeetthemaker day 8
I used to make anythingI liked ..
Then I realised I had a huge range a bit like a restaurant with rambling and diverse menu options .. I have honed in on themes which incorporate more or less every piece I make - :Sea :Land
That’s not to say I don’t get carried away with random shapes and looks.. but it feels a little more under control now.
Sea has included images of seaweed and castings from real shells.
Land has included bark and leaves and more recently castings of dug up artefacts from centuries ago.
Sky has moved from clouds to crescent and full moons.
All of the above are loose interpretations having often abstracted from an original image or object.
But more importantly every piece is created because I wanted to make it .. not because it’s on trend.
#inspiration#productrange#handmadejewellery#seainspired#landinspiration#skyinspirared#meetthemaker#castsilver#handmade#jewellerydesign#makewhatyoulove - 13 days ago
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