Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Playing with resin

Being part of the Ice Resin® mixed media team is fun AND challenging for me. I’m being pushed creatively and I have committed to submit 2 projects a month, so I’ve been motivated too! (I can’t disappoint my team members!) This is my latest submission~ a faux cork bottle topper. Go on, click, take a closer look…

Monday, February 11, 2013

Casting a ring

I've been working on a new ring design. Lost wax casting is first craved in wax (first pic), then a mold is made, heated so wax melts away, then metal is melted and forced into the hallow chamber. After it comes out of casting (second pic) it needs to be ground down, cleaned and polished (no pics of that yet!) It's a work in progress, but I'll keep you posted.
Peace, Jomama

wax ready to be molded

dirty out of the mold