I’ve started a new range of earrings using my silver charms. The top pair are pull-through silver chain earrings and the bottom pair are on a silver wire and oxidised metal hoop. Both will be at Cambo House today at the ENOS stall.
I poured these shells and wee fish yesterday. For the sand moulds I used the Borders sand and clay mixture, I made themoulds up last week so that they were good and dry when I poured in the molten metal.
This pic shows my pewter crucible with some of the scrap cut from the castings – the runners and risers for the metal to flow in and the air to escape out. These pieces will be available at ENOS and the technique is one that I’ll be teaching in November in Portugal.
I took a commission to personalise this charm bracelet. The adder stone ( a traditonal protective stone with a water bored hole) and the lava bead are replaced by the rock crystal, a garnet and by a sterling silver cast heart. The heart charm is not cast yet, but I’ve made up the two stone charms. The bracelet now has charms for health, happiness, friendship, hangovers and wealth, with love to follow. The new owner will get charms added to celebrate her life.
Another visitor is keen to have some charms personal to her made up into a bracelet, so that sounds fun.
I still have some bracelets available for sale and/or modification though.