Friday, February 04, 2011
Silver and snow
Took a wax casting workshop the weekend before last (here), and this little guy was the result. Other than a few days in a high school art class, this was the only time I've tried making jewelry. Lesson: your first piece will be much chunkier and heavy-handed than you envision. That was true for everyone in the class. But carving the wax and shaping the metal was really fun and physically intense (all that time hunched over with dental tools and buffing wheels and such).
Just a few images from this snowy morning. Most of it has melted in the sun, AND the temperature has gotten above freezing for the first time since Monday night...almost feels like summer.