(clay proto-types for silver charms)
How’s everyone doing out there in blogland? Just wanted to share a new project with you that I’m working on. I got the bug to create some new silver charms. What do you think of my clay proto-types? A couple of them need to be re-worked and tweaked before they go to be cast but I thought it would be fun to get your feedback.
I’m planning on offering a new line of charms and other fun artsy items to debut in my etsy shop around August. Keep me company as I share my process with you. 🙂 You may even win a little charm. Stay tuned for the details!
I make my charms the old fashioned way, I either create the charm in jewelers wax and have it cast using the lost wax process OR I make the charm in clay and have a mold made, then a wax model is made for a sterilng silver casting using the lost wax process. I have nothing against pmc (precious metal clay) I even have a digital kiln myself, I just like the feel of sterling silver. The same process is used for gold charms. It generally takes a couple of weeks to get the charms from this proto-type state to a sterling silver charm.
These little guys are approximately 1/2″ tall. The tags (on the left) are 7/8″ tall.
Got a word you’d like to see on a charm? leave me a comment. If I use your word on a charm your name will be entered to win a free charm on my Grand re-opening of my etsy shop August 1st. (how fun is that?)
Have an artful week. I’ll be back soon to share some more charms and artsy things with you. 🙂