Saturday, August 30, 2008
Sea Life Appreciation
During the early months of summer I was at a shop in down town Capitola, California and found some beautiful shells, starfish, and dried seahorses. I bought a bunch because I now have a kiln and centrifuge at home and I think they'll make beautiful cast silver jewelry. My only problem is that I don't want to support the catching and killing of wildlife. So I want to work with what I have now and make wax replicas so I never have to buy that stuff again. Also, I have been thinking about donating a small percentage of the sales to a wildlife organization that specializes in ocean preservation.
The first attempt to cast the sea horses was unsuccessful but the second attempt worked amazingly well. They're so tiny and delicate and I didnt think the silver would flow properly but it did!
Now I'm going to try casting another one and then make a mold so I can reuse it. I have a few larger ones I want to use as pendants.