New Silver Casting project
So, this is that ambitious project I mentioned on Twitter a few of days ago.
Itâ€™s a wax carving of a collar for Enchanted Doll. Itâ€™s impossible to carve something like this by hand, so I designed it and handed it over to another artist/technician, who rendered it as a 3D model and had it carved by a computerized carving machine. When my casting technician Ryan saw this, he said: â€œThis is by far the craziest thing youâ€™re ever done, and if I can cast this piece for you, it will be the height of my casting careerâ€, because apparently, this thing is un-castable. But then again, a lot of jewelers would consider many of my wax carvings impossible to cast because they are unconventional jewelry pieces, while Ryan was somehow able to make them work.
I made some adjustmentsÂ to the collar after I took this picture. I spent 8 hours, painstaikingly overlaying the carving with tiny wax granules by hand. It looks just exquisite. I love it and canâ€™t wait to see it on a doll.
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