It's like Alchemy

May 25, 2018

It's like Alchemy

Are you curious about my jewelry making process? This is part of the story. The alchemy part: when I have a whole new batch of castings on my bench. These are the raw pieces cast from my original designs that I create with traditional metal working techniques, or with a special material called PMC (Precious Metal Clay).  

The transformation process always fascinates me. The casts go from a fuzzy looking, bumpy, awkward state to softly glowing shapes of sterling silver or bronze. Preparing the casts requires sawing, grinding, polishing through a series of grits to gradually smooth the metal to the finish that I require to make beautiful designs for you. 

Take a look!

Fresh from the molds. Click here to see which earrings the spheres in the foreground are transformed into.

Grinding and round one of polishing done. See the final pieces.

Leave a comment below and let me know how you like the story behind the story, and let me know if you want to hear more.

xo,
Kristen




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