Making a pendant

[caption id="attachment_84" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Hand engraving "][/caption] I thought I'd put up a couple of pics every once in a while to show some of the processes I use to create my jewellery. I use a variety of different modelling techniques. For this one, I am using the outside of a plastic gear I scrounged from an old printer, combined with a copper sheet that I have hand cut and engraved.

 

 

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After I have got the design engraved onto the copper and the copper cut to fit exactly in the center of the gear, I make a mold of it with liquid silicone rubber. Hopefully when the rubber cures and I cut it apart, I will get a perfect wax replica of this model!