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Sandcasting A Ring

Sandcasting A Ring
I used the stainless steel ring on the left to sandcast a copy in sterling silver. You can see how rouch and textured the band is from the sand. ...

From Reality To Silver - An Acorn's Story

From Reality To Silver - An Acorn's Story
An acorn from our Granddaddy Oak tree in our yard here in Louisiana. The ground is always covered with them every year. I used Craig Dabler's sandcasting kit to cast this one in sterling silver. I save all my scraps of silver from different projects and use them to cast things like this. So no metal goes to waste in my shop. Every bit is saved to use in casting new items. Recycling is Beautiful.

Creating New Designs

Creating New Designs
Step by step photos of creating a new ring design from scratch.

Sandcasting Tree Pendant

Sandcasting Tree Pendant
When I first met my husband he wore this wooden tree pendant all the time. When I inquired about it, he told me he had carved it by hand and had been wearing it for years. 
He quit wearing it awhile back and I thought about it the other day, wondering where it was. I dug around and found it. I cast it in sterling silver for him. It weighs 26 grams. He loved it. 

Sandcasting Memories

Sandcasting Memories
Years ago I met a young woman that made clay items. I got a pendant and earrings with these little voodoo dolls on them from her. She made all kind...