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Sandcasting F Bombs

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Sandcasting F Bombs

This video shows the process I use to sandcast my popular F Bomb key chains. All my casting equipment (sand and frame) I get from https://www.etsy.com/shop/DIYJewelryCasting I also am in his wonderful group that has amazing tutorial videos and wonderful people to help you troubleshoot any issues you have. Find it on FB https://www.facebook.com/groups/262359177616661 I use a MAPP gas torch ( can get them from local hardware stores). I will try and make another video soon and include voice directions for all the steps I go thru, this was just a quick demo and we were chatting about nothing related to casting. These key chains can be purchased from my website www.loraleeartist.net Feel free to ask any questions, I happily share knowledge and if I can't help, I'll direct you to someone that can. Thanks for watching.

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Carving and Casting Axe Pendants

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Carving and Casting Axe Pendants

Sharing a behind the scenes on how I made these Axe Pendants. From carving the wax to casting and clean up.

Hope you enjoy.

LLA

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Baseball Bat Crosses - Custom Made by LoraLeeArtist

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Baseball Bat Crosses - Custom Made by LoraLeeArtist

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Baseball Cross - Work In Progress

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Baseball Cross - Work In Progress

I carved this Baseball Cross out of wax and used this to create a sterling silver version. Sandcasting is great fun and it's always exciting at the end to open it up and see the results. Now it just needs some clean up, a jump ring bail added and ready to go.

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Sandcasting A Ring

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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 there I use files and abrasive wheels on my dremel to smooth the surface. I love playing with different objects in the sandcasting. Just to see what patterns do well or don't do well. I've cast acorns, rings, twigs, and ingots using this process. I got my sandcasting kit from Craig Dabler on Etsy. Great casting tools and patterns for sale in his shop. He also has a great group...

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