I know, it's been so long - last September. I promised I would write up this blog every month, so much for that!
Every January I teach myself something new. This year it was sandcasting. I got out my books, watched some videos on youtube, bought my supplies from Cookies and away I went.
My husband helped me, mostly in the beginning when I was scared of the molten silver but I mostly manage on my own now. I am constantly on the lookout for things to cast including shells, twigs, pebbles, rocks, buttons, charms - just about anything.
I am getting better now at getting things right but still manage to end up with half a ring most of the time. I have found buttons and shells the easiest things to start with. I am avoiding rings as after 4 attempts and no success it is very disheartening!
I am attaching some photos of my latest work. I have lots of events coming up. In May I am doing the Salisbury Artisan Market on 3rd, The Kings' School Fayre, Winchester on the 16th and the Watercress Festival on the 17th. I'll let you know how they go.