Wednesday, 29 April 2015

addicted to sand casting!!!!!

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.