I design and carve my own molds in leather-hard clay, which I then
wax impression is taken from this mold, encased in a plaster investment,
and cast in sterling silver.
rough casting is further worked into the finished piece.
patinate my jewelry with liver of sulfur to emphasize its design
I have a mold, I can, in theory, produce a large number of similar
pieces. In practice, I have a short attention span, am quickly bored,
and am eager to move on to new ideas and designs. The bisqued clay
mold is also fragile, and easily broken in use. For this reason,
I produce an extremely limited number of each new design. After
the initial pieces are made, I make more only as the impulse strikes
Carving a Mold
Shaping the Rough Cast Bead