I'm really enjoying working with and learning from the pewter. I've only had one small minor injury so far, and I've remembered to wear my closed toe shoes and long sleeves around the molten metal. This focal charm, with its crown fleur de lys, skeleton key and ornate wing was one of the first designs I tried.
I'm still learning a lot about the material and thinking of new ways to combine it with other things. This crown wing key charm was made up by Deryn Mentock into a fantastic necklace, with lots of dangles here and there and a beautiful chain.
It's the kind of design I pictured for it, and Deryn has a way with combining things together. She sent me these photos of the piece as she finished it, I was so excited to see it grow into a full wearable jewelry design. Love those long, long dangles!
I'm going to make some more like this. I have quite a few others cast now, that need clean up, patina and polishing. It's quite messy, and I look so lovely in my safety goggles, gloves, apron and facemask! Can you imagine?
I'll bet Deryn didn't need to wear goggles, gloves and masks, what do you think?