Thursday, October 29, 2009

Anchored in the Past

The pewter intrigues me. Learning to cast it and make shapes for use in the designs is something I've wanted for a long time.

I'm still learning how to do things with it. What works, and what doesn't.

Different finishes that work with it, how to make things look aged and worn. That faux vintage, faux-tique look I enjoy.

Bright finishes, darkened finishes.

These two charms were cast in the same mold, they look similar.

One has a shiny, polished pewter finish.

The other has a darkened, pitted worn look.

I don't always know when I cast them which one will work best. And I do like both. The piece signals which one it should have.


I put a few things on SALE in both Etsy shops, if you've had your eye on something you might pop over and see if your favorite has had a reduction, before the end of the month and the FREE SHIPPING in US and Canada gets past you!

1 comment:

TesoriTrovati said...

I am FASCINATED by your process...casting pewter? Seems like a mystical olde worlde trade to me! Perhaps because I don't make any components is why I am so intrigued by the story behind it. I like both finishes equally. Thanks for sharing your inspiration! Enjoy the day!