cast sterling: Decker Folsom spear point pendants (cast from Pete Bostrom Lithic Casting epoxy), ketoh style hand carved belt buckle 2 keepers, Folsom point belt buckle, bell prototype
here are a few items in the cleaning/touch-up-polish-with-fabulustre stage before they go into the shot polisher.
All items are cast sterling silver and my work. Decker Folsom point pendants are priced at $150, Ketoh buckle set $195, Decker Folsom point buckle 1 keeper $485, silver bell prototype $55 for HOG or large cat
Sterling silver bola leather bracelet with cast pollen, toggle and keeper – 7 1/2 inches. A touch of Science, the West or Southwest for any outfit M/F and absolutely one-of-a-kind for the botanist, allergist or forward-thinker.
Cast Pollen Sterling silver bola leather bracelet c MHD 01
Cast Pollen Sterling silver bola leather bracelet c MHD
USPS Priority shipping insured with delivery confirmation in continental US is included in the price.
Cast Pollen Sterling silver bola leather bracelet $147
The other day I looked at new sketches and drawings of designs I’ve made and began to draft a Gantt chart to begin work. While setting up a small casting in delft clay I looked at the trays full of old inventory from festival shows going back to 1993. I became underwhelmed.
The original plan was to sort, finish, polish, re-work, etc over three pounds of bracelets, rings, earrings, belt buckles, work-in-progress to jump-start a web storefront. The problem with the plan is it’s a continuation of the old work I didn’t like and the inventory in its present form represents a psychological ball and chain. So, why mess with it at all? Except, maybe, to melt it down(link to short youtube video).
Marshall Hansen Design silver old stock going into crucible
scrap sterling silver in crucible beginning to melt
more salmon orange colors in the charge
just before flux then pour into ingot mold
fresh sterling ingot about 40g
about 1.25 pounds of sterling ingots made from my old inventory
The deep pitting on my ingots is from using charcoal briquettes ground through a cheese grater for ingot mold release/flux sprinkles before/after pour.