Most of my jewelry is produced using the "lost wax" technique, where each piece is first made in wax, then encased in an investing slurry. This dries up and is put in an oven where the wax burns out, and the mould hardens. The metal can now be poured into the mold, which afterwards desintigrates as it is lowered into cold water. The raw pieces can now be removed, and cut free of surplus material. Each piece is then finished by hand.
All my jewelry is made in sterling silver or bronze.
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craft interests: jewelry making
Member Since: 12/26/2012
This is my replica of an archeological find from Denmark. It is dated to around 1050 ad. Cut in wax, and cast in Sterling silver.
Celtic cross made in silver.This is one of my early doings, and is based on one of the many beautiful celtic crosses.Appr. 24mm in diameter.
This is a newly made simple viking belt in bronze.
This is my viking silver belt I made last summer.
Viking mask pendant, sterling silver. One of my recent pieces, based on a find from a viking grave in Birka, Sweden. Original handmade in wax, and then cast in silver using "lost wax" technique.