07/27/15

Snailing to Byzantium

The Snail Knights, questing for the Holy Snail, have made it to Castle Etsy.

Sir Prize Party, the ebullient; Sir Enity, the mellow; Sir Cumnavigator, the curious; and Sir Vivor, the wary.
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07/14/15

Snail Knights are here

New pieces arrived from the foundry today, including Snail Knights on their quest for the Holy Snail! I’ll be photographing them and putting them up on Etsy in the next couple of weeks.

Crossing the Land of Green:
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Sir Prize Party was a good talker; Sir Enity was a good listener…
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Sir Cumnavigator and Sir Vivor at the edge of the Land of Brown:
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07/8/15

Over the Garden Wall

I’ve had images like this in my head for a while now. Thought I’d have a go at daubing them! They’re done in washy acrylics.

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07/5/15

More patina

Got some wilder “carnival glass” colours on the silver using a more dilute solution and no heat, so that the process was slower and more controllable.

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07/3/15

Bauta rings

My first attempt at jewellery: bronze and silver rings featuring one of my favourite obsessions, the bauta mask. This is also my first go at a patina. I used liver of sulphur and got quite varied effects. The first two rows are bronze and the rest are silver (the first silver row is polished back). Hopefully I’ll get the process under somewhat better control in future. The silver seems more predictable than the bronze. Some of the bronze ones developed an iridescent colour and others didn’t, and I really don’t know why. The bronze ones seemed to keep on changing after I put them in the stop bath, too.┬áSome research and/or experiments may be in order if I make any more. I’ll be sealing most of these with lacquer, but I might clean up a few of the less interesting ones and try again.

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