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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Hand-cast pewter charms on: March 28, 2016 10:58:33 PM
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I assume pewter melts at a higher temp than lead, but lower than most metals?
I honestly have no idea.  I know that some pewters actually contain lead, and therefore you have to be careful which type you're smelting.  I did this over medium/high heat on my stove in a steel container.  Looking it up, it appears that the melting temp for a lead free pewter like I used is 462-474 F.
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Hand-cast pewter charms on: March 07, 2016 11:50:02 PM
I got asked to do these charms for an author as a promotion for her book.  They are supposed to be gourd bottles with St. Georges crosses and torches on them.  Since I am a member of the SCA, a medieval recreation group, I decided to do this the only way I knew how - the hard way.  I had carved a mold out of soapstone using methods that they would have done during the middle ages(I would have pictures of the mold but it broke into several pieces), cast pewter into it, and hand filed each piece down.  The ten pieces must have taken over 20 hours to do easily.  It was a long uphill battle to get these pieces done, but I'm proud of them.  I hope you like them too.
All of them in a row...
 Blurry close up to show detail.  
3  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Glass etched coffee table... on: September 23, 2015 08:26:36 AM
That is awesome!  May I ask if that is all one piece of tape that you used, or is it a bunch of strips?  If it is one piece, where did you get it?
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: my version of the Sophies Universe Lapghan on: September 01, 2015 11:59:08 AM
I love the colorway and all the textures!
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: new painting - Saturdays at Sully's - in two colors on: January 04, 2015 08:57:35 AM
This is really, really good!  Congrats on doing such a spectacular painting!
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Smoke Skull papercutting on: November 27, 2014 04:36:36 PM
I normally don't like pink, but it looks great in your presentation.
I know that the lighting is crappy but the paper is actually a metallic purple.  But I can totally see how someone would think it's pink. Grin
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Smoke Skull papercutting on: November 26, 2014 04:48:53 PM
I just finished this papercutting tonight, and I'm really proud of it!  Cut out of deep purple metallic paper, it's approximately 7 inches in height. 
8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Sansa Stark - Halloween 2014 on: November 24, 2014 02:30:39 PM
I love Got!  Your costume is so good that I saw the thumbnail of it and instantly recognized it to be Sansa!
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Girl with vines and birds papercutting on: October 15, 2014 10:01:45 PM
Oh my God!  I've been chosen as a featured project??  *happy flail*
   
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Fairy with stars papercutting on: October 02, 2014 06:41:52 PM
A papercutting of a fairy and stars that I did about 5 years ago.  It is about 4 and a quarter inches in diameter and cut out of printer paper.
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