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« on: May 01, 2009 01:15:56 PM »

I made this silver ring box out of a plastic Easter Egg.  It is about 3 inches tall and the top comes off. 

I used the technique of lost wax casting to make it.  (I can write a tutorial if anybody is interested.)  A quick and dirty explanation is that I took a plastic Easter Egg and made a vine design out of wax on the surface of the egg.  The next step was making a mold out of plaster and melting out the wax and plastic.  Then molten silver was put into the mold.  Once the silver was cool, the plaster was broken off to reveal the egg.  A little polish and voila!!   Grin

There were little air bubbles that got stuck when I poured the plaster.  That was a result of rushing, but I think the effect turned out kind of cool. 

Let me know what you think!  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009 01:18:16 PM »

This is SO COOL!  It looks so classy and pretty. 
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009 01:25:06 PM »

wow! you would never think it was made out of plastic. this is awesome! i would be interested in a tute for wax casting if you'd like to write one up  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2009 01:32:35 PM »

BADASS! I've been dying to try lost wax casting, and I've probably accumulated enough silver scraps that i could do it now too Smiley

really nice job!

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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2009 01:40:44 PM »

Wow, this is gorgeous!  Shocked

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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2009 01:45:25 PM »

Beautiful! Glad you explained the technique, cause I thought it was polymer clay. Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2009 02:01:58 PM »

That's beautiful!

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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2009 02:52:40 PM »

wow! it definitely doesn't look like plastic!
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2009 02:56:26 PM »

Really beautiful project dear!

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