The official blog for Erika May Designs Handmade Jewelry. This blog is dedicated mainly to my jewelry, but will occasionally dabble in other crafts such as farming, cooking, art and hopefully soon, music!
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
It has been a whole year since I cast, and sadly my first cast failed. Thus, those waxes from my previous post are no more and need to be recarved. However, I have wanted to experiement with casting octopus tenticles. You see, I found one in the garbage at the Japanese resturant I worked and thought it had great texture. So I asked the sushi chefs to save the tip instead of throwing it out. I finally saved up enough to make a setting with. After ruining my first casting, i had success casting the tenticle. It worked! So I built a small setting out of tenticles and had another successful casting. Thank goodness I did, because I didnt have enough extra to make another cast with! The piece has a long way to go, but I think it will look great when its done.