These are about 1 3/8" wide and cast in pewter. The reverse is blank. They are supposed to be symbols of the Lovecraft Mythos. 1. Organic Derleth Elder Sign. 2. Derleth Elder Sign. 3. Cthulhu. 4. Lovecraft Elder Sign. 5. Cthulhu in R'Lyeh. These are my first efforts to cast metal.
Lovely sculptingwork, very intricate. was the originals made in clay?
Thanks. The originals were made with sculpey, though I've used Monster Clay (wax) also. Melted metal is a little tricky because it has surface tension that keeps it from going into tiny detailed places. I think jewelry makers use a centrifuge of some kind. I found out I couldnt just pour these into a flat mold (which would have been nice since they have a blank side), but the details just wouldnt come out. So I ended up making a two piece mold and let the weight of the pewter itself help push the metal into the details. I hope that made sense.
Man i love this!!
As the famous internet meme goes, "Shut up and take my money!". Also, I would love to purchse one of these if you cast more.
Thanks. After trying out working with low temp pewter I have a lot of respect for people who work with molten metals.
You have been Busy, Congrats. they look great
Thanks. When a friend reminded me that many silicone materials could handle melted pewter I had to have a go at it. The stuff (pewter) is too expensive (for me, at least) to make anything large, but I may try a few smaller items.
I rather like these, I may have to make something similar
Thanks. You might find that pewter is a good material to make some fittings or decorations for some of your book designs.