I want to know, what is the weirdest thing you have cast? I have
a list as long as my arm, but I think the tops has to be the time
someone sent a baby's umbilical stump...you know...that black bit
that fall off the baby's belly button. She wanted it cast in
sterling to make into a tie tack for a fathers day present.
Certainly a unique gift idea!
LOL! I’m not sure that I can top that, but we got crawfish…LIVE
crawfish to cast…we just invested the little guys, (after they
passed away) smelled horrible but worked…no, I’m sorry, but I
can’t top the tie tack umbilical cord. Oh, man. Did you mold it
or do a burn out? (gag).
I've cast flowers, bugs, sticks and many other things. I have
returned several items I considered to be rather raunchy.
I don’t wanna know what you’ve returned…actually, we returned a
foreskin (yes, human, so we think) once so I couldn’t list it in
the stuff we’ve cast area… Yes, yes, flowers, sticks, bugs,
and a kidney stone…
I have also returned many copyrighted & signed pieces. On
Oh, me too, so many times, they come with requests for an
exclusive, or with a note that says “My girlfriend made this by
hand…” Yeah right.
I think it would be interesting to have a gathering of
casters for discussion. I believe a free exchange of ideas and
techniques is good for the field. I have helped many new casters
with some problem or other. I also teach workshops at my shop on
a variety of topics such as Moldmaking, Designing for Production,
Finishing(hand and mech) and Casting. Such a gathering wouldn?)
But I think it could be very fruitful. Do you think this idea is
Never been to the Santa Fe Symposium. But I do think that the
more we communicate, the more we all learn. So many caster treat
you like you have the plague when you say you cast too. Example:
I was at a show where I had what I thought was a wonderful
conversation with another caster in our booth. I went to return the
visit at his booth and he started shrieking at me about knocking
him off and get the f**k out. I mean YELLING! I as just
*standing there, not even looking at anything! Security came, it
was horrible. So now I know, only be friendly to casters who are
proven to be friendly two times, not once. So be friendly again,
You let people come in to learn? Great idea, but oh dear god,
doesn’t it get in the way of production? I have a friend who buys
from us for his retail store, he came in one day to “help out” we
gave him really easy molds, and he shot 80% bad. Told me that our
molds were defective. So cute. No, hon, your wax work is
JA, glad to know ya. What’s status: U?
Tammi @ TanZyr