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Splash pendant


#1

A customer wants me to make a pendant she saw in the States. She
says it looks like someone took molten gold and threw it at the
wall. Would it be done by pouring the molten gold on ice ? Any
ideas on how this is done will be greatly appreciated.

Thank You
Ruth


#2

pour it over a frozen plate of steel perhaps that will do what
your looking for…Ringman


#3

Splash, drip, and otherwise experiment with wax, then cast the
model your customer approves.

Dick


#4

Hi Ruth, I have made pendants, from customer’s scrap, by melting
and pouring into water, for shot. Then the pieces are arranged
and fused. I have made shapes of hearts, crosses, etc. It’s a
different effect and ok, if not overdone. I’m not sure if it’s
near what your customer saw. Curtis


#5

I wouldn’t try doing this with molten gold. Why not try doing it
with wax? Melt some wax in a spoon a pour it on an oiled surface
like granite or marble. With wax, you can try over and over till
you get the result you ecxpect. You can then cast it in gold.

Sawaya Designer Jewelry
artemis@inco.com.lb
Fax & Voice Mail (New York): +1-212-656 1272


#6

Ruth, There are several ways which such a pendant may have been
produced. * Pored over gravel or rock Salt (my preference as the
salt is easy to remove using water as a solvent) * molded in a
carved recess in a charcoal block * cast in a tuffia mold My
suggestion is to try several things which may in part a similar
texture, (using scrap) and letting your customer review the more
interesting ones.

Wayne M. Schenk
Jeweler and Gemologist.


#7

Dear Ruth We have done this by taking molten gold and pouring
it on a stone slab …pretty hit or miss technique but can yeild
some interesting results hope this helps Ron


#8

Dear Ruth Wiens, The effect your client likes may have been
achieved by pouring molten wax onto a cold surface. I’ve
achieved some nice effects - if somewhat random - by simply
pouring hot wax onto a cold steel plate. Suitable wax pieces can
then be cast in whatever metal one requires.

Hope this helps and kind regards from
Rex from Oz


#9

Ruth They are called “splats”. They are made by accident from
blowouts in the casting proces or delibertly by dropping molten
metal in a pan. Sometime on various materials that the metal
will come lose from and sometimes just the flat bottom of the
pan. my wife has broach my son made for her with fire opal two
diamonds set in it. Regards Joe


#10

Ruth They are called “splats”. They are made by accident from
blowouts in the casting proces or delibertly by dropping molten
metal in a pan. Sometime on various materials that the metal
will come lose from and sometimes just the flat bottom of the
pan. my wife has broach my son made for her with fire opal two
diamonds set in it. Regards
Joe