Wednesday, June 16, 2010

KC PMC Guild Explore Faux Bone

The June meeting was a hive of activity, with participants buzzing with idea as we explored Faux Bone, the carvable medium developed by Robert Dancik. Armed with files, hammers, and other tools each person received a 5/8 x 4" piece of 1/16th inch faux bone. There were also some various sizes of round scrap blocks (thankyou, Judy) to experiment on.

Some people designed, some carved and drilled, gouged and colored with ink and shoe polish.
Some people got their first hands-experience with using a jeweler's saw - remember, don't hold it too tightly, gently move the blade vertically, up and down, and SMILE. It helps you relax.
And don't forget to use your bench pin!

Carol Hale had been working ahead and brought several finished pieces using faux bone and copper, brass, rivets and beads. Her flower pendant is mounted on a textured copper backing. The stem is "sewn" on using fine brass wire and the back is protected with fine suede.

Her collar neckpiece uses brass, beads, jump rings, and rivets. She scribed words and designs, which were stained before riveting them to the piece.

This bird necklace uses copper, rivets and beads.

My favorite piece was a bracelet, each link of faux bone different. The small, pewter figure lashed to the center bead was from one of her very first casting projects.
 Great job experimenting, Carol!! Lynette made a mess, as usual, but we all had fun.

If you were there, send me photos of your finished rings and we will add them here.

Don't miss our next demos. Check our website meeting schedule for upcoming demo topics.

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