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Wax Carving

Posted by Hannah Blount on

  

 Here is a photographed sequence of steps in the wax-carving process.
Some photographs may seem redundant, but in reality there are about one to two hours in between each one.
Watch and learn!

   


And 12 hours later... I have it's mate:

At this point, two finished shells have been carved, but they are solid. To hollow them out, I did this:

 

After thinning each to an appropriate thickness, I sent them off to my caster to be cast in sterling silver. Then, once they returned to me, I soldered them back together and oxidized them.


And that is how the Large Sea Snail Necklace was made:


 

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Tiny Shell

Posted by Hannah Blount on

 Allow me to introduce the start of a new line, inspired by the ocean. My relationship with this vast, blue thing is slightly different from most, seeing as I am both from an island and the daughter of a fisherman. It is my hope that this background will translate in the work of this new line.

 

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Little Pods

Posted by Hannah Blount on

I just finished a smaller version of the Pod earrings...
They measure 1 1/4 inches, rather than the larger 2 inches. A fun, flirty, daytime version!

 

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A Perfect Model!

Posted by Hannah Blount on

My niece, Tori, got her ears pierced recently- to my absolutely thrilled approval! How could I ask for a more perfect model? I find every excuse to give her precious little adornments, and new to the earring field, she is just as excited to receive them. These were a Christmas gift from my mother and I, the medium Facet Hoops with Pink Tourmaline. I just love this little girl... she blows me away every time I see her. I've never met such a motivated, smart, creative, and lovely person, and she is still so young!

 

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Valentine Pearl

Posted by Hannah Blount on

 Years ago, my brother found a large pearl in a scallop he was opening with our dad. Thinking it was kind of neat, he gave it to me to do whatever with. I remember taking it from him and thinking that I would never use it for myself- it was too special. So, I saved it for him! I visited him last spring in Hawaii (amazing), and told him about it, much to his excitement. This Valentine's Day, he had me turn it into a necklace for his Samantha (or, "The Samilton"). It is just a simple pearl necklace, with a Sapphire dangling from the top (his birthstone), and she loves it. It is just so special, she could see that from the pearl. I thought I would show you what he had me make!

 

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