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Hello All,

 

I cast and finished this bead yesterday. Any and all feed back is good - let me know what you think.

I wish I could save the look of the figure in the rough casting after pickling (the pickle is an acid solution that removes the oxides and leaves a rather pure silver surface). On the reverse side, I like the finished contrast much better than the rough.

Namaste,

Magnus

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Magnus:

 

I agree with you, I like the depletion gilded look better than the polished piece. I can see the relief carving, modeling and delicate shading more clearly before it's polished, but I imagine that the modeling is apparent when you see it in person.

 

I am trying to understand where the hole is in this bead. Is it on the top?

 

Beautiful piece, I also like the celtic knot. I tryed to carve a celtic cross one time and I have appreciation of the difficulty involved.

 

Debbie

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Thank you Jim, This piece is right about 2 inches in diameter and 12mm depth in center (3.5 mm at the edge).

 

Thanks Phil - I have the choice on producing this one with or without the reverse as the two halves get soldered together after casting, but it loses a lot of tactile quality when it's only half a shell so to speak.

 

Thank you Natasha for your kind words.

 

Thanks Debbie - this bead has such a small hole that I will run a wire through it and let it pivot on a jade bead.

 

Blessings,

Magnus

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hi magnus ,it is beautiful so this is the way they come out the casting so the acid only removes the altinkar and boric acid ,so you only have to do a light polishing or sating,mmmm very nice I like the face much and the celtic ,so you don't have small bobbles of metal in the surface ? when you cast right ?,lovely piece ,thanks :o:o

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