Still no time (or desire?) to start new and large works, so I do little things while testing electro-etching.
A new filigree pattern, a bit smaller than the first one :
And a new seal made from a bolt, this time using a new and more little one :
Digging in the garden, I made an almost archeological discovery, an old bolt eaten by rust. I cleaned it a bit, not too much for the patina to remain and, as I found it really beautiful, I decided to find another use for it.
I turned it into a seal by electro-etching a man hole cover pattern on his head.
And the result is perfectly functional as you can see.
This is how to turn rubbish into design and original object 🙂
My first try, as good as the design was, wasn’t deep enough to tool the soaps.
Hopefully, I found an old bit of Plexiglas lying around in the garden so I tried once more, this time using a little milling machine to engrave it.
As the Plexiglas is transparent, this time, I can show you the monogram right side up, it is still an SC.
I think it will do the job this time, I’ll post a pic of the tooled soaps once their maker would have tried this new seal.
And of course, it gave me tons of ideas to work with Plexiglas, to be followed 🙂
I’ve started to work on the design of a seal for a friend. This seal is to be used on handmade soap.
If I’m quite happy with the monogram, the shape of the seal needs to be reworked.
Another sentence by Wittgenstein, from his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.
I wrote it with stamped wax and glued my seals on the work, it would have been their only use.
To see the whole work, follow the link.
Another try as a jeweller, this time on the basis of the seals I made for another project.
Once the seal assembled with a ring, it makes a perfectly functional seal ring.
It’s not only working it’s also quite nice, don’t you think ?
For an ongoing project that may never be finished, I’m creating some seals using zinc and the acid engraving technic I’m used to.
Each seal is from 1 to 1.5 cm high.
I’m quite happy with the result for the moment. To be followed…