Friday, February 4, 2011

More Concrete Stuff

Super-Sized Street Earrings

No, this is not the jewelry I made in my concrete class, but I wish I had! This is the super fun work Belgian artist Liesbet Bussche.

Concrete class was actually canceled today due to the incredibly cold weather, but fortunately I had some materials to play with at home. It occurred to me the other day that I might have been getting too complicated with the whole mold-making thing. I figured if I just rolled out some modeling clay to a consistent thickness, I could cut circles with the cutters my friend Elena lent me, pour the concrete, let it set up and then just peel the whole thing away.
It worked pretty well, too. There's a few glitchy things to work out, but I like the simplicity of it. Here are a few pics of the concrete in the molds. . .
 and then a couple pieces out and polished up a bit. . .

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