Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Monday, 26 September 2011
I found this picture in The Observer a week or so ago. Rebels broke into the homes of the Gaddafi family and in his daughters house they found this mermaid sofa personalised with Aisha Gaddafi's face. And she looks pretty angry. I am adding a personalised mermaid sofa with my own face on to my Christmas list.
Saturday, 27 August 2011
The new brooches I've been working on. A brass pigeon foot holding a 6mm pearl.
Playing with my new blow torch and learning how hot is too hot.
And the heat effected pattern that's created in my light weight concrete breeze block that I work onto.
Jewellery now available from my online shop, please visit via my website at www.tessametcalfe.co.uk
Saturday, 23 July 2011
Thursday, 21 July 2011
Friday, 15 July 2011
Sunday, 29 May 2011
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Sunday, 17 April 2011
Coin medal in solid brass depicting regal side profile and reads:
The Invention Of Tradition.
The initial embossing over a photograph into sheet tin over plasticine. Melting wax in a bain-marie to make a positive coin cast. The white wax retains some of the black plasticine. More detail added to the face and hair. A sand cast is then made from the wax mold into which the molten brass is poured. Imprint of the coin in the burnt sand. The two finished medals: The earlier with less detail and heavier at approximately quarter kilo of brass. Above is from a more refined later design. The original broke in casting leaving the cracks. The difference between the coins gives the impression of two editions of the Queen's face during her reign.