Recently it was my six month anniversary with Rachel. She'd been dropping many "subtle" hints about all the things I should buy her to celebrate, but why buy when you can make?? So since jewellery featured so prominently in her wishlists I decided I'd make her some earrings. After tossing around a few ideas I happened across my old metal casting gear and half a white metal ingot, which gave me the idea of casting some earrings. And so with much vigor I launched into my next project.
Step one was to make a postitive to cast from. I dug out my trusty supply of blue plasticine and set to work. Working with a scalpel on an old mirror I made up positive and a box to hold the plaster.
Step two was to make the negative. I poured some plaster into the mold and then put it on a vibrating table to vibrate out any air bubbles. The plastic tray is to catch any spills.
A few hours later it ha...