Thursday, January 29, 2009

Faux Bone - loving it!


I've been experimenting with Faux Bone - a type of non-toxic PVC. Its great stuff - you can saw it, drill it, hammer it, texture it, heat and bend it (just don't burn it - that releases yucky fumes) and put resin in it. To get the 'bone' effect you rub brown shoes polish on it - then rub it off and sand it when its reached the desired 'age'.

This is a brooch I've made with etched copper frame, craft wire in pink, crystal quartz heishi and metal silevr coloured beads (Fair Trade from Ethipia). And brass micro-screws (I also LOVE micro-screws - must be the engineer in me.....)!

The gorgeous stone is a porcelain jasper from Heart of Stone Studio in the US.

3 comments:

Tracy said...

Where is the photo that shows the whole piece? I love the bit I can see here! Is that a faceted stone too, or is it just wierd reflections?

Ginga Squid said...

Thanks Tracy! There are more photos of it on my website in the "Bold Ornamental" section (www.GingaSquid.com).

Yes - its a CZ, stuck in there with some epoxy! Thought I'd 'bling' it up a bit.....

Tracy said...

Oh, nice! I love your style.