A Summer Butterfly Design

I’ve recently created this pewter butterfly moth jewellery piece inspired by Folk art and Art Deco. Last year, I developed the concept of a stylized butterfly – moth hybrid design as seen in a previous blog post

 

I wanted a fun, quirky design that I could make into bracelets, pins, necklaces, chokers and keychains.

 

Butterfly Statement Necklace

 

As with all my pewter jewellery pieces, this started life as a delicate wax carving, from a special hard green jeweller’s wax.

The rose coloured bits is wonderfully versatile repair wax that is used to fill in and fix parts of the sculpture: Wolf Wax 

 

The carving is then cast into bronze via the lost wax process into 8 master pieces.

Bronze is a very hard metal and withstands the vulcanization process of making the pewter silicone molds in the next step.

 

 

These bronze pieces were sent to my centrifugal / spin caster to be cast into the lead-free pieces. The spin cast circular mold is typically 8 inches in dimeter.

 

Once I received the pieces back, I assemble them into my various jewelry items:

 

 

 

 

To celebrate my new butterfly design, and also the arrival of the beautiful Monarch butterflies to our area in North America, Please visit my butterfly themed jewelry & art on my brand new website LizaPaizis.com.

Thanks for visiting !

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