So, for your delectation; drop casting of silver!
I'd previously drop-cast pewter, which was fun, but I knew that silver takes a bit more effort, as it has to be heated to a much higher temperature than pewter. Also the dropping of the hot metal into cold water has to be done into a bucket or other deep container, unlike pewter, where I used a tall glass.
|A 'cup' with a drop of silver nestled in it|
|I love the patterns on this one|
|A couple of weird mushroom shapes|
I've had my makeup done many times, but I have never had my face painted before. So when my dear friend Gill asked if she could paint me, I said 'yes!' and this is the result. I can't believe she's only been doing face-painting for a bit over two WEEKS! She's brilliant, and will only get even better with practice ;)