New version of my original Dunedain Star turtle brooch

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New version of my original Dunedain Star turtle brooch

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Started a new type of casting (green sand) today, and made this version of my original Dunedain Star Turtle Brooch.

I think that with a little care I can make this work really well.
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Awesome :P
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That is AMAZING - am I seeing it right that it's in two metals? Or is that an artifact of the cleanup process?
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Beautiful work, Jack!
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Oooh that's cool.
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Elleth wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:10 am That is AMAZING - am I seeing it right that it's in two metals? Or is that an artifact of the cleanup process?

The piece is pewter, and the bottom layer is copper plated. I use roman vitriol (Copper Sulfate) to deposit plate copper onto the pewter. It's been used since the 9th century, usually as a first step in the gilding process. (Gold plating holds better if there's a copper plate layer first.)
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Oh wow, that’s absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to see the final product!
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Oooh, very pretty! Honestly, this is really kinda selling me on the turtle design vs the cut-out circle that I had been imagining.
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Incidentally, if you ever offer these for sale, even on a very limited basis... well, I’m going to have to try REALLY hard not to start developing a collection of various star-brooch interpretations :lol:
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Yes, no pressure here but a small run would be most intriguing. :mrgreen:
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Yes, switching to green sand has allowed me to clear my last hurdle for medieval and LOTR brooches: historically accurate pins.

I'm very close to having several variations available.
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Oooh...that's nice! :D

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Really nice work Caed, I've always liked the turtle brooch version of these. Gulli's was particularly nice too.
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Re: New version of my original Dunedain Star turtle brooch

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I do love this style also. Please know that I would also get in line for a production run.
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