Working with castings is a blessing. The piece is almost ready to go! I say almost because it still needs to be tumbled, cleaned up, assembled and cleaned/finished again.

I never took any formal courses in gold or silver smiting so I kind of make things up as I go along. Of course they are logical methods but I am sure I am missing out on some tips and tricks that could really help me out.

Next month I am going down to the US so I plan to do some research and see if I can get a hold of some good books. The Internet is a valuable resource but good information is hard to find. Once I compile some great tips I will be sure to share them on my new website and blog in the works!

Here is another sneak peak to some things to come:


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