Thursday, April 9, 2009

Why-Custom Made Furnace?

This my husband's babe. Took around a month plus to complete, two weeks delayed . That was during Chinese New Year and almost all the suppliers gone for long CNY holidays. Anyway customer don't mind waiting, as long as the furnace is well build.

Why- Jewelry Custom made and even furnace custom made?

Coz... little Chin and little Jane got a dream, they want to set up a play ground for people really have passion in creating things from "sketch" - Hey, you really sketch using CAD software and asking computer to do all the printing. To set up such playground for aged 5 to 80 is impossible since arts and craft tools worth a few time higher in Malaysia compare to developed country i.e. US. So we go back to fundamental i.e. sourcing for lowest cost of materials, we also try to create our own tools and the most important part is the furnace/kiln that "cook" the material. Heating is a vital part in making things, no matter what "ingredient" using i.e gold, silver, brass, ceramic, glass and even wood. This little dream of Chin and Jane need lot of works to be done... 4 years of R&D... core people is on.... technical know how is on......... so why are they still waiting?

Will their dream come true?.....

Friday, April 3, 2009

Cliff and Mikie

This is my first jewelry project that make use of Rolland MDX-15 to engrave on wax to create the molds. The results was not as good as I have expected. I did not realize the taper effect create by the engraving knife until whole mold is finished craved. The rings surface had been thinned to a spoiled original Celtic design. Besides that wax substrates become sticky and clot in between the small gaps of the design. I have done both side engraving and try to solve the taper effect but still can't get the exact engrave point when the mold was flip over. At last I decide to use a really sharp engrave knife and engrave maximum depth of 15mm. It gives a better results. As conclusion, I prefer to use modeling board to run on such patterns mold.
Thanks to Cliff and Mikie, to let me have these photos posted. It is great to see some old jobs, just like seeing old friends.
mobile: +6016 2668 066 (Jane) & +6012 2446 286 (Chin)
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