Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Virtual design to reality

My designs start out as virtual pieces existing as a set of instructions on a computer as I design using CAD - Computer Aided Design. I can look at them and cannot touch them. Using the display tools on the computer I can have them look look plastic, metal, or most any virtual material.
I can spin them and look at them in most any angle and under different kinds of virtual light.

When the waxes that are created from my computer instructions reach the casting house they are cast into bronze. I am then sent pictures of my "babies."
They try to show me the different sides of the pieces and discuss any changes that might need to be made to make the pieces work in jewelry.

But nothing matches the day that FEDEX delivers my new babies to me and I get to see and touch and photograph the real things. Sometimes they turn out and sometimes they don't. These did!
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