Shell wall sconce

Shell Wall Sconces finishes

February 8, 2012 MaryMay Shell wall sconce

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  I finished making resin castings of the shell sconces. The lower section has been slightly changed from the original to fit with the brass plate more accurately. The actual brass plate had a sort of tall neck, so I had to thin down the area where the lower section of leaf joins with the […]

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Slight adjustments to the shell sconce

January 12, 2012 MaryMay Shell wall sconce

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My client wanted the shell more “scooped out” and hollow – more 3 dimensional, and wanted the scroll a little more delicate. So here is the updated shell. I hope this works for them. I’m off to Greenville, SC tomorrow¬†to teach another beginning carving class. It’s a full class of 12 students, and we will […]

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Wall Sconce Finished

January 9, 2012 MaryMay Shell wall sconce

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I have finished the wall sconce. Here it is. Next is to shellac this to seal it, and make a rubber mold for casting. I have decided to temporarily glue the shell and the leaf decoration together for the mold, as it will be much easier to pour the casting in one piece.

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Shell Wall Sconce almost finished

January 4, 2012 MaryMay Shell wall sconce

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  I worked on the lower section of the wall sconce today. There will be a brass (or some kind of metal) plate where a light will come out of – that is where the white piece of paper is, so that area is flat. I still have a little more detailing on the part […]

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Shell wall sconce

January 3, 2012 MaryMay Shell wall sconce

I have been working on a smaller project the past few days. It will be a small wall sconce with a shell on the top and acanthus design below. It is only about 8″ tall and carved out of mahogany. It will be made in 2 separate pieces because my client wants me to make […]

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