It doesn’t always go to plan!

I always strive to ensure that students attending my jewellery workshops create successful pieces. Sometimes this doesn’t happen. After all, this is a learning environment and failures are part of that journey.

Here is a Mayan pendant cast by one of my students during a jewellery workshop. The piece was supposed to have a round bottom edge but the pour failed and the bottom didn’t fill out.

The result is a spectacular piece that has so much more authenticity and looks like an ancient artifact that has been dug from the ruins of a temple.
cast mayan pendant made by a student This effect would have been quite tricky to achieve without looking intention. As it is, I think the piece as been improved by a so-called failure.

Just beautiful.