This design with very tiny paw print charms was done at the request of my daughter. She and her husband share their home with two min-pin dogs and two cats. She told me something like a paw print would be a desireable pendant for like minded pet owners. I was also told she preferred something rather small.
That tempted the creation of these very tiny charms as a chalange on how small I could cast silver. They turned out quite nice to my eye.
Here we have two dog and two cats paws representing her pets. Left to right they are dog, cat, dog, cat. After doing the research, these prints are correct for each species, but not specific to any certain breed. A fun project and 12 copies of each print were made.
Horse Head Pendant
When you look close you can see the design contains many musical symbols. The design of the horse in Texas and the music symbols tie in appropriate for my wife's personal silver collection. Note the background has been blackened to highlight the design but apears a bit lighter in this photograph. It is one inch in height.
KautzCraft Studio does make other jewelry besides pendants. Making rings is a very enjoyable project. A ring was my very first lost wax silver casting project. Here are two rings just completed for my wife Gloria. They are a Valentine present for 2016. The ring with the cross is of course, a Christian ring and the three lines (each side) represent the Trinity.The ring on the right is a hand carved twisted two strand rope signifying our togetherness for over fifty years.
Not sure if this is a deer or an elk. Probably the latter due to the size of the antlers. It's about 1 3/4 " wide and almost 2" high. This example comes in at 33.3 grams with the bail and jump ring. All Sterling of course. Furture versions will probably be made a bit lighter by reducing the thickness. This one is massive. A good companion for the "Kelpie" water horse pendant.