Hi! Thanks for stopping in today!
My last post showed how I tried to use rock salt to add texture to my morels. That experiment failed. The salt just didn’t make the right shapes. I know, I’m too particular. LOL
I thought and thought, and couldn’t come up with any other solution other than just (very carefully) sculpting the holes one by one. Let me tell you, it got a little bit tedious. But, I think they turned out pretty good!
In case you don’t know what a morel mushroom looks like, here is an example.
Those dark areas are holes and crevices. I was trying to create a fairly realistic representation. Below are the pictures of the the two pendant sized, and two earring set sized sculpts. I’m curious to know what you think. I haven’t added the matte varnish yet. Creative criticism is welcome! Do I need to keep working? Do they need a tweak? Or, are they ready for prime time?
This is what they looked like before I baked them.
This is Set 1 after they’ve been baked and stained.
This is Set 2 after they’ve been baked and stained.
They look huge in these pictures, but they are about 1 inch for the small ones, and 2 inches for the big ones.
So, tell me what you think! Are they ready to make into jewelry (after varnishing)?