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Shrinky Dinks® - Bigs Stone No. 1 Shrinky

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Bigs Stone No. 1 Shrinky is a recreation of one of my favorite pendants inspired by tree bark, made for an auction fundraiser.

I’ve made this piece a few times for commissions using sterling silver and white sapphire, but never using Shrinky Dinks®! I was surprised that this shrink plastic version used the same tools, methods and mandrels as I use in metalsmithing, however this time I traded my hammer for a heat gun!

This piece was up for auction on October 6, 2018 at Surel's Place, an artist in residence program in Boise, Idaho.

Post auction: I am thrilled to know the winner and the amazing person to whom he gifted this pendant! 

Bigs Stone No. 1 Shrinky by Melissa Osgood

Shrink Plastic, Epoxy, 4.5mm CZ, 18" Sterling Silver Chain  |  2.5 x 3"

 

Bigs Stone No. 1 Shrinky by Melissa Osgood

Why do you participate in the Surel’s Place Shrinky Dinks Art Auction?

I believe in this mission! As the first resident artist at Surel’s Place, I know first-hand the opportunity that awaits artists to come. Magic happens here when you have time to think and opportunity to explore your never-ending curiosities in art.
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Bigs Stone No. 1 - Sterling Silver

Bigs Stone No. 1 Pendant in Sterling Silver by Melissa Osgood

Bigs Stone No. 1 Pendant in Sterling Silver, White Sapphire, 18" Sterling Silver Chain  |  2.5 x 3"
This sterling silver pendant is made-to-order. This piece is similar to Ponderosa Pendant.

 

Melissa Osgood, art jeweler and metalsmith, creates works made with traditional techniques, elegant forms and modern simplicity.



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