Cascade Collection from Silver Scrap

by Dianne Jacques.
(United States)

Cascade Collection from Silver Scrap by Dianne Jacques  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Broomcast without stone

I recently stumbled on a new addiction, one that I was afraid to try but have found is a delight! The technique is broomcasting and uses up my silver scrap.

The scrap is placed in a prepared crucible and melted to a liquid state. The molten silver is then poured in a tin can filled with broom straw and water.

Cascade Collection from Silver Scrap by Dianne Jacques  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Broomcast with tube set CZ

I never know what I am going to get and sometimes they just have to be melted down again, but most of the time I get great shapes with lots of striations.

If you have some scrap silver laying around, try it! Remember, safety first!

Dianne Jacques
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