I have been fortunate to receive some fantastic donations of sterling silver objects already and have been planing the ways in which I will use them. Thank you!
I have found it surprisingly hard to make the first cut at times when dismantling the objects to melt down and cast. I think it is due to a mix of the history residing in some of the pieces and also a little bit of self doubt.. I wan’t to make make good of these gifts! The beauty of casting though, I can remind myself is that I can always melt it down again..phew!
But yes, all in all it’s exciting and humbling to actually have people respond and gift their belongings to this project. I am also keen to hear any stories/ anecdotes that may accompany these donations.. It is interesting to know the history behind these relics and what compelled people to want to get involved with Trade To Treasure.
I will leave you with some images from the studio of what I have been up to with some of the donations so far. Please feel free to comment and share this blog.