An effective way to motivate the visual brain creativity.Ylecara’s Jewelry Art
Is it as a big bang, a point in expansion coming from the unknown? I don’t want to be out of my field, even when I really enjoy quantum physics and philosophy, I will narrow down my metaphors.
Colleagues, friends, and clients have asked…- where does it come from? Are the Muses? Is creativity always at a little touch of the magic wand? (more…)
One of my Texturing Techniques.Ylecara’s Jewelry Art
This tutorial is intended to illustrate in 23 pictures an intermediate level process that is worthy for jewelers, model makers, miniaturists, architects, designers and many other hobbyists and artists. This technique is a regular procedure used by sculptor more than a traditional technique used for jewelry model makers. I have combined the procedure with another technique applied by print makers as one of the way to catch textures for my designs. Textures are one of the relevant features of my pieces and one of the reasons my clients love the craftsmanship of my jewels. It is my pleasure to share with you this little and useful secret that can make your experience more attractive and your pieces really interesting. If you are motivated for textures as I am, you will have fun, too. I have included the main chords of this technique but you and only you could apply it successfully through experimentation. The textures and forms that you can get are unlimited, as your imagination is. Going through experimentation in small-scale pieces is really inexpensive. Enjoy it and share. (more…)
The Alchemy and Magic of the Lost Wax Casting.Ylecara’s Jewelry Art
The first time I heard about the term The Lost Wax it was as hearing about a lost treasure. In fact, it is a treasure but fortunately, it is not lost. From its origins, thousands of years ago, the main core of this fascinating process is about to convert wax into metal. It is not magic, either alchemy, but similar.The Lost Wax Casting Technique involves art skills as well as precision procedures and a very specialized expertise. Its wide application covers from large industries , to dentists, artists, sculptors, model makers, and jewelers among others.
The remains and pieces that have been found by archeologist and scientist talk to us about a technique that has been used from thousands years ago and have passed from one generation to the other. One of the remarkable discoveries was made in 1930 by Alonso Caso in the Mexican State of Oaxaca. The Gold artifacts found there in Monte Alban are protected and exhibited in its regional Museum. (more…)