T is for Tessa
My granddaughter has a penchant for the letter "T" which of course is the initial of her first name. She is thrilled with anything shaped like a "T" or that has the letter on it as a monogram. So what could be better than a fancy Letter "T" pendant in silver.
This pendant is a test for me as it is very thin and I am wondering if I can cast it using the vacuum process. I would feel a bit more secure if I was using a centrifugal caster. I won't know until I try. I am using four sprues to get the silver to flow in fast.
At this writing I haven't made the pour but I will add the results (good or bad) when I do.
The T pendant is too thin to be a good pendant for a child. Sterling silver shrinks a bit when it cools and this one is very thin. The pointy ends are sharp too. I will re-run the design but with a much heavier base (back) layer. It will look exactly the same but will be able to withstand a lot more wearer abuse.