You knew I’d do these eventually, right? Here are the zombie rings that I finished carving today, fresh out of a test mold. I haven’t cleaned them up or anything so they’ll still be a little improved in their final form — plus I did some successful testing today doing copper plating (as well as bronze and silver) so I’m looking forward to being able to give them more character with that. These are currently in a size 7.5 and an 11 if I remember correctly.
It was actually quite difficult to do these. I’ve been working in wax for a while — soft stuff — and only in the last couple days went back to clay. I was dismayed to discover that my hands aren’t strong enough to carve clay any more, so I had to do the majority of the shaping on these rings with a Dremel. I had to carve the big zombie’s hair by hand, and I really wrecked myself. I ate supper like an ape, with no thumb, making a fist around my fork. The delicious meal that Caitlin made was more than enough distraction. It is a little depressing though that just as I’m starting to find my footing with all this that it’s being taken away… it actually feels like that’s the story of my life. I guess I should be thankful that a great many things are interesting to me.