Saturday, October 1, 2011

Concho's and Belt Buckles...



Over the summer.. (did I happen to mention it was a crazy summer?) I was asked by Steve Edwards of Queen Valley Mule Ranch to sculpt a mule head for him. The design would be cast into conchos for his Signature Series Saddles and Belt Buckles.  Here is the finished head, sculpted in Sculpey, cured then shipped to Advanced Castings in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  When it arrived it was digitally scanned and prepped to cast into the final items. I'm so excited! I've seen the digital scans (so cool) and the first test cast. I can't wait to see the conchos on one of Steve's Signature Saddles, and a buckle in real life!

I know these images are flipped .. but they really are the same one.

I really enjoyed working with the Sculpey, can't wait to do it again!


"Capturing the spirit of a portrait, the sparkle of a moment in time, or the soft sounds of your memories."

1 comment:

Cindy Haase said...

How very cool! You are so multi-talented.