Heart Padlock

Organizing the studio today, I came across this "off the mandrel" demo from February 11th.  It was made by using a punty placed on the point of the heart while sculpting and shaping the Effetre 432.  I then added the key hole and latch loop.  I gave it a dusting of Oxford Gray Thompson Enamel to add a bit of interest, thus the speckled appearance.  Once I achieved the overall desired shape, I punty onto the latch and finish the heart design by removing the previous punty and shaping the curved point.  Using a marble mold, I remove my last punty and flame polish any remaining signs of the handle's contact point.  I'm off to make a key :) Enjoy!

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