Saturday, June 7, 2014

Die Formed Tin Experiment Work in Progress

Victoria Takahashi kindly coached me on the making of matrix dies and using the die press.  My first try was with recycled metal from the bottom of a cake tin, using 6,000 lb. of pressure, padded with multiple layers of Z-foam.  The die was made of cast polycarbonate, drilled (low speed) and cut with a jeweler's saw frame and spiral blade.  I am planning to assemble with rivets and add a stainless steel wire pin to the back to make a brooch.


  1. This is beyond fabulous. Brilliant use of color behind your formed fish. LOVE this!

  2. Ooh, gosh, I am all buttered up! Blushing but thanking.