I made this brooch as an 80th birthday present for my Gran. I came up with the idea of making a brooch involving some kind of planet design. It took quite a few revisions, but eventually I came up with something that I was happy with.
The construction involved CNC milling, silicone mould making and pewter casting to create the finished brooch.
I was looking for a project that involved mould making, and asked my girlfriend if she wanted me to make her anything…she decided on some Seahorse earrings, so I set to work.
Using my little CNC machine I knocked up this little star to go on the top of our Christmas tree. It was cut from a piece of 2mm x 40mm aluminium stock using a 2 flute 1mm end mill. The pic above shows it still held in place in the stock by 2 small tabs I added to the outline toolpath.
Here’s the star popped out and given a bit of a polish.
Finally, it’s in place on the top of our tree.