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Katrina Newman makes beautifully modern jewelry pieces using an ancient technique. 

Newman on her process:

The process of Cuttlefish casting involves taking a cuttlefish bone found on the beach; I cut it in two and carve out a basic design, and sprue, I then rejoin the two halves. I melt sterling silver granules until they are molten and pour them quickly (hopefully without spilling any of the molten metal liquid) into the mould. The mould crackles and cooks. After cooling I open the mould to see if I have made a successful cast, many don’t work. I then spend many hours filing and emerying the piece at my desk, before polishing and finally presenting it for sale.

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