Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Painting pins

This bad shot is of 3 painting pins. This is about all I have left from this series of pin pendants. The center one is of bronze and the acrylic painting is set behind polycarbonate and set like a stone with silver bezel. The sticks are also silver. The one on the right is a print of a watercolor I did of a swimming pool It's coated with acrylic and set from behind in a copper frame. The left on is also a print and set from behind in a silver frame. The top picture shows some paintings that have yet to be used, waiting patiently to be cropped and prepared for the next series to begin.
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Here is another Red fish buckle in bronze with a good example of what I call the brown flake patina. I also put some green on this one. The green fades a little after wear and gets darker with exposer to heat and sun. I wore this buckle for about 3 weeks and this is the color it achieved. It will stay about like this. Other buckles made with this alloy will eventually get to this color and "flake" pattern, even if they start out with a high polish. However , it will take about 6 months of constant wear. This one looked like this from day one due to the patina I put on it.
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This redfish buckle has a brown flake patina with some green. One of a kind
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This gator came out with a great green patina.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I changed the display at the Artisans' Guild Gallery a bit to better show the buckles. I added the new snook and the grouper as well.  These and others will be on display there thru July when we move to our new location downtown.

Friday, May 13, 2011

More Gators

Here are a couple of shots of new Gator buckles. The heavily textured one is like the others but with a darker patina.  The smoother textured one is a one of a kind and that will be for sale in the one offs available page on my website   under the jewelry menu

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Beach Glass custom job

A customer brought me this piece of glass to make a necklace.  It has an open back to let the light thru