Wednesday, June 29, 2011


The biggest batch of gators so far. Textured and smooth. I couldn't resist so I put some patina on a couple just to see what they would look like. The one in the center is the only one that is finshed. The others are all rough castings ready for finishing. There a few red fish in there too.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Custom Pendant

This was an interesting job. A friend had this bottle cap as a keep sake from a trip to Japan. One of her favorite beers discovered on a brewery tour. She wanted to make it into a pendant

I cut the rim off. I had to do it in 2 stages to get the right height but that turned out to be a good thing because I made earrings out of the rims. I made a silver bezel cup to fit and covered it with plexi to protect the cap and set it in the bezel

She loved it
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Custom ring with stone

A recent custom job of designing a silver ring with a catseye stone the customer had

After several design sessions we came up with a good solution to his idea of basing the design on the yin yang symbol. This is the rough casting in silver with the bezel ready to be soldered in and the stone set. 

the finished design
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Thursday, June 2, 2011

New Grouper

This is a new grouper buckle with a very different patina. I did several layers of brown and green using heat to get a darker color in some places. I was going for a more patterned surface because the grouper has a very distinct random looking pattern of darks and lights. This one off is available for 65.00 on the one of a kind page of my website.
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