I love the abstracted animal designs of the Vikings. Great inspiration for jewelry!
Kiff Slemmons is a wonderful metalsmith living in Chicago. She did a series of brooches that honored remarkable people called “hands of heroes”. I will put some out there for inspiration.
The first wedding rings I made just celebrated their silver wedding anniversary this summer! Thanks to Jeff & Sharon for sharing the pic!
It is so satisfying to hammer metal and create something that was never there. How can I get those who want a break from the virtual world to come and try to bang on some metal?
I’ve been working in the smithing room at the studio
Working on a chalice that is “holy grail” inspired. I have smithed the bowl. I need to make the base and I want the vessel to be decorated with Army men and toy guns. I cast these. I see quite a bit of potential for other jewelry.
Quote from the famous courtesan turned fashion designer, Coco Chanel (1883-1971):
“It is disgusting to wander round loaded with millions because one is rich: jewellery isn’t meant to make you look rich, it is meant to adorn you and that is not the same thing at all.”
Oxidizing hazard symbol
I was traveling behind a truck with the oxidizing hazard symbol on in and thought it looked like a ring. I was intrigued that the flat symbol should become more active. My ring pulls out to become more dimensional and then can be flattened back to 2-dimensions.