Thursday, December 18, 2008

Just thought I would throw these in as an example of smaller more delicate work that can be done.

Wasp Earrings 22K Granulated Gold, Red Tourmaline 1.5 inches long by 1 inch wide

Not satisfied I have again gone in and did a few changes. First I lowered the brow and got rid of the heavy brow creases. Then I widened the face and redid her eyes and gave more structure to the snake's heads. Now finally, I think I will leave her alone and be happy with her.

Here is a nice shot of her profile. She is about an inch and a quarter deep.

Here is the Medusa Pendant I have working on lately. She is 3 inches across and created out 18 gauge sterling silver sheet. (I have since updated her look, see above postings)

I have added a 3mm outer edge of square wire to thicken the edge. Also I created a 22 inch chain made of twisted round silver wire. Sorry for the glare on the face it gives her a starring eye effect.

Here again is the finished old man pendant. He like the Medusa has a thick 3mm square wire added to his edge. He will be hung on a 18 inch 7mm thick hand woven chain of sterling silver.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Old Man Portrait.
Front view.
2 inches
Chased sterling silver and oxides.

This is my most recent endeavor. Later I will add a bail and a sleek decorative edge so that it can be worn as a necklace. My intent is to give the feeling of an ancient Roman medallion type pendant.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

chasing and repousse

Here are a few samples of Chasing and Repousse I have done. I hope you find them intriguing enough to want to come to this months meeting in Virginia


Image #1, The deer was chased and repoussed in sterling silver sheet; working in the flat, and then bent round to a bracelet. 3.25 x 2.25''

Image #2, The Rams Head Drinking vessel started out as a flat sheet of sterling and was hand raised to cup form. Then the ram's features were hammered out using a snaring iron and chasing tools. 7 x 3 ''

Image #3, This shell shaped pendant is chased and repoussed in the flat and then embellished with electroformed copper stripes and surface set with white sapphires. 1.75 x2 ''