The first silver ring I made at Metalwerx. These pics don't do it justice.
My 2nd silver ring
Toilet paper holder I made at Prospect Hill Forge (PHF)
A trivet? I learned scrolling and collaring at PHF
A steer head I made in "animals etc" class
A brooch I made for a medieval clothing class I took at MIT (I made a cloak for it in that class)
A skull-face I made in "Animals etc class". I gave this to my nephew Nicholas.
A dragon cubicle coat hanger I made for Janet RB in thanks for the huge set of tongs she gave me.
Dragon keychain I made for my sister.
First piece of the season 2009! This is a skull figure I made in my backyard forge.
Mild Steel Bracelet - I made this using all cold techniques except for heating the metal to anneal it (make it soft).
Copper pin w/ brass leaf and green stone I made for Irene.
Copper bracelet I made for Irene
My first attempt at repousse and chasing (with copper)
My 2nd attempt at repousse and chasing - Brass number plate for our house
Another go at repousse/chasing - a copper bracelet
A hook (and two nail hooks) I made for our shed doors
Dragon cubicle coat hanger I made for my cube at work
A brass cuff bracelet
Another ring. Copper, textured with a rounded chasing tool.
A brass ring similar texturing to the copper one
A doorknocker (currently residing on our front door)
Etched brass plate I made as a cover for my e-book reader
Bookmark I made for Irene for our 10th anniversary
Closeup of bookmark
Etched brass bracelet
Bookmark I made for Irene's friend's birthday
My Tardis key (etched steel)
My first wire and tumbled stone necklace
This one is called La Femme d'Argent (it's made of silvery colored copper wire with a white jade stone)
MiOk and her magical salmon of doubt
Mobile phone dangles
Back of spiderweb pendant
Copper wire bracelet
Copper wire bracelet unlatched
Bracelet made from copper washers as a gift to Irene's Aunt Evelyn
Earrings I made for my niece. Brass, copper and silver.
Pendant (brass and I think moss agate)
Bronze (and silver) earrings with beads
Another etched copper bookmark
Bookmark from an ancient Hebrew manuscript
Necklace made from etched copper, old book pages, etc
Earrings to match the necklace
Before - an old book
After - A jewelry box
My first chandelier earrings
Viking alchemy ring. Viking runes and alchemical symbols etched in copper and brass
Celtic cross pendants
Etched copper and brass bracelet - the brass is etched with drawings of different astrolabes, the copper is etched with the words "Navigare necessus est spectare ad astra" in different ancient alphabets
My first attempt at filigree
MiOk's watch bracelet
Bracelet for MiOk, made of remnants she gave me (pewter bracelet and bezeled turquoise stones)
MiOk's bracelet, made of turquoise she gave me and red coral
MiOk's earrings, made of silver beads and turquoise she gave me
I love the colors copper makes when it's heated...
My first attempt at woven wire
My mini biz-cards from moo.com
Irene's dad's tie clip
My first arts fair @ The Burren during Somerville's ArtBeat 2010
Me at my table @ The Burren during Somerville's Artbeat 2010
Custom guitar picks made from Nickel Silver
When I went to etch something last week, I found this strange fungus that was growing on my stump in the cellar
I etched the cross for this bracelet
Me at the Topsfield Fair forging a door knocker
Making part of a doorknocker at the Topsfield Fair Blacksmith Shop
Book cover in progress
The book the cover is for
More book cover in progress
Hebrew prayer book with metal cover I made
A friend made these for me out of some lava rocks I brought back from Iceland
My first enameling project, a fish etched and enameled (champleve)
Phoenix etched in brass w/garnet and brass forged wire necklace
Clay pieces (made by Andrea) and snowflake obsidian necklace
Taiko drum earrings (the drums are seeds and the drumsticks are copper)
Etched copper earrings
Clay (made by Andrea) and stone bead earrings
Our ceiling had too big a hole for the light fixture, so I made a copper piece to go over it
Earrings I made for my niece for Christmas
Ancient style enameled necklace w/ moose leather cord
w/black leather cord instead
The square setting and stone on the ring it was made for
My first dabble into metal clay. The design on these was stamped onto the clay from a rubber stamp. I then enameled them and attached ear wires.
My first enameled piece. I did this fish in Champleve class and then set it on a piece of silver etched with waves and added moonstone bubbles.
Moonstone and black jade earrings
10m etch ate right through :-(
Earrings for Irene
Enameled copper and bead earrings (I gave to my manager in thanks for letting me take a class during the day)
I started work on this in the summer of 2010. When I came back from Iceland, I gave some lava rocks I got there to a friend who made the triangular cabochon in this piece. I immediately knew what I would do with it and started the design with the runes then. Since then the design expanded to include the agate "iceberg" on top and the rune connectors between the top and bottom that tie it all together.
Custom order remake in sterling of a brass ring I previously made.
My friend Hong brought me a piece of amber she got from an artist she knows who got it in the 1950s and asked if I could make her something with it. Here are the results (with a rutilated quartz crystal added)
Wei's earrings - A friend/co-worker of mine is an awesome artist. She's been drawing people at the office and I've been etching her drawings into little plates for their cubes. I made these for her to thank her for drawing people for me.
Alexandra's necklace - A friend/co-worker asked me to make her a necklace. She picked out this stone from my collection and this is the result.
The new TARDIS key. It has white and blue glacier topaz flush set into the etched nickel silver. My first flush settings!
Back side of the new TARDIS key.
Earrings etched from a Turkish design. The middles where the beads are held are domed.
Hiro's tie tack.
Templar Knight's Ring - etched basse taille behind red enamel and a garnet set in the center of this Maltese cross ring with an etched cross band.
You can see the basse taille etched background behind the enamel in this picture
My new line of men's earrings. This one is a red enameled design.
Men's earring - etched silver set with a fire citrine
Wax carved at Kate Wolf's workshop
Another unisex earring - the stone is black star diopside
Another unisex earring
This was a custom order from a woman in Maine. Her friend's great grandfather was one of the first people to hike through the Grand Canyon. He made a woodcut of a view of it. I etched this bracelet from a print of the woodcut and added a little 3m citrine as the sun.
My first etched "Pandora" bead based on a Celtic design in brass
No soldering, just a big tube rivet holding it all together.
Blue topaz earrings for my mom for Christmas 2011
Red coral earrings for my niece for Christmas 2011
Blue enamel on reticulated copper with a pyrite stone
A friend drew this design for me to make a pin for the violinist in his band
Earrings with engraved texture under blue enamel set with London blue topaz
Multi-layered Persian design pendant with etched texture under blue enamel set with a lab sapphire.
Pieces from casting class
Sonoran Dendritic Rhyolite
Silver and Turquoise pin I made for Irene's friend's Mom's 90th birthday present.
Inlay pendant in progress, channels soldered, some stones marked for cutting. The top color printout shows the design. One of the channels is etched in a similar pattern to what the inlay will be.
Inlay pendant - stones are cut and ready to place!
Inlay pendant - stones are in place. Once the glue is dry I can sand it all flat and polish it.
The finished pendant ready for a chain.
Knight belt buckle
Two pairs of earrings. One was white jade on top and black jade on the bottom.
One pair was black jade on top and white jade on the bottom.
The backs were etched with a calligraphic version of the Chinese Heart Sutra from around 300AD.
A pendant w/chain I made for Irene's Mom for Christmas.
In the process of making a jade inlay ring for Irene for Christmas. Here, the jade has been cut and the ring has been made.
The jade is in place in the ring. Once the epoxy dries it will be shaped and polished.
A repair I did. They asked to have 4 links added. This is one of the original badly soldered links. It's silver plated brass.
Here is the 2nd of the four links I added. I did not want to leave a seam like the original. The end jump ring wasn't soldered closed either when I got it.
Jade inlay ring
Amethyst earrings. I hand cut the bottom stones.
Lapis and blue enamel earrings. The lapis reminded me of storm clouds.
Andy's equestrian hat (of joy) made into a tie pin
Silver and brass ring made from leftover parts. The silver band was cast in a class I took last year. I had made a mold of a nickel silver version of the ring and then injected the mold with wax and then cast the wax in silver. The brass part was one of my etched brass "bail" findings that I made a few years ago (I have 20 or so of them lying around).
Tie tack for Hiro (silver w/ red enamel)
Viking Alchemy ring and two Celtic Tree of Life Alchemy rings