Archive for March, 2012

audition rings March 19th, 2012

A variation on the Opening Night Ring series, these are inscribed with “fuck ’em up” on the inside of the ring. Only the wearer knows what it says inside.

These are sterling with satin and hammer-marked finishes.

ring for an obscure fraternal guild March 12th, 2012

Ring for an Obscure Fraternal Guild

rich low brass, steel screw head, copper plate patina

size 8




in progress: ukonvasara March 11th, 2012

sketches and silver foundation for Ukonvasara pendant


piercing pattern overlaid on to silver foundation piece


pierced foundation, floating sections secured inside inlay channels


reverse of foundation with jet inlay

Khars Disk March 9th, 2012

Dies Venus

Luna wn 97%v

Khars Disk

ebony, bloodwood, bronze 220, sterling silver, yellow brass, camel bone, emeralds, human molar (artist’s), gold-filled head pins, resin, piano key ivory

6 x 6 x 1.2 cm (2.4 x 2.4 x 0.5 in.)



Reliquary well face with four wings of carved camel bone. In the well are a hummingbird, white-handled knife, and a a section of wisdom tooth I had extracted some years ago.  The white handled knife is about 3/4″ long. Its blade is forged and sharpened sterling silver, its handle made of piano key ivory with brass rivets.  The hummingbird is about 4mm across and was hand carved from sheet brass with small knives and files under magnification.


Sigil face on sunburst edged with clawed rays, “emerald necklace” of seven 4mm Indian emeralds set with gold pins in silver cups.



Binding cord with three knots carved into the third face of the disk circumscribing both the sigil and reliquary well sides.

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