Moxy Metals

New Commission Work: Vintage Hand Carved Ring
November 10, 2011, 7:26 am
Filed under: Commissioned Work., Fall 2011 | Tags: , , , , ,

This oxidized fine silver ring took me a marathon 12 hours, between carving, casting and finishing.  Inspired by a vintage design, I recreated this piece with 5 tube settings including birth stones of the couple commissioning it (topaz and sapphire).  The oxides on the hand carved band are supposed to reference wear and age.  I think the stones look quite nice against the grey.  I enjoyed the challenge of this ring very much, and was quite pleased with the results.  I hope it fits!  I just sent it off today…more shots below…





Beemer rings are finally finished!
November 10, 2011, 7:18 am
Filed under: Fall 2011, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

I finally finished the sterling rings I started a few months back to commemorate the life of my childhood horse, Beemer.  Here are the two finalized rings that weren’t finished at the last photo session.  I’ve added resin, tiny topaz cabs and horse hair, but of course.  I made the cab in the round ring much more prominent, and the horse hair in the triangle more noticeable.  I think it suits each ring.  I look forward to delivering these to their rightful owners, just in time for the holidays!

Check out more views below:

Gypsy/Architectural Ring
November 10, 2011, 7:09 am
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I made this sweet gypsy-like ring during a recent intro to silversmithing class.  It’s just a quick rough sample made of a lab-dyed “turquoise” and architectural decorative bronze.  I think it looks pretty nifty though!  Too bad I didn’t size it before I built it…it’s much too small for me…but others seem to be able to wear it just fine…here are some more snapshots –