Moxy Metals

The Timothy Treadwell Special Ring!
April 30, 2012, 5:50 pm
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So it had been since October when I finally got back in the studio the past few weeks and built something for myself!  What a crazy season of commissions I had this winter – not that I’m complaining.  Still, it was nice to get in and play.  A student in my lost wax casting class was attempting to carve a lion’s head, but was having some trouble with depth and proportions when working from an image.  I started to rough out a basic roaring face on a spare piece of ring wax – but it turned out my object wanted to be a bear!  So after the class I went ahead and finished it, and decided to experiment with some cast in place stones.  I set one CZ in the bear’s open mouth, and a topaz in each eye.  The CZ and one topaz survived the casting (though both were discolored), but one didn’t – so I pulled both eyes and set new stones.  This is the result – a very dramatic, but super fun ring.  I named it after my favorite bear lover, Timothy Treadwell, star of the Werner Herzog film Grizzly Man.  If you haven’t seen it, look it up! I hope you like the ring – check out the gallery below for more shots.





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