Moxy Metals


Snapshot: Interlocking Ring Sample
February 26, 2013, 3:16 pm
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We’re tweaking the curricula at 3rd Ward where I teach.  I decided, before I could ask students to make this project, I ought to try it.  So here’s my interlocking ring sample in bronze and copper.  It looks a little like bunnies, but the original intention was for the line to look like the top of a wheat schaff or other cluster of grains.  I think I’ll have my students keep it a little more simple.

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Commission Work: Flower Bikini Snapshots
February 26, 2013, 3:06 pm
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On my way to drop this commission piece with the client I took a few snapshots of this wild bronze bikini.  Each flower is about 4.5″ x 4″ x 3″.  I left a rainbow oxide/heat patina on the piece, and each adjustable chain is hand built, forged and soldered.  Now you know what I’ve been doing the past few months – plus, my never ending quest for the next steps in my design studio and with my non-profit, Uproar Art.

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Poppy Pendant
July 2, 2012, 5:55 pm
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I got bored a few months ago, wasn’t sure what to work on.  So I figured I’d try to do an inlay since I never had before.  I made this poppy pendant from a photo I found online, and tried to keep the line quality as accurate as possible.  I kept it matte to keep the image visible, which made it super difficult to photograph!   A friend helped me here.  The whole thing is about 1.5″ x .5″ in sterling silver with inlayed bronze.  The frame around it is approx. 12 gauge 1/2 round wire, and the bail is large enough for a substantial chain or leather cord.  I’m quite happy with the results.



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 –

 

 



Knot Test Ring
October 5, 2011, 5:02 am
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So we inherited a new vacuum at my home studio (www.3rdward.com) and I had to test it out.  I made this simple knotted half round wire ring out of pink wax.  It cast so well that I wish I had spent more time fixing up the surface and getting rid of some imperfections.  In silicon bronze this rustic larger ring works great on my forefinger or thumb, it makes me feel like a real badass, not dainty at all!  Check it:



Cuttlefish Sample Ring
October 5, 2011, 4:53 am
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Check out this sample ring cast from my organic sculpture class!  The linear detail on this bronze ring was left from the backbone of a cuttlefish, which I used as the mould for this cast.  Too bad about the gap, because no vacuum or centrifuge is used it can be difficult to cast thin objects like this using this method.  Anywho, I liked this simple band anyway.   Here are a few more shots:



Change Purse
July 6, 2011, 3:49 am
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So it’s been a busy couple of months, and then my camera broke!  Here are some images of a change purse I just finished.  I love the aesthetic but unfortunately it’s a millimeter too small for my credit cards!  Ack!  so annoying!  In any case, it’s copper and bronze with leather detailing, and as you may guess has its design origins in the beauty of antique cigarette cases.   Enjoy!