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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New Commission Work: Vintage Hand Carved Ring
November 10, 2011, 7:26 am
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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…




Star Grid Ring
February 2, 2011, 9:44 pm
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Here’s another attempt at a masculine ring.  This one is oxidized bronze with a roll-printed pattern. I like the mildly pointed shape, and the tapered band for this ring.  Still not sure it’s masculine enough!  It’s been treated with acrylic spray so it’s safe to wear, and is about a size 7.5  Here are a few more shots:

Islamic Pattern Oval Pendant
February 2, 2011, 9:39 pm
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This dainty etched pendant was another attempt at creating a piece for my mother.  Something that could be dressed up or dressed down.  The green aventurine is subtle, and the nearly grey/black color would allow the piece to be worn with almost any color.  Hanging from a 16″ sterling chain, the piece sits nicely with a low neckline or a high, and is lightweight.  The entire dimensions are about 1″ x 3/4″, and the piece is light because it’s only 20 guage copper.  Here are a few more shots:

Islamic Pattern Post Earrings
February 2, 2011, 9:34 pm
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After loving my last pair of turquoise/etched copper earrings, I decided to make a lighter, more casual, every-day style post.  These small coin-like earrings are lightweight, and treated with clear acrylic spray to make them safe to wear.  The sterling border and bezel gives them a little higher end penache, and allows them to go dressy.  The entire width is about 1/2″.  Check out a few shots of the earrings being worn:

Islamic Pattern Teardrop Pendant

I made this teardrop etched pendant with my mother in mind.  I wanted to make something elegant, with multiple colors, that could be dressed up or dressed down.  Something that she could wear to work, to coffee with friends or out to dinner.  This pendant is copper, with liver of sulfur oxidizing to bring out the pattern.  There are two small bezel set stones – a rose quartz and a small aventurine.  There is also a custom cut-out at the top where the sterling jump ring attaches the pendant to a 16″ sterling chain.  The total size of the drop is about 1″ x 2″  Here’s a shot of the pendant on the body:

Pebble/Scales Ring
February 2, 2011, 9:21 pm
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I made this ring in an ongoing effort to make a ring my boyfriend will actually wear.  It’s a medium width roll printed bronze band, with liver of sulfur to bring out the pebble/scale pattern.  It is also oxidized on the inside of the band, and treated with clear acrylic spray to keep it wearable.  It is approximately size 7.5.  Here are  a few more snapshots: