Moxy Metals


Snapshot: Interlocking Ring Sample
February 26, 2013, 3:16 pm
Filed under: Winter 2013 | Tags: , , , , ,

 

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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
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:



Knot Test Ring
October 5, 2011, 5:02 am
Filed under: Fall 2011 | Tags: , ,

 

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
Filed under: Summer 2011 | Tags: , ,

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:



Brian’s Super Chunk Ring
April 5, 2011, 5:55 pm
Filed under: Spring 2011 | Tags: , ,

I just finally made a ring that my boyfriend will actually wear!  This faceted, rough-hewn, cast ring is a nice balance between masculine and flashy.  It also matches one of his other rings in color, so he feels comfortable wearing it daily.  This ring is in silicon bronze, which give it a warmer feel than brass or manganese (yellow) bronze.  Silicon bronze also works better for pour casting operations, which is the way we cast at 3rd Ward, with the help of a vacuum.  I’m going to mould this ring, so I could make one for you and yours, if you like!  Check out a few more shots:



Star Grid Ring
February 2, 2011, 9:44 pm
Filed under: Winter 2010 | Tags: , , , ,

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: