Saturday, September 20, 2008

Ornament Magazine

Me and my blog were mentioned in the article "Georgia's Ring Shows. Pretty Cocky Stuff" in the latest issue of Ornament magazine. It is about The Ring Show and Putting the Band Back Together exhibitions. Here is a link to the step by step process they mentioned:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonmryan/sets/72157603705389088/

Friday, September 19, 2008

I am not a jeweler, I am a lock pick maker?

I made a couple lock picks for my friend's dad who is a locksmith, and now I suddenly find myself making more lock picks than jewelry. Here is a set I finished last week for a locksmith in the UK:

Thursday, September 18, 2008

new glass for photography

A couple days ago I got a new piece of non-glare glass on which to photograph my work. My old glass, which was about 24" x 24", broke several months ago. Since most of my work is small I was able to use one of the broken pieces for a while, but it wasn't big enough for everything. I got the new glass cut to 17" x 20" so it fits inside my light tent.

Here is my first photo on the new glass, the piece I posted some process photos of Sept 10th.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

CAD renderings

Here are some designs that are a little different from most of the things I post on this blog. I designed these with CAD last week.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

brass vessel

I made a small folded brass vessel last week. I have several commissions to do and some other things I need to finish, but I felt like doing something else that day. It took one night to make, from designing it to the to finished piece. It was cut from a 6" x 6" sheet of 22 gauge brass. Finished size is 1 3/4" x 2 3/4". I will post a better photo of the finished piece after I photograph it.