Last week I finally finished this pendant. I did the design in ZBrush while I was living in Korea. A customer wanted me to make them a custom piece and chose this one out of several designs I presented. I am glad she liked the finished piece. I am always worried the customer won't be happy when they see the finished piece. I am mostly happy with how it came out. The materials are 18k yellow and white gold and a yellow sapphire. This isn't the first piece I have done with CAD, but I think it is the first one I have done all the work on, from designing it with CAD to finishing the metal piece.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
I'll be going to Emporia, Kansas in about a week and a half for the Advanced Stone Setting Class with Blaine Lewis at the GRS Training Center. I'm really looking forward to it. I've wanted to take that class for a few years.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Recently these 3 pieces were accepted into the Brunnier Art Museum at Iowa State University.
These pieces are all anodized aluminum and sterling silver. This black ring I made in 2005 and gave to my ex. A couple years after we broke up she sent it back. I told her if she doesn't want it, just throw it away. When I received it I seriously considered destroying it. The stones are sapphires. I wish I had a better photo of it.