Monday, June 11, 2018

Bee Bracelet #2 and the Cat Spoon.

I'm starting to show a little of what I do
The Bee Bracelets were in the April Issue.

In the May issue,
the Cat Spoon #1 was shown:
The cat is copper.
It is 4 1/8" long,
1 7/8" wide at the bowl,
and just short of an inch deep.
It measures 1 tablespoon of water.
Most all my chasing is one-of-a-kind.
My work does not translate well as molded castings, 
unless I specifically aim for that result.
I'm also making unique wall mounted holders for these things,
so they can show off, 
and not be lost in a kitchen equipment drawer.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Chasing, Repousse of Bees and a Fish

Bee Bracelet #1
was completed the day I had to send it out to the buyer
so there really isn't a good photo of it.
Bee Bracelet #2 is done.
Both are of Aluminum, 
sealed with a unique lacquer brought to my attention by  Golden Paints. 
The earlier fish bracelet, also aluminum,
 has been worn nearly daily 
by a coffee shop owner for the past nearly 5 years.  
There is no trace, or sign of sealer failure, 
or any kind of discoloring, or marking on skin. 
It's pretty remarkable stuff.

(My time is spent on more than C&R,
so I tend to update the 
"artings", "woodprints", "chasedthings", "paintings" 
blogs in waves,
depending upon what I'm into lately)

Sunday, February 4, 2018

New Metal Heads

These are the latest two:
The first two metal heads were made crudely and quickly.
I made them out of desperation. 
I needed to find something that worked
as Personal Protectors.
  An experiment.
They would reside close to my ears. 
They will listen and hear 
whatever comes off the radio, 
out of speakers, 
out of mouths, 
hearing everything within earshot in all my surroundings. 
They will hear it all. 
Absorbing all,
before any of it has a chance to reach MY ears.

They will filter out all bad, 
all lies, 
and all disturbing noise.
  I suppose that's why they have already disturbed expressions.
Knowing these first two would need to be relieved,
I began to make more.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them yet.
I make them as needed. 
There will be more.

Monday, December 18, 2017

metal heads

Really not all that sure what to do with these, yet.
I feel there are more needing to appear.
One by one, their population will grow.

I will enjoy having a pocket full of them!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Jewelers Guild in Bay View is up and running.

It was a great opening. 
Amazing numbers of people.
I wish I had a counter on my mouth to know how many words I spoke.
I'll keep posting here for a while as I catch up to photos and short videos.
 2408 E. St. Francis Ave St. Francis, WI 53235 
Short videos were made throughout the event giving you a sense of the place.
I'll post them when I find them.
Yes, it was a good event.
I'll post more as it comes to me.

The Jewelers Guild will have a good set up in the class room,
 where I and others will be able to teach
whatever it is that each of us do. 
I will teach my way of chasing and repousse. 
Others will teach their ways. 
There will be enameling, and torch firing,
and stone setting, 
and pretty much anything you can think of.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Show and Tell at Jewelers Guild in Milwaukee

I'll post more as I have time,
but these are some of what I'll have on hand
May 13th for the JewelersGuild opening.
Contact: Robert Devoe
I have posted the Press Release at the bottom of this posting,
so scroll down to read about the Jewelers Guild.
 Yes, these are light switch covers.
 I decided to doctor them up.
 The above is a portrait of my shop, 
with a couple of the nighttime visitors.
 Copper, sterling, cold connection
 Personal protectors, in progress.
The BurgerGuy was just completed.
The trout is just nice.
I'll be showing and telling from noon until 7PM in Milwaukee
on May 13th at the opening of the new unique, JewelersGuild.
Please come on by to see what we have been doing for the last 9 MONTHS  !
Robert Devoe Peter
2408 E. St. Francis Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53235
Office 414-488-2727

Jewelry Lovers Paradise opens in St. Francis! 
For immediate release:
April 20, 2017
St. Francis ,WI
Jewelry Lovers Paradise opens in St. Francis! On the south end of Bay View, lies the Jewelers Guild LLC.
The Jewelers Guild is the most unique jewelry business of its kind anywhere!
For the jewelry obsessed, imagine an enterprise that features a retail jewelry store, a state of the art jeweler’s workshop, and a jewelry classroom with classes available for all skill levels and ages. The Jewelers Guild provides the ability for people to learn, create and sell - all under one roof.
The Jewelers Guild offers the community all the typical services of a traditional jewelry store: appraisals, repairs, stringing, creating unique one of a kind and custom jewelry and of course, custom designs. Look through the glass to see the fascinating view of a jewelers’ workshop, where you can see the pieces created and made. Open yourself to the world of gems and jewelry at the Jewelers Guild.
The Jewelers Guild is a studio style workshop that encompasses all types and styles of metalsmithing, including goldsmiths and silversmiths. Made and designed by jewelers for jewelers, Jewelers Guild LLC has been created for access and success. Not only do we offer state of the art tools and equipment, but access and opportunities for selling and teaching, surpassing your expectations. A jeweler’s growth can be held up by lack of access; faced with a needed tool that was out of their grasp, the tool that would make their next step, a device to make their next jewelry creation come alive. We like to think we have left nothing out in terms of offering tools and equipment which are far beyond the basics. More than user friendly, as any jeweler knows, “You can’t create great jewelry without the right equipment!” Working together with likeminded artists and craftsmen, the Jewelers Guild studio and workshop provides a cooperative dynamic that is both unique and exciting.
Explore the Jewelers Guild’s unique shop. By carving a retail space in the same building as our studio, our goal is to personally connect to our customers. Our retail space gives you access to a myriad of jewelry designs created under the same roof. Stop in and see an exciting array of styles reflective of each of our makers.
Join in our exciting workshops and classes. Fuel your passion for wearing and making jewelry. We offer a myriad of classes for all ages and abilities. Create a pair of earrings, forge a bracelet, or make your own wedding ring! Learn from Jewelers Guild & other innovative makers from across the country.
Opening early May
Contact: Robert Devoe

Saturday, November 14, 2015

First ChasedThings Post

 After a way too long year away from the metal, I'm back, pounding away, 
and it feels good.
I forgot to take a picture of these new ones 
when they were completed this morning. 
Now there are seven all signed, dated and numbered.
They are at Jane Wilcoxson's Studio in Mineral Point. 
This is the best I could do with the cell phone in the gallery.
I've got to remember to photograph them before they go out the door!