Thursday, July 12, 2018

Rocket Barrette


It will be secured to a French made barrette mechanism.
It is 4" end to end.
It is hand chased/repoussed aluminum.
It is signed and dated.
It is one of a kind.
It is really wonderful!
I wish I had long hair.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sterling Silver Baby Spoon

When it is no longer in use,
as eventually babies get larger, 
and need larger spoons,
this sterling fellow will be able to rest on the wall
in it's own hanger,
while it waits for the next baby.
This will be seen in person
and for sale

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.