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Lotus Coffee Table

 Lotus Coffee Table featuring four metals...Lotus Coffee Table: Lotus Coffee Table featuring four metals...I've used four different metals in this unified composition.


Heavy Wendelringe Cuff

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Spiral Torc

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 This was a most difficult forging for me because it's stainless but mostly because it takes so much concentration and patience.Spiral Torc: This was a most difficult forging for me because it's stainless but mostly because it takes so much concentration and patience.Spent most of this stormy day forging this little puppy.I've been visualizing this thing for many years so felt it was time to give it a go.Inspired by many ORGANIC FORMS and the work of the turn-of-the-century silversmith Georg Jensen.


Forged Stainless Steel Torque

 Torque(Celtic neck ring) forged from stainless steel.Forged Stainless Steel Torque: Torque(Celtic neck ring) forged from stainless steel.For this forged stainless steel torque,I started with 3/8ths solid square stock.I removed a fair amount of material for the 6 inch section that goes behind the back of the neck.I then ,(using the grinder)tapered the last 4 inches on both ends.I forged the ends into spirals then set about the twist patterns.The bar was still straight at this point except for the forged spirals on the ends.I did a soft grind and polish to remove the scratches,then with the final heat forged the bar around a pre-made form to the shape you see...


New Chopsticks

Cross Pendant

 Forged stainless steel with a glass bead setting.Cross Pendant: Forged stainless steel with a glass bead setting.Pendant Cross,finished.


Pentacle Box

Crenelated Elliptical Fruit Bowl

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Fruit bowl in cold formed stainless steel.
Cold formed foot welded up underneath.
Length-15"
width- 12"


Eye with a Tear Pendant

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Glass bead set in stainless steel.
Tear drop is also made of (fabricated)stainless steel.
As with my other stone and glass settings these are directly ARC WELDED into a pre-formed bezel without destroying the stone or glass bead.I've engineered a simple but effective "trick" to keep the heat of the instant weld of the MIG machine from ever reaching the fragile stone piece or glass bead...


Celtic Torc with acorn finials

The major body of this torc is fabricated from forged stainless steel 3/8ths HEXBAR.The acorns are fabricated from stainless tubing and washers with a heat patina.My client has a 19"neck so it's a bit


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