Adventures in anodizing

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Adventures in anodizing

Hello all. My primary art is custom knives, although I have 35 years of silversmithing experience. The last several months I've taken a sabbatical into Niobium, Titanium, and anodizing. It's something I've wanted to get into for a long time, and I am having a blast with it. So, time to post some pieces.

"Moonwalk" Niobium, earrings, formed and hammered, 1-1/4" tall.

Comments welcomed.


SteelyJan's picture

Having Fun Yet....

Hi Michael,

I see you are having way too much fun with anodizing...
love your new pieces....I might need to add to my collection soon.....maybe before Florence!! SteelyJan


Radharc's picture

Thanks!

Hey Janet. Well, from doing the silver for those many years, I have a pro casting setup, tons of tools, the works. A long time ago I realized I could never compete against the imports, so gave up the dream of being a professional silversmith. Started making custom knives just because I love knives, and incorporating a lot of the jewelry skills and tech in those, and hey, I can sell them, readily and for enough $ to make it worth my while. But I'm still something of a jeweler at heart. I've wanted to jump into the reactives and anodizing for a long time, maybe even decades. And finally did. So, yes, it's fulfilling a long held dream, the jewelry skills are old hat for me, and it is a freaking BLAST. I've been using the opportunity to make a bunch of tools, experiment with foldforming, and on and on. It's like the 'Tater chips folks say; "Buy all you want, we'll make more". Did I mention that you get a price break on multiple items? LOL!    


visitor's picture

looks awesome!

looks awesome!