Saturday, September 27, 2014

the ring

My wife lost her wedding ring. It slipped off her finger during a swam on a beach where we use to go.
The waves movements quicly make it illusive to get it back.
By way of vengeance, I picked a pebble on the beach and made her a ring out of it.
Here are the steps of the design :

The pebble (doesn't wonder what will happen to him)



The same one, sliced


To avoid to much sanding, after marking the inside diameter of the ring, more cutting


Here comes the hollowing out


The inside is sanded, time to even up the outside and to polish it all


The ring finished, all angles polished to avoid sharp edges, only the varnish to get done


And my wife's hand has a new ornament, phew, the worst has been avoided :-)








Monday, September 22, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

stuff

Still no time (or desire?) to start new and large works, so I do little things while testing electro-etching.

A new filigree pattern, a bit smaller than the first one :


And a new seal made from a bolt, this time using a new and more little one :


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

slate engraving

You know about my obsession for filigrees and my yearning for engraving, here is a little try mixing both with a pattern I invented engraved on slate with a simple nail.


The pattern is approximately 2cm large, now that I proved that it is possible, I can try more ambitious works :-)