A gentleman who loves the Oak
originally had me make a Pentacle Ring of Oak leaves and staves,
The next piece in his one-of-a-kind creation collection
is the Oak Pentacle.
Custom Oak Pentacle
Staves of oak create the central woven star and a wreath of leaves make the circle.
A top leaf creates the top bail for hanging his amulet on a chain or cord.
Carved ad a Unique piece with no mold taken,
one and one half inches wide and cast in Sterling silver.
This piece now resides in a private collection
If you would like something like this made for you,
please visit my how to order custom page.
To see my line of Pentacles,
Please visit my Pentacle Collection
A one of a kind amulet specially designed for a special client who loves her little one.
She sent me some images of her little pug with a request
to create a similar amulet to the St Christopher piece I previously made.
St. Pugnacious included a chain and a light patina to highlight the detail.
In her own words:
“This gorgeous pendant was made with my pug dog as the model for St. Pugnacious. The tiny face and paws are lovingly crafted, with traditional robes, slippers, detailed cross and archway above. The whole piece looks like a classic religious icon. I was delighted, because the final pendant was more beautiful than I could have imagined!”
This one of a kind amulet now resides in her private collection.
If you wish to have a special piece made for you,
please visit my How to order Custom page.
The chessboard, or “checkerboard” used by race drivers
The shape of the ring is smooth, oval, no sharp corners to get hung up on things when he is working. The repeating square pattern is bold on the top and tapers into a collapsing horizon down the shank of the ring, fusing into a single point.
This is a one-of-a-kind Chessboard Ring, however if this design interests you, please email me to have one made for you. For more information about custom jewelry and sculpture, please visit my How to Order Custom Jewelry and Sculpture page.
My latest version of the Worm Ouroboros as an amulet, this custom, one-of-a-kind bronze pendant is two and one quarter inches across and fully detailed with scales, a “diamond” on the third eye and (classically) swallowing it’s tail. As requested by my client, this is a unique piece with no mold taken. Heavy because of it’s size, it is designed to be hung on a sturdy chain through the middle.
I have already made several versions of this piece, one as a custom cloak clasp, and two versions as a ring: one smooth, one with scales. Both of which could be alternately worn as a pendant. This version was designed to be large and developed as a heavy, detailed piece: each scale is textured.
If you are interested in having a similar piece made, please visit my How to order Custom page.
This was originally to be a “repair job”….
A client asked me to fix a piece she had worn for many years. As does with most things, it wore out in some places and broke in others. After spending some time with it I spoke with her about simply “re-doing” the pendant, however instead of duplicating the piece, I altered the design.
The stones are in the same configuration, an amethyst positioned above the top point of a double terminated Quartz and an opal mounted in the front. The alterations were in the metal. These were simple bands of silver. Replaced with a new design: the setting of the quarts is now a lantern with vines and leaves growing all around it, creating settings for the other stones. The handle of the lantern is again wrapped in vines and leaves.
The result is a heavier piece, but used as a pendulum, the extra weight gives it more of a “swing”. Shown here it is mounted on a fresh chain.
This one of a kind Crystal Lantern now is in a private collection. If you wish to have something unique made for you, please visit my How to order custom page.
One of my favorite subjects is root and branch designs. When I received a call from a fellow who wanted a custom ring, his description was: “Please make me a Pentacle ring with roots stretching down the sides of the ring”, I was enthusiastic! After a quick sketch he “OK’d” through the mail (he doesn’t have internet); I created his Ring.
A Union Root and a Pentacle is a natural combination. The Pentacle (as describe in an earlier blog) symbolizes the balance and harmony of the elements, this combined with the natural formation of roots may represent the grounding effect of balance, the natural state of peace one receives in a forest and a sense of eternity one experiences in Nature.
Solid, Heavy Sterling Silver with a strong patina to highlight the contrasting shapes and accent the depth of the carving. This Unique, One-of-a-kind Root and Star Ring is now on the hand of a very happy Gentleman.
If you are interested in having a ring made just for you, please visit my How to order Custom page.
I made two Thunder Clasps for my Grandsons this year,
each cloak clasp made with small loops behind the plates
to stitch onto their cloaks
and two solid hooks for clasping their cloaks together.
Like the Super Heroes they are
(at least to us!)
these clasps represent the “Super Powers” Grandsons
have to “Right the Wrongs” and “Save Damsels in Distress”
(most likely their sister who is out fighting “evil doers” on her own!)
Made in Bronze
and currently keeping the boys safe from cold breezes.
These pair were not made from molds,
each clasp a “one-of-a-kind”.
If you are interested in having a special clasp made
of your own design,
please visit my How to order Custom page.
If you would like to see clasps in my Jewelry Line,
please visit my Cloak Clasps Page.