Friday, 18 July 2008
A recent wedding ring commission for a highly individual ring.
The main body of the ring is in 18k white gold with small interlocking sterling silver sections.
You can see more of my recent work over at my Flickr page.
Friday, 11 July 2008
My favourite manual tool.
Welcome to my piece of the web. Once a month a whole bunch of metal smiths write a short aticle on a given topic and this months topic is "My favourite manual tool." You can visit each artist's blog and have a good nose. You'll find the links below.......
So what is my favourite manual tool?
Got to be quite simply the hammer. I have a whole bunch of them and they all have their own little specific purpose. You can't just go grabbing the nearest hammer "oh no!!". You have to use the right hammer for the job.
I reckon on every single commission I make, I use a hammer at least once, so it has to be the most valueable tool.
For instance you can take a flat piece of metal and turn it from this;
The small curved cone was made to replace a broken stem on a 130 year old trophy.
So whilst it isn't a very sexy tool, it can produce fabulous results.
Here are the other bloggers, go have a look to see what their special tool is
Monday, 7 July 2008
Thursday, 3 July 2008
Wednesday, 2 July 2008
Another recent commission.
The majority of the ring is in platinum, with a small section of 18k white gold inset with a small "wave" detail engraved.
The beauty of using white gold next to platinum is the slight colour variation.
The ring was finished off with two flush set diamonds.
Tania came to me and wanted a very wide band set with 40 diamonds.
Here is the finished result.
It is a shame that my photography skills aren't upto scratch as this little ring really sparkled.