Man, I’ve been busy. Sooo many rings on the bench right now. Clients have been super patient as I hammer these f’kers out like a madman. Just finished two bracelets: A Days of the Dead and a Gotham.
That “Days” is part of my Full Right Hand Special for Richie, who’s been waiting like a saint. Bracelet is finally done, dude, and the ring is just about there.
As much time as chains take to make, they’re a lot of fun. It’s a Zen thing. I just sit there, linking silver together with chain-nose pliers, listening to music or half-assed watching a movie. Usually a cigar involved. One the sucker is mocked up, I solder all the links closed, tumble polish it to harden it up, blacken the recessed areas, and then hand polish for the final look.
Yeah, they take a long time to make, but that’s the beauty of it. When you wear something like this, you can sort of appreciate it. This isn’t one of those machine-made figaro chains, baby.