Joe’s Wheel of Chaos and more chaos



Holiday rush is on.  Let’s start with some new pics of Tim’s turquoise OM ring.


That’s a Buddhist knot on the other side of the shank.  This was the kind of piece that I immediately wanted to make for myself.  It’s heavy, well-balanced, and finished with brushed metal.


But that isn’t all.  I’ve also been hacking away at two rings for Joe, a sea-going Marine.  This bad boy was created in my standard sterling silver, but finished with a brand new darkmetal.  It looks like hematite.  Lighter and a bit more hi-polished than my gunmetal, I’m going to be offering this now as a finish option.


That’s a wheel of chaos formed into a sort of compass on the forehead.



Those are old-school anchors on the side and it reads BLBS on the back of the shank for “By Land By Sea.”  Now Joe hasn’t approved this finish yet, so we may be trying something a bit different on her after he gets a chance to check it out.

Here’s his second ring:

Mystery Cave, baby.   One of my favorite rings.

Speaking of Mystery Caves…….

I’m making a new lower-jawed mystery cave for Sue.  She’s already an owner of one of my Little Voodoos and she’s come back with an awesome idea for a ring.  Here’s the wax in progress.

I’m shaping that nose into a little heart.  We’re going to incoorporate some very strong sugar skull imagery into it without breaking up the clean lines of the skull.  Sue, drop me a line and let me know how we’re doing here.

Turquoise dependent arising




It’s finally done.  Tim’s new ring is all set to go and ready to ship.   I’m not including the other side of this piece of work just yet since Tim wanted to be surprised.

Doing a ring like this, you just need to get the hell out of the way and let the stone do its job.  The lines are simple and clean, but still hand-carved.


That’s a brushed metal finish.  NICE.

I’ll post more shots after he gets it on his finger.  Stay tuned.





Kurt’s Steel


Two posts in one night?  Wow.

Here’s Kurt’s kick-ass skull ring with full custom carving all over the surfaces.  This one is eventually going to get a gunmetal finish, but I had to post it in high polish just to show it off.






We’re going to do this one as a light gunmetal.  I’ll post the finished patina sometime over the weekend.  For now, let’s just bask in the freakin’ impossible-to-carve staircase that I put in this bad boy.


Boss Arrives

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It’s been a looooong road for Jonathan, but I’ve finally finished his Boss Voodoo.

This is the mother of all skull rings.  The f’king thing is well over 1.75 inches tall and absolutely massive.  Jonathan’s been a great client.  His patience has paid off big time.



Those are massive simulated emerald eyes and 14K Gold teeth.  The rest?  Solid sterling.





I’ve got to throw a huge thanks at Izzy and Chuck over at Atlanta Diamond Design who helped me out with their wicked laser solder gear and set those tiny little gold teeth and those delicate gemstone eyes.

More to come!  I’ve got a Masonic ring that’s going to blow your shit back.

Turqouise set






We’ve had a hard-reset on that signet ring I was working on.  The old wax was about an inch tall and Tim wanted to go a bit more compact so I had to start over.  Not complaining.  That’s what this process is all about.  Once it’s cast, we can’t do anything about that, but at this stage we still have a lot of flexibility.  Here’s the old wax:


It is kinda tall, right?  Here’s our new compact one:




I owe Dana Ruth a huge ‘thank you’ for selling me these square turquoise stones.  Damn, they’re hard to find.

I still have Tim’s old wax as well, so if anyone is looking for a square turquoise signet, I can do it at a discount since the base wax is already done.

Been busy.  Who knew skull rings were the gift of gifts for Xmas?  Can’t say I disagree.

Stay tuned for some righteous King Skullery.