Tat’s all Folks


I’ve been working a long time with no posts, I know.  Sorry I’ve been away.

What have I been working on?  Harold’s ring.  I’m glad to say it’s finally finished and it might be one of the best pieces I’ve ever done.

The progress started quite  a while back…

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I started working on a wax for this piece many weeks ago, but the damn thing just wouldn’t take.

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I just couldn’t get the details that we needed.  I decided to go digital with it and I modeled the sucker for a 3d wax print.


So here’s the result.  The thing looks freakin’ perfect.

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Cast in sterling silver, the ring has all of the detail I wanted.  I was able to refine the sketch and get all the right contours in place.

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I’m shipping this on Monday.  I think Harold will be pleased.

I’ve also knocked out another turquoise signet ring.  This one is a spec piece – not for sale.  I’m working on another like it for Danny.

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You might recognize the stone.  Truth is, I do a lot of these for people.  Not a skull ring….well not all of them, anyway.

Remember this one?

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And also this?

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Yeah, I love making these but they take FOREVER to block out and carve.  Each one is custom carved to fit the stone from a raw block of wax.  This means no base mold and no shortcuts.

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This is why they’re expensive, it’s why they’re one of a kind.  If you are curious about getting one of these made, it’s gonna take time.  Also, don’t expect to pay less than 400 bucks – maybe more depending on how big the stone is and how hard it is to find. Turquoise and other gemstones with beautiful spiderwebbing like this are rare birds.

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More cool pieces coming up soon, so stay tuned.


5 thoughts on “Tat’s all Folks

  1. Really great piece! Is this a prototype? Will you be making more of these for sale?

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