Burning Heart



Just finished Eric’s sugar skull with a set of starburst lab-grown rubies.  They’ve got a badass pinkish hue.  Fantastic look against the black.  Very Elvis.
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This is the Big Voodoo at its best.  When you carve up a custom skull ring, it’s always a dialogue.  The Big Voodoo has its own opinion about how it’s gonna look.  I planned for this to look great, but I didn’t expect it to come out THIS crazy once the stones were set.  Another hard one to give away.   But this is Eric’s baby and it is shipping today.

Stay tuned.

Animation Prototype


Yeah, that’s an animation light table.

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I’ve done three class rings, and this one is for a graduating class of animators who approached me with this project some time ago.  I wanted to make a class ring that was extremely personal. Something that was unique to each wearer and not the standard shitty Belfour class ring that every graduate on the planet wears.

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This one’s just the prototype.  I have a ton of these to make and each ring will have the student’s graduation year on the back of the shank and their initials on that ^^^ shield there.

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That Game Design ring I’d made a few years ago was a badass class ring, but this one might be cooler . For those of you who dont’ know, animators use that light table and peg bar system for classical 2d animation.  It’s still the core of modern animation as well.  So this design is really the perfect choice.

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This one’s the prototype.  I’ll be knocking out about 20 in this first batch.  Each comes with that square pearl shell stone which is supposed to be the plexiglass surface you’d see on tables like that.

On another note, I’m getting closer to that website rebrand.  A few new products coming and a new ‘look’ for the Voodoo line.  Stay tuned.

Squidhead Rises



He’s done.  It took a LONG time bu this full-custom ring called Squidhead is finished and finally getting ready to ship to its owner.  Cool project.  It’s rocking a brushed metal finish with some blackened silver around the fleshy parts.
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That gemstone is black onyx.  The rest, sterling as usual.

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So it’s off to Michael once he’s approved the finish.  Wear with pride, brother.

Also finishing up a sugar skull with a cool sacred heart symbol on the forehead.

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and a big old Jupiter Ring for Joe.  All of these goodies shipping this week.  And more to come.  Stay tuned.

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Sugarskull me

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I’ve started a new sugar skull’d Little Voodoo for Will.  I still love working on these and they remain the core of my custom work.  So many sugar skull rings completed and each one is totally different.

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Each one is different because after I finish the base wax, the clients approve a markered-up version of the design based on their input.  So it really is a collaboration.

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Not much to look at yet, but I don’t want to start carving until we get this locked.  Big updates soon, so stay tuned.