Sometimes it’s a perfect storm. I’ve talked about this before, but when a client can come to me with a rough idea with specific goals and a target aesthetic and THEN has the trust to just let me do my thing, magic can happen. Ladies and gentleman, check out the black death.
This is a heavily modified Jupiter Skull ring with fully customed features around the eyes, jaw, and forehead as well as a reaper carved around the back of the shank and two rubies set in the eyes.
With rings like this, I need help setting those stones and my friends over in north ATL KILLED it with an amazing laser job. The stones are open from the back so light can pass through and the result is just awesome. Here are some detail shots of the reaper.
Over time, this gunmetal finish will wear away to a high polish, leaving the recesses black. But I also industrialized the finish a bit so it looks more raw and rough. It’ll NEVER be a pretty ring and that’s what the client wanted. She ain’t pretty, she’s fierce. Heavy, solid, cast as one piece and everything (in my opinion) that a custom skull ring was meant to be.
I know I’ve done my job when it hurts to send her off into the world. Sounds like I’m bragging, but it isn’t me. It’s the client who had the concept and let the ring develop through collaboration. Just like getting a tattoo.