I had a client put in an order for an amazing project many weeks ago and I’m happy/relieved/and a little self-impressed to report that she came out beautifully.
This is a claspless full-custom silver necklace using my Gotham links, a special toggle I came up with in a dream after eating a bunch of Chinese food, and a custom hand-carved cross based on the client’s designs.
She’s heavy and might be the all-time crowned champion of “pieces I’d rather not send to the client because it looks mighty good on me instead.” But no, she’s off to a happy home.
Making a Gotham is hard work when it’s only a bracelet. A necklace like this is a real ball-buster. Each link is individually cast. The chain takes a while to build and solder closed.
Getting the thing cast and built takes time and a lot of elbow grease. But to me, this is what is so f’king cool about wearing a custom chain. It represents a lot of time and labor and there’s really no comparison. All those shitty machine-assembled pieces just don’t feel the same.
I have a few more rings coming up soon, so stay tuned, but I’m also done taking orders for the Summer. Yours truly is skipping town for a bit to get some R&R and I won’t be taking any new projects until August. I’ll do one more big post before then of a couple of AMAZING custom skull rings I’ve been working on.