She was a long time coming, but i’ve finally finished my new King Skull for the shop. She’s available now and I’ve already been shipping them to some happy skull ring collectors. Each one has detail custom carved per order so, like all of my skulls, although she starts from a base template that sets the lines and general silhouette, no two rings are alike and they’re cast in solid sterling silver as a single piece.
A pet peeve of mine: skulls with a hole through the top of them called “skull rings” because, technically, yeah, you can slide it on your finger. This is not that. Like all the best skullsmiths (and you know who you are because I follow all of you on Instagram), I work the skull as a sculptural dialogue between the planes of the skull and the shape of the finger that has to pass through it. The result is a skull that looks good in 3/4 view and compliments the extended form of the hand.
And while there’s nothing I dig more than a shiny skull, more and more I’ve been pushing for the brushed finish. I think it helps clarify the planar differences of the form. Just look at the image above. C’mon man, don’t tell me that brushed skull to the left doesn’t looks absolutely badass. As I said, this one is all about looking good from the side and 3/4 angle: the way MOST people, including yourself, actually SEE the damn thing.
Details are up at the shop. Drop me a line and let me know if you want me to carve one up for you. Teeth can be knocked out and I don’t charge for simple carving in the forehead. Brushed or polished is up to you and I can pair her with my torque if you want to do a full right hand special.
If you’re not connected to me on Facebook and Instagram, grab me there too. I occasionally announce specials and deals and if I get my mits on special gemstones, I usually announce them there. In the meantime, stay tuned as I finish up a new Tiki ring for the summer.