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.
Matt, good afternoon, my name is Ed Feaser, I bought one of your first gentleman’s rings when I retired last year and also had a couple toes amputated at the same time. That also was a time you were going through some heath issues of your own #1 how is your heath now? And the nature of my message is this. I can’t wear this ring and it fuckin kills me excuse my language. I have not been able to wear it from the get go. I know how much of a pain in the ass it must be to resize but it is not selling you any rings and is giving me zero gratification. Please help, either tell me I am shit out of luck, tell me what I can do, resize, trade I don’t care I am your guy and love your work. Please let me know what to do, thanks in advance. Looks great in the drawer but I see hundreds of people a day and the drawer is doing us no good. Thank you.
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Hate to hear about your hard times, Ed. Send me an email and let’s see what we can figure out. -MT