Finished a semi-super-secret project. No, not another skull ring. That’s an enso pendant.
For those of you not familiar with it, it’s essentially a single brush-stroke image from Zen Buddhism. I carved these guys by hand to look like the brush-stroke – trying to keep it very organic and fluid.
I’d seen other pendants like this online and if you ask me, they all suck. And they’re expensive as hell. I wanted to do one in sterling that really captured the brush style without looking overly rigid or machine-cut.
Want one? Stay tuned and I’ll be letting you know how to get ’em.
Along with that, I had another late night in the studio working on waxes and a chain for my man Sid. I’ve got a Days of the Dead coming together. Before and after:
That isn’t done. Still have to solder shut all of the rings, do a bit more sanding, tumble polish, blacken, and then re-polish by hand. Sid doesn’t want any special finish or anything, so we’re just doing it up classic.