Sig’s custom Big Voodoo with 3d ladybugs and the “Forever Yummy” script on the shank is completed. This is shipping on Monday in time for a bit of an early Xmas for his wife. I’m including a few of the hand-scribbled sketches I did for the piece and a little note explaining the design choices.
It’s always tough carving images inside of the shank, but luckily the ladybug in flight turned out just fine.
Hopefully you can see it in the image above. It’s hard enough to photograph silver and catching the detail in the hollow of the shank where all that light is bouncing around is hard as shit.
I’ve been working like a fiend on holiday orders for Christmas. Most of the pieces weren’t custom enough to warrant posting here, but I have to show you what Robin ordered for her fella.
How lucky is this freakin’ guy? He’s got a King Skull AND a 20 inch Gotham necklace coming his way.
Chains take a very long time to make, but to me it’s a zen thing. Not only do you have to cast all the links, but you have to open each link, close each link, solder each link shut, tumble, sand, blacken, tumble again, and polish. It’s an investment.
But the results are worth it. Too often the beauty, blood, and sweat of making a great chain is sort of pushed into the background by the charm that gets placed on it. I didn’t design the Gotham to carry a charm. (It’s fucking heavy enough as it is) Plus, the toggle itself is a sort of feature piece.
At any rate, I hope Robin’s man enjoys the bounty of silver he’s getting this year. Jealous much?