Cat’s Eye and other projects.

I hate Spring.

Yeah, I’m just putting that out there.  I hate warm weather, sunshine, bugs, and pollen – so as far as Spring is concerned, it can go screw.  What is it that Melville wrote in Moby Dick about how great Winter is?   Something about making one’s own spring in one’s own heart with one’s own coals.

Something like that.  Can’t find it.

Anyway, this is the time of year I just stay indoors.  Luckily I’ve had some cool projects to keep me occupied.

First is Dee’s ring.  Let’s start with a sketch:


It’s that cut and dry.  Pretty cool, right?  It’s basically a Little Voodoo skull ring all sugar’d up with some kind of bright yellow eye (we haven’t worked that out yet.  I’m suggesting Tiger’s Eye, but Dee thinks they suck, so we’ll see.)  Also put some ears and fangs on her for extra badassedness.

I went ahead and finished up the wax for this:

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So what do you think?  The nose sucks, right?  Yeah, it does.  Dee hated the stupid nose and I don’t blame her.  i don’t know why I thought a protruding nose would look right.  I made an adjustment and it ended up looking much better.

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This MF’er is ready for casting.  We’ll figure out those gemstones later.

Not to be outdone, I’ve got a great piece in the works for Peter.  A massive custom skull ring on a  Big Voodoo frame with a dimensional heart carved into the forehead and turquoise eyes.


We’re on this bad boy – wax is done and ready to cast.

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It’s gonna look great, but this goddammed blue wax is too hard to photograph.  You can just make out the heart and the thorns.

I’ve got some new cool projects in the works like a silver skull pipe-lighter, some custom wedding bands, and a giant version of the King Skull with a bottom jaw.  Stay tuned to your custom skull ring channel.