Sunday, May 23, 2010

Just in the Nick of Time

Annealing Scott's ring...the heat turns the gold black. Once annealed I let the ring sit in the pickle for over an hour to get rid of some excess copper that was sticking to it...13 days to go!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Making Scott's Wedding Band

I'm making Scott's wedding band out of some gold I had from a ring I tried making a while back, and didn't love. First step is melting the gold.

Once it's melted down, it looks like a big bumpy blob and you have to roll the metal through a rolling machine to flatten it (or make it into wire). Below is a pic of it sticking out the other side of the rolling machine. Under that is the flattened piece. You have to keep annealing it (heating it up to almost melting) to soften it as the rolling makes it hard.

The next step will be cutting/filing it into the right size and shape. More pics to come...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Talon Logo

The amazing Lulu designed these for me. Web site coming soon!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


I'm really into braids lately and made these little bangles up. I braided the wire and then flattened it. I tend to wear things in threes, but am totally into these two buddies together.

New Stuff

I cast the glass amulette in bronze...loving the more masculine look to it. Think I'm going to sell this along with the glass one.

I made some hammered bangles too.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wedding Site

Woo Hoo! Finally got this up and running

Exciting details to be posted daily. Just kidding. But you can go there for updates about the wedding.


Saturday, September 12, 2009


The polished bottles have arrived. Next...decide on type of closure - cork? Make a metal necker, figure out how to not break the bottle when I solder the metal, find chain, find a box-type thing to send the amulettes in, nicely ask Grant if he will take pics, Web site, SELL!