Category Archives: Jewelry

World War II-style Damascus Steel Grenade Lanyard Bead

Starting another damascus steel and copper lanyard bead. Here I’m lathe turning the grenade body out of Geoff Keyes Damascus steel.  I’ve spent some time step drilling the 1/4 inch diameter hole through the center.  Damascus steel, since it’s made of … Continue reading

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Fine English Scroll Earrings

My wife is starting a line of jewelry, and here are a pair of titanium earrings destined for a bit of Fine English Scroll engraving – at least my take on what I think Fine English Scroll is. The actual … Continue reading

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Skull and Bones Damascus Steel Lanyard Bead

Starting the second lanyard bead out of  damascus steel by Geoff Keyes (http://5elementsforge.com).  Above, I’ve engraved the outlines really deeply, so I can carve the skull in 3D, but below the surface in Japanese shishiaibori style.  I began with a wide … Continue reading

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Centipede Tactical Lanyard Bead (and Others…)

Spent the last two days making titanium blanks for a pair of earrings and a couple tactical beads. It’s a lot easier if someone else makes the knife or jewelry blanks, but no joy here… Starting a new project – … Continue reading

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Gold and Titanium Dragonfly Earrings

I started on a pair of titanium earrings for a friend. These will have 24 karat gold inlaid dragonfly bodies, and are about 0.75 inches square. The first few steps to inlay the gold wire in the dragonfly earrings. You can … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Skull with Silver Helmet Pendant

Starting a new press-formed hummingbird skull, this time with a twist. Here are several pressings, and carefully forging away the wrinkles in the copper sheet caused by the pressing. Here’s the beginning of the twist – I’m upcycling a failed … Continue reading

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Engraving Titanium and Gold Dragonfly Earrings

My special lady wants a pair of dragonfly earrings, so here’s the start. Cutting the blanks from 1/16 inch thick titanium, and cutting the basic lines. Tomorrow, inlaying gold bodies… Clockwise from top left – excavating the pocket/undercutting the edges/heavy … Continue reading

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Engraving a “Koi and Waves” Tactical Bead

Well, no rest for the wicked… sergeknives.com wants a tactical bead. Serge lathe-turned the copper bead blank, but it’s pretty small and difficult to hold while engraving. So, thinking about this all during his Koi and Waves Bean knife handle, … Continue reading

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“Bad Day at Green River” Pendant

Above images courtesy of Bladegallery.com Starting a new experiment with engraved fossils – the “Bad Day at Green River” pendant. Titanium, about 2 inches tall, with 24 karat gold inlays. Upper left, inlaid gold with no embellishment. Lower right, engraving very … Continue reading

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Steelhead and Buckskin Pouch – for Renee

Renee wanted to know if I had any of these little carved moose antler fish for sale.  Unfortunately, for health reasons I no longer carve any kind of natural materials, so I don’t have any of the fish for sale. … Continue reading

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