Category Archives: Floating Treasure

Press-Forming Adventures Part 2

Above is the finished press die installed on a 1/4 inch thick aluminum disk (bolted on utilizing the hole I drilled and tapped on the bottom of the steel owl skull form).  The copper piece in the center is the … Continue reading

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Floating Treasures Part 2

Here is the Dragonfly Floating Treasure Pendant finished. It’s about 1 1/2 inches in diameter, with a Sterling silver bowl, engraved and textured steel “floating” plate with .999 Fine silver and copper inlays.  

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Floating Treasures Part 1

In the distant past I made a bunch of pendants I called “Floating Treasures.”  These were loosely based upon kagamibuta style netsuke.  Kagamibuta netsuke became popular in Japan after the wearing of swords was banned, and the metal artisans who … Continue reading

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