Category Archives: Pendant

Baby Sea Turtle Pendant Part 4

Above, I’ve finished carving and sculpting all the flippers and her cute little tail.  I’ve also carved the track details, and textured the sand. And a side view. Pretty deep carving, even though it’s low relief!  Now it’s on to … Continue reading

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Baby Sea Turtle Pendant Part 3

Now it’s time to begin rounding over all the flippers and the head.  I’ll start with the baby’s right front flipper, using a flat graver, and then followed up with burs and punches. Above is a close-up of  the flipper … Continue reading

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Baby Sea Turtle Pendant Part 2

I couldn’t resist adding a little sand texture to the smooth sand in front of the turtle.  Just because I’m curious to see how things will eventually look.  Behind his front flippers, I’ll eventually be adding in the turtle tracks … Continue reading

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Baby Sea Turtle Pendant Part 1

This is how an engraving begins. My design is laser printed on ordinary kitchen baking parchment. The laser printer toner doesn’t stick well to the paper, and with a little encouragement from the antler burnisher, will transfer to the sticky … Continue reading

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The “Alchemy” Locket

I forgot I made this necklace for my daughter a couple of years ago, and she says she gets all sorts of compliments whenever she wears it.  This was made from a steal washer from the local hardware store, copper, … Continue reading

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“Beneath the Blood Moon” Pendant

Making a Copper Overlay I’ve been away from engraving for a few weeks, and I decided I needed to practice up a bit before starting on a knife commission.  This is an extension of a knife design I intend to … Continue reading

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Thor’s Hammer – Mjolnir Pendant

I’ve been finishing up preparations for showing at the 1st Annual Seattle International Knife Show, and it turned out I had a few hours left over, so I decided to make a small Thor’s Hammer pendant in steel and silver, with … Continue reading

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Clockwork Trilobite – Part 7

Today is mostly using the punches to sculpt and texture. In the above three images you can see some of the sculpting in progress.  The image on the left has had the head part (cephalon) sculpted and textured, and you … Continue reading

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Clockwork Trilobite – Part 6

Starting the carving today. Here I’ve set the trilobite (right side up this time) in Thermolock™ and drawn in the exoskeleton.  I’ve also used a tiny carbide bur to do a “scribble” texture on the gears and the surface they … Continue reading

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Clockwork Trilobite – Part 5

Today I’m adding all of the rivets and completing the engraving for the pendant back. Above are the wires I’m going to make my rivets out of, along with my blacksmith’s “nail header.”  The silver wire is 16 gauge silver, … Continue reading

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