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Titanium Dragonflies Pendant and Earrings Suite Tutorial

Beginning a titanium and gold dragonfly-themed pendant and earrings set.  The pendant is 2.25 inches high by 0.9 inches wide. Mirror image earrings are 0.9 inches high by 0.5 inches wide. Above is the beginning of the Grade 2 titanium … Continue reading

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Titanium Tiger and Bamboo Dogtag Tutorial

  I’m starting a new project, a Tiger and Bamboo themed titanium dogtag in Japanese shishiaibori-style (sunken relief). All of the design is carved below the original surface of the metal. This has the advantage of protecting the engraving from … 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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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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“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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Gold Frog Skeleton Dog Tag

Above images courtesy of Bladegallery.com I’m working on an experiment based on the Frog Skeleton key tag I engraved not long ago. Clockwise, rough cut titanium mini-dogtag, my filing setup (Jorgensen woodworking clamp), the tag ready for engraving, and in … Continue reading

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Titanium Frog Skeleton Keychain Tag

Beginning a titanium keytag in Japanese shishiaibori style, with very deep outlines and 3d sculpting inside.  The top left image shows jus a bit of the first cutting with a wide “V” graver, the middle is twice around with decreasingly … Continue reading

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Baby Snapping Turtle Pendant

Baby Snapping Turtle Pendant by Tom Sterling 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 … Continue reading

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