I took my first metalworking class in eighth grade and have been hooked ever since. After writing this blog for over half a decade, I figured it was also time to display some of my creative work. Enjoy!
— this page is a work in progress —
Candle Snuffer. Brass, Silver, Copper and Glass.
When you tilt the snuffer, it reveals a window in the top of the bell so you can watch the flame go out.
Axe. Steel and wood with brass rivets.
Me holding the Axe.
Ornate copper tongs. Copper, Silver and White Brass.
Jewelry Chest. Silver and Yellow Brass.
Rear view of the Jewelry Chest.
Twisted Bracelet. Yellow Brass.
Love Book. Brass Cover, binding and hinges, silver rivets and doornails, card paper pages.
Silver Rings (practice for wedding bands).
Silver from the mill – for tie clips and cuff links.
Step 1: sawing out the blanks.
Cuff links and tie clip blanks.
Attached to backs with handmade rivets.
Polished Tie Clips.
Textured cuff links with same planishing hammer.
Cuff Links – work in progress.
Finished tie clips and cuff links.
Platinum from the mill for wedding band.
Seaming the platinum using tungsten tweezers.
Self portrait after re-finishing the head of the planishing hammer.
Texturing the platinum band.
Gold from the mill.
Seaming the gold.
Texturing the gold.
Finished Product – Platinum and Gold.
Reflections off the side of the gold wedding band. Photo Credit: Miranda Eifler.
It doubles as a disco ball. Photo Credit: Miranda Eifler.
Raw Metals for Mezuzah
Creating the Box for Broken Glass
Putting the Pieces Together
Big piece of Copper to create a pair of curtain holders
Texturing the Curtain Holders
Finished Curtain Holders