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Wishing you Happy Holidays
« on: December 24, 2014, 02:40:53 PM »

Greetings Group!

Sitting around waiting for the holidays to start, and thought I would share a few of the latest things and projects I've been involved with..

Going to Quartzite in a week.. Hopefully I will met some of you there too!! Wishing you all the best for the coming year!


The entry from last month's competition.. Was cut from nipomo marcasite.. Used in a cuff with a bit of turquoise..


This was Maw Sit Sit that I had cut over the summer..


For a winter collection, a pretty rad use of the leopard skin jasper from the cab below.


A couple variscite cabs.


Tiger eye and leopard skin jasper cabs. 


A set of template shapes..


A second set of template shapes.


Not so much a perfection on overall shape, but this is to form a diamond.. Shattukite undercut a bit and a few of the edges were not so much defined.. A neat little marquise shape on the right..


An interesting peruvian chrysocolla.. 


Another peruvian chrysocolla..


Gem silica cab:


Another gem silica cab:


This was being sent to someone that I met that has a lack of stones.. Using for a focal bead in her necklaces..  Used a mad river agate with a bunch of interesting tube patterns..


A butterfly pattern I cut a while ago from rocks I collected in Vermont a couple years ago..


This is a very nice Crazy Lace Agate, that somewhat looked like lava or some sort of explosion.


Cool looking zig zag pattern on this crazy lace..


Simple freeform Crazy Lace Agate..


Crazy Lace Agate shaped in a half moon.. Banding really shaped this one.


Marquise shape of a stone I really like:


Thanks for looking! Hope you have fun creating yours :)  Happy holidays everyone!
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Re: Wishing you Happy Holidays
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2014, 02:42:24 PM »

Merry Xmas and WW very nice work.
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Re: Wishing you Happy Holidays
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2014, 06:38:35 PM »

I feel warmer already looking at all those wonderful creations. Thanks for sharing. I think I need to make a fire for Christmas.
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Re: Wishing you Happy Holidays
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2014, 08:20:00 PM »

Happy Holidays and wish you a save trip to Quartzite.

Whoa, what a feast for the eyes. You certainly have been productive. You have been hiding your incredible skills and unique ideas in silver-work. I particularly like the way you did the raven (?). Looking forward to see it more often in the future.
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« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2014, 03:54:05 AM »

OH MY GOSH MERRY CHRISTMAS TO MY EYEBALLS!!!

And to you of course, Accented1!  :D

I really love your smithing skills- if I ever grow up I wanna be like you!!!  :D
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« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2014, 06:27:16 AM »

I should have prefaced this with the disclaimer these were collaborations with local artist in my area.. Atlanta has a strong group of people of vibrant artists that are trying to push the envelope of design.. Turning out many pieces per week.. As I entered one stone last month I wanted to show the end purpose of it, as by itself didn't make much sense..

The template shapes that I showed are used for wax cast pieces, and some may find creepy, but again a pretty unique style.. They require a certain shape and by themselves don't really make much sense either..



Nevertheless, keeping busy is the primary concern not so much as admiring the past, but forging ahead..

Kurt the Maw Sit Sit was my second piece of this material that I cut, and the raven signifies a creature of metamorphosis or change in native american lore.. To me it's all around, and this symbolizes this..

Best wishes and Happy Holidays to everyone!

 

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Re: Wishing you Happy Holidays
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2014, 09:17:10 AM »

Happy and Safe Holidays
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Re: Wishing you Happy Holidays
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2014, 10:15:13 AM »

Jason, you are going to Quartzite?  When?  Gina and I plan on going a couple times.  Are you going to be there the weekend of Tony's BBQ?
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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2014, 10:18:37 AM »

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and thank for showing us your amazing collection of current works.  Gorgeous!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2014, 04:10:13 PM »

Wonderful pieces, and I love what you did with them!
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Re: Wishing you Happy Holidays
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2014, 10:34:23 PM »

Merry Christmas.  Always a joy to see your work.  You have an eye for unique rough.  Then the big bonus is what you end up doing with it.
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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2014, 04:18:01 PM »

Very nice cabs and also very nice metal work. If my frail back stays the same I may make it or not to Q.
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