Dutch coffee spoon

Fabricated Sterling. Approximately 5 inches.

This one is pretty straightforward with the exception of the reticulated silver on the bowl.

The inside of the bowl has a little reticulation, but most of it was removed in the polishing.

That text is visible on this one.

It’s nicely dimpled.

Dutch coffee spoon (the six grandfathers)

Fabricated Sterling and 14k gold. Approximately 4 inches.

Another coffee spoon (see the earlier posts for the story). This one is symbolic. The four rings represent the cardinal directions; the top is the One above (the top of the handle with the gold of glory within); and the bowl represents One below (earth). A nice way to begin the day.

too much Christmas cheer

Fabricated Sterling and commercial chain.

I’m just playing around with the bells.

Admittedly, it’s a little ridiculous. But it sure was fun.

It’s just what Mrs. Claus needs on a cold winter night.

wild boar belt buckle

Fabricated Sterling. 1 5/8 x 2 11/16 inches.


This was made sometime ago, I pulled it out of the closet and refurbished it. Perhaps you’d like to wear it? It’s designed to fit a 1 1/2 inch wide belt. It’s made out of 14 gauge Sterling sheet, so it’s very robust. It weighs 1.83 ounces.


The wild boar is perhaps in an usual symbol for us today, however, in the Celtic and Saxon  worlds the wild boar was a symbol of strength and ferocity.  

The boar design is not original. It’s a very literal copy of some old pieces. 

The boar image is acid etched into the silver. The entire piece was covered with asphalt and after it hardened the image was drawn using a stylus to scratch through the asphalt. The whole piece was then submerged in acid and where the silver was exposed the acid etched a deep line.


Here’s the hardware on the back.


And another view highlighting the image. 

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