hat pin

Fabricated Sterling.  Approximately 2 1/2 inches.

This is my take on the traditional Bavarian/Austrian hat pin.  I altered the traditional shape and the fastening mechanism.

The pin is designed to hold either a feather or a bundle of hair (goat and badger are typical).  It is held in place with a screw.

The downy feather is from a peacock.  I found it at a zoo.

Here is the pin and its pieces.

The threaded points are inserted into the hat, and the round nuts secure it from inside the hat.

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.

Soaring Eagle

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Cast and fabricated Sterling with commercial chain.  Approx. 6 inches.

Few things are more wonderful to see than an eagle in flight.  When I look up and see this it reminds me of that wonder.

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The body is cuttlefish bone cast, the wings are fabricated from 18 gauge Sterling.

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Dutch coffee spoon

Fabricated Sterling. 5 1/2 inches.  Another version of the classic Dutch coffee spoon.

  

Reverse.  Highlighting the bowl and the benchmark.

One more look.

Dutch coffee spoons

Dutch coffee spoons, fabricated Sterling and 14k gold, approximately 5 1/2 inches.

These are the latest addition to the Dutch coffee spoon collection.  They are meant to be “everyday” spoons, unique to the individual, and part of the morning routine.

The detail on the left shows the “vine” embellishment of one and the bowl of the other.  On the right is the opposite end of each.  This end is embellished with a 14 gold knob.


The reverse of both.

pocket watch chain and fob

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This one hardly seems fair to post as an original as it’s made primarily of commercially produced pieces (chain and swivels).  I simply soldered it together.  Nonetheless, I like the way it looks and functions.

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The second swivel allows the fob to be changed out.  This is one I designed for the chain.  It’s similar to a heavier one I did last year, but its lighter weight works nicely here.

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This image allows a full view of the components.

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Some details.  I purchased the watch new in about 1973.  I remember paying about $5.00 for it.  It was ironic even then.

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One last look.

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