a few more silver bells

Fabricated Sterling. Approximately 1/2 inch.

Trying to capture the bell ring, but the recording is not very impressive.

Another look.

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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.

hollow bead necklace

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Just finished.  Been at this one for a couple of years.  Thirty-eight beads; about 15 minutes to make each one.  The four large beads are about 9/16″, the small ones are about 3/8″.  The total length is just under 19″.  The beads are hollow, but it still has a little over 2 1/4 oz. of silver.

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There are four large beads, six medium sized, and 28 of the smaller ones.

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A lobster claw clasp holds it securely.  It’s held together with a vinyl seven strand stainless wire, doubled.

 

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It fits like a loose choker.

matte finish coffee spoon

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Fabricated Sterling. Approx. 6 inches.

This spoon has a matte finish. The reverse of the bowl shows the forging hammer marks. A riveted bail is attached to the end loop. It doesn’t really do anything, I just like the movement.

Here is the reverse:

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Some details, both ends, front and back:

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