silver bells (soon it will be Christmas Day)

Fabricated Sterling. Just under and just over 1/2 inch.

 

The bells function. The smallest one doesn’t ring quite as nicely as the two bigger ones. 


I see them being worn as a pendant. 


A couple of close ups.  

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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. 

the last pumpkins of the season

Enjoy! Sterling and copper. Approximately 1 inch.

jack-o-lantern pendants

Copper and Sterling. Just under an inch each. 

The copper sheets these are cut from I’ve had for more than 40 years. My father reclaimed the copper from a construction site he was working. Over the years I’ve used the copper for a variety of projects. These pendants seemed a good use also. Through time, the copper will patinate (tarnish) giving them an oranger glow.  Happy Halloween,