Years ago, I designed a series of Tardis and Dalek rings as an experiment in SolidWorks modeling. I wanted to have a ring design that would support a sculptural element with a shank that would change proportionally to feel natural in a wide variety of ring sizes. I was also way into Dr. Who at the time.Continue reading
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Lock Pick Earrings
A year or so back my long time hacker friend Dichro made some lock pick earrings to wear in case of emergencies. Di asked me to give a go at some slim, elegant, sophisticated ones that pass as everyday jewelry. After some poking and testing and experiments, I believe I’ve come up with just that.
An elegant accessory, perfect for quick escapes, late nights, and lost keys. These acid etched stainless steel earrings are lightweight and feature a selection of picks, rakes, and a tension bar. They’re decked out with silver plated rings and ear hooks.
A day in the life
I have lots of updates to share. I recently got a laser, made a new series of Guy Fawkes bandanas in bright, beautiful color, and spoke at HOPE. Unfortunately I’m being pulled in a thousand different directions by projects, interesting potential new work, consulting gigs, and new adventures with Sleek and Destroy.
Stay tuned for those updates. In the meantime, take a look of this time lapse I took of a day packing orders, cutting new jewelry, and folding bandanas right after the fold.Continue reading
I really like candle making. Despite the mess, the cost of materials, the burns, and the constant fear of spilling hot wax over everything I hold dear, it’s completely worth it. If you remember, a long time ago I made a set of candles cast from impala horns. I’ve wanted to do more projects like this, especially as I ramp up to doing an absurd huge candle project based on much larger and more elaborate horns.Continue reading
Silver TARDIS Ring
So, after some trial and error, I finally have some lovely TARDIS rings to show off. They’re cast from a high resolution 3d print generated in SolidWorks. One of the beautiful bits about using a CAD program to drive the design is that I can change the proportions of the ring, shank, and TARDIS independently while keeping it within some attractive, reasonable proportions.Continue reading
Guy Fawkes Bandannas
After seeing protests erupt all over the world I wanted to make something that could change the game a little. I want people to be able to protest with OWS without the risk of being fired for showing solidarity. I wanted to make something useful, portable, something that could make the biggest difference to the most people. I came up with this mask.Continue reading
Tiny Tiny Dalek and Tiny Tiny TARDIS Rings
In just a few days I’ll be revealing the fruits of an effort that has lasted months. I’ve designed some adorably tiny TARDIS and Dalek rings for your wearing pleasure, and the final silver castings will be arriving before the ides of October.Continue reading
Newness on Sleek and Destroy
I’ve put a series of brand new things up on the Sleek and Destroy Etsy page. I’ve got a series of T-Rex and human skull puzzles, some hyper gothic Petrine Cross earrings, and some chunky retro Paint Drip earrings. Everything’s black and white, laser cut, and gorgeous.Continue reading
Cool Story, Bro
Do you know what a cool story is? A cool story is the kind of story your effervescent neighbor at the bar slurs at your for ten minutes straight, sans consonants, while using his Molson as a crutch. At the conclusion of such a story, such a fine story with such depth and richness, it’s apt to stand up, bow slightly, and leave with the following bon mot : “Cool story, bro.“Continue reading