The Justified Sinner's Blog – February 2012 Archive (5)

Bombs Away

After the pleasing and welcome enthusiasm for the unfinished bombs, here are the finished ones!

 

Bomb Pendants 1

 

H-Bomb Girls, Worn

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 27, 2012 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Ormskirk

I had to go to Ormskirk yesterday, a lovely little town in rural Lancashire, from where I was buying a new CAD/CAM mill second-hand. The workshop which housed the mill was tiny and appeared to only seat two setters. I particularly enjoyed one of the setter's benches:

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Setter's Bench

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 21, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Where do the weeks go?

I have no idea what happens to my time. Another two-week hiatus since my last blog post, during which time I've been invited to help with writing the "definitive book on soldering for jewellers", found out that one of my pieces is featured on the cover of a new book on stone-setting, bought a new CAD/CAM mill, sold several of my show-pieces and continued to put together the collection for the show in Wales.

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 19, 2012 at 2:26pm — 5 Comments

So Much!

What a fiendishly busy few days! I've been working hard to make my work for the exhibition in Wales recently but between that, I've been getting quite a lot of odd commissions, largely for repeats of my older work - things like three-skull rings and wolf and bear rings. I've also been working with "humble doodler", Zook again (we worked previously on "Beneath the Skin". He asked me to make some 3d silver versions of his drawing: 

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 8, 2012 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Vanilla Ink

Another week and this time punctuated by a visit to my favourite Scottish city, Dundee. It is hard to put a finger on exactly what I love about Dundee but one of the essential elements is a truly dynamic and exciting arts (and crafts) scene: there is always something new going on, often encouraged by the Duncan of Jordanstone Art School. I took the train through an icy night on Friday to visit one of the gallery spaces in the art…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 5, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

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