|Jane and Jose's Wedding Rings|
These mokume wedding rings were made for Jane and Jose's wedding, out of the same stock as their engagement ring (see below). They were made of 12 sheets of 80-20 silver and 14kt white gold. One side of the billet was drilled with a hemispherical ball mill, so that the resulting "wood grain" in the ring would have realistic looking knots.
|Jane's Mokume Engagement Ring|
I made the mokume metal for fabricating my friend Jane's engagement ring. It is made of twenty alternating sheets of 14kt white gold and 80/20 silver (the 20 being 20% copper). The ring forming and stone settings were done by Bostonian Jewelers.
|Chamsa for Marlene's PhD Graduation|
I made this chamsa (a Jewish good luck symbol) for my aunt Marlene's doctoral party. I took a copper plate and used a waterjet cutter to machine the outer design. I then collected a number of verses from the Book of Solomon, concerning how wisdom and knowledge are far greater riches than monetary wealth, printed them out on a transparency sheet, and ironed the design onto the copper. I then immersed the piece in concentrated nitric acid, dissolving away the back and embossing the letters.
|Making My Wedding Rings|
I made the rings for Marina and my wedding. They are made of billets of tri-color mokume gane, with twelve alternating layers of 14kt white gold, yellow gold and rose gold. Construction began four months before the big day, and after two failed attempts, the third was completed the night before the wedding!
|Damascus Steel Dagger - Raindrop Pattern|
I made this raindrop-patterned damascus steel blade as part of MassArt's continuing education bladesmithing course. It consists of over 200 folded layers of high carbon (1095) steel and medium carbon nickel steel. Hemispherical holes were drilled in the face in two sets to achieve the overlapping concentric ripple pattern on the surface of the blade.