I'm getting ready to get back into the studio and become productive. I have about 6 or 7 rings to make, and those are going easier now that my skills have improved. I will use those to fill time between making things like these.
These are intended to be past master jewels for members of my Lodge in Ellensburg. I am attempting to make these personalized to the owner, trying to gather images and symbols that relate to him - his specific service to the lodge, attitude and personality.
For example, WB Tedd Hansen organized, spearheaded and did a lot of work renovating the lodge room a few years back. In the process we removed about 8 layers of wallpaper. (about half way down that page).
So I am going to try to incorporate a piece of the old wallpaper into the jewel.
|Nick Henderson design below...|
This one will likely be champleve or limoge like this project, but hopefully with more skill and less cartoony.
These are pretty rough sketches, and the designs might change. They also might take a long time to finish!