Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Matthew Ambigram Buckle

An ambigram is an image that is viewed the same rightside up or upside down. I was asked to etch an ambigram of a name. But also, on an oval buckle that could flip over while wearing it, to show the name either way. Here is the image I was sent.

This finished product was simple looking but was quite a challenge to get it to flip easily and still look just like any other buckle.

Here is the back of the buckle. It locks into place at either position. Fun buckle to make. Watch the video to see it in action.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Chevelle Etched

Another etched buckle. Logo for the band Chevelle.

Handmade Etch

This is a fairly new process for me. Salt water etching. I can etch almost any image as long as it is like a silhouette.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Garage Door Hardware

These were faux handles attached to the front of a faux garage door. The customer enclosed his garage but wanted the door to look like functional barn doors. I added the handles and hinges.

Faux hinge plates. Painted black, hammered edge.

Redfish Tail

This was one of many images sent me for this custom buckle. This request was a challenge. I went back and forth with the customer trying to get the details right.

The finished product. Made from 3/8ths flat bar. Forged fish tail and stamped scales. Hole drilled for the black dot and the hole filled with a round bar. Rust patina finish. Clear lacquer.

Fish hooks

Cut by hand with an acetylene torch. This fish silhouette was a birthday gift. Great for hanging keys or whatever. I can easily cut any other fish design as well.

J&K Logo

This is a logo for a photography company. Hand cut letters. Painted white and black.