Monday, December 27, 2010

The Dreadlock-pin

This stick-pin was made for a dear friend's dreadlocks.
Sterling silver, copper, glass taxidermist eye, rubber.


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Trigger of Dreams

It has been a while since I made my last brooch/pin.
So here's a new one.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I changed my mind...

The brooch I made for the Of2WorldsIII set was not what I wanted it to be. In fact I found it too "chargé" to go with the pendant.
That is why I decided to make a new brooch, much simpler this time with simple forms and clear lines.
I'll try to assemble the two parts tomorrow...

Friday, September 17, 2010

Of2Worlds Work in progress

Of2Worlds III
This piece is almost finished, so I show some pics of the different parts (a pendant and a brooch this time). I guess I will post a picture of the completed (and assembled) piece tomorrow.
Detail of the pendant part.
Pendant part.
Holders of the pendant (to be connected by rubber cord).
The complete pendant part (pendant and holders).
The three parts of the brooch-part.
Brooch part assembled.
Brooch part on a T shirt.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

OfTwoWorlds II - finished !

Ring and bracelet attached by a rubber cord;
My industrial fantasies connected with my contemporary creations.

The bracelet.
Perspex, Sterling silver and rubber.

Detail of the bracelet.

The ring.
Brass and Sterling silver.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Of Two Worlds II - The bracelet

Here are some pictures of the bracelet (WIP)

The main silver- and perspex parts are cut.

First steps of making the hinge.

Fitting things together.

OK, the hinge fits in and works properly.

And all things come nicely together when closed... :D

Thursday, August 5, 2010

work in progress

I know, it has been some time since I last posted in this blog.
Well, one can not be so creative all the time... In the summer there are sooo many things to do, sooo many people to see sooo many places to go to. 
! At last, that is where all the inspiration comes from!  

I started on a new project in the "of two worlds" series, and maybe this is a good time to share. The work is not done and there are a few more problems to solve, but I'll let you in on it anyway. Maybe this way you can experience some of the excitement I get when I am working on something new.

Again there will be two parts in this one. A ring (industrial-art-style) connected to a bracelet of plexi and Sterling silver (contemporary). As last time, the connection is made by a rubber hose between the two parts as you can see in the drawing above.

The ring is almost finished.
Here are some pictures of different stages in the making-process:
The discs for the "cooler- element" are cut.

And soldered.

The rotating element (this parts rotates on a axis around the cooler) added.

And the ring added.

Now comes the difficult part: The plexi bracelet with metal hinge and a (yet to try out and explore) closing system...

Soon on this blog !

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Of two worlds

In my work there are two different directions. 
For one there is my work that is inspired by Industrial Art and the Steampunk genre, as most of the pieces shown in this blog. An other part of my work is totally different; There I search for the beauty of simple forms, straight lines and minimal design.
Some people may think that I have a split personality, because the two result from almost opposite philosophies. Anyway, I brought the two together in this piece and I find them communicating well... There can be harmony in opposites.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Father Day is comming soon ...

Some time ago I made some cuffs that are the perfect gift for "Daddy".
If you feel tempted... My shop is just a click away.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

1st of May is red !

Have a great labour day !

Monday, April 12, 2010

Lost Dream Machine Certificates...

If you are not sure about "what to give", for a friends birthday...

A LostDreamMachine gift certificate is just the thing...


Monday, April 5, 2010

Steamy Wonderland Brooch

This brooch was made specially for  a little show/contest of the SteamTeam.
 The piece is inspired by characters/elements from "Alice in Wonderland", so with some imagination you can recognise the rabbit, the tophat, the teapot of the tea-party and the water pipe with smoke curling out.
(Well, I said with some imagination   :))

This is one of the rare times I use copper in my jewellery, but I figured the piece needed the warm red-brownish colour, and I was glad with the result. It makes the piece look a bit old or even worn out, but it fits perfectly.
The silver is partly oxidated to give it more depth and of course the antique look to go with the copper.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lost Dream Pendant 12

Oxidation or polish ?

For this pendant I doubted if I should oxidate or polish it.
Most people said "polish", that is so much easier to sell. So I did, but in my opinion the pendant lost depth after removing the oxidation and polishing it...

Am I right or am I wrong ?