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Knights Templar

I custom designed the original pendant based on images from history depicting the “Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon” otherwise known as the Knights Templar; their mascot being that of a single horse carrying two knights. From there I created the mold from RTV silicon and cast the molten metal. Note that the reverse side is flat metal with no design.

I deliberately made this to appear as if it was a piece that had been made hundreds of years ago, and as such it isn’t what you might call a “perfect” item made in the thousands in some country employing workers being paid a dollar a day!

Made in Canada by myself using a mold made from my own design with “jewellers’ grade” pewter (small amount of silver, no lead, US manufactured). Stainless steel bail that will definitely not come apart accidentally.

Measures 3cms (1 3/16″) in diameter. Comes with long black leather necklace with simple tie closure that can be easily shortened or removed.

Direct link to item in my Etsy store. – US$30

Knights Templar Pendant

Knights Templar Pendant

Knights Templar Pendant

Knights Templar Pendant

 

 

 

 

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Posted by on February 11, 2016 in Handcrafted, Pendant, Pewter

 

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Variety of Argentium Silver Rings

Variety of Argentium Silver Rings

Just posting a variety of different sizes and styles of Argentium Silver rings available in my Etsy shop. All range in price from US$23 to $30.

Argentium Silver is a wonderful silver that is far superior to Sterling Silver and with more strength than Pure Silver. It is extremely tarnish resistant and is the only sort of silver I will buy in a chain any more; have you ever had to clean a sterling silver chain?

Argentium Silver Ring

Argentium Silver Ring

Argentium Silver Ring

Argentium Silver Ring

Argentium Silver Ring

Argentium Silver Ring

Argentium Silver Ring

Argentium Silver Ring

Argentium Silver Ring

Argentium Silver Ring

Argentium Silver Ring

Argentium Silver Ring

 

And an artificial aged patina added to this one.

Argentium Silver Ring

Argentium Silver Ring

Argentium Silver Ring

Argentium Silver Ring

Argentium Silver Ring

Argentium Silver Ring

 

 

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Argentium Silver Hammered Ring – Size US9

Argentium Silver Hammered Ring – Size US9

I have another Argentium Silver band for sale in a US size 9. Hammered texture.

Available in my shop on Etsy for US$25 HERE.

From Wikipedia:

Argentium Sterling silver is a modern sterling silver alloy which modifies the traditional alloy (92.5% silver + 7.5% copper) by replacing some of the copper with the metalloid germanium.[1] As it contains at least 92.5% silver content of the traditional alloy, it is still referred to as sterling silver.

High tarnish resistance……Tarnish resistance is of significant importance to both silver workers and the wearer of silver jewellery.

Argentium Ring - Size 9

Argentium Ring – Size 9

Argentium Ring - Size 9

Argentium Ring – Size 9

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2014 in Argentium Silver, Jewelry, Ring

 

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Egyptian Ankh Pendant in Pewter

Egyptian Ankh Pendant in Pewter

My Egyptian Ankh pendant continues to be fairly popular when 3D printed in various materials. Now, it is available in hand cast pewter. The look of silver at a fraction of the price.

Based on the classic Egyptian symbol with my own twist on surface design.

Comes complete with a long black leather cord secured with a split ring so it won’t come open like jump rings can. It will fit over anyone’s head without having to be undone. The cord is easily shortened, or if you wish, you could remove the cord and replace it with a chain of your own.

This pendant was created from my own mold which in turn was made from my own model. I make one at a time, not dozens like some do using the spin-casting method. There is a considerable amount of hand finishing required and as such no two will ever be exactly alike. I use jewellery grade pewter which contains a small amount of silver but no lead or nickel.

Available from my Etsy store for US$15, HERE.

Egyptian Ankh in Pewter

Egyptian Ankh in Pewter

Egyptian Ankh in Pewter

Egyptian Ankh in Pewter

Egyptian Ankh in Pewter

Egyptian Ankh in Pewter

Ankh and Mold

Ankh and Mold

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2014 in Handcrafted, Jewelry, Necklace, Pendant, Pewter

 

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Alien Skull Pendant in Pewter

Alien Skull Pendant in Pewter

I’ve had more requests for pewter jewellery,so along those lines…

For any comic book fans out there you will no doubt recognise the influence behind this image, although it’s not an exact copy.

It is 1.75 inches in length and comes complete with a long black leather cord secured with a split ring so it won’t come open like jump rings can. It will fit over anyone’s head without having to be undone. The cord is easily shortened, or if you wish, you could remove the cord and replace it with a chain of your own.

This pendant was created from my own mold which in turn was made from my own model. I make one at a time, not dozens like some do using the spin-casting method. There is a considerable amount of hand finishing required and as such no two will ever be exactly alike. I use jewellery grade pewter which contains a small amount of silver but no lead or nickel.

The look of silver for a fraction of the price.

Available for US$20 in my Etsy shop HERE.

Alien Skull Pendant

Alien Skull Pendant

Alien Skull Pendant

Alien Skull Pendant

Alien Skull Pendant

Alien Skull Pendant

 

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2014 in Jewelry, Necklace, Pendant, Pewter

 

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.999 Silver Ankh Pendant

(SOLD)

I made this pure silver (.999) Ankh a few months ago at a request from a client. It is just over an inch long…

 

.999 Silver Ankh Pendant

.999 Silver Ankh Pendant

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Posted by on September 19, 2013 in Handcrafted, Jewelry, Pendant, Pure Silver

 

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