I will be setting up a table in Artist’s Alley at CONtraflow this weekend, Oct. 3rd-5th, at the New Orleans Airport Hilton. The hotel can be found at 901 Airline Hwy, Kenner. There will be lots of fun things to see and do in addition to my first attempt at selling my wares at a Con. Items available for purchase range from custom and Doctor Who jewelry to steampunked My Little Ponies to 3D printed props from all your favorite films and video games. (Multipass anyone?) So throw on a costume and come check it out!
Finished! The one day locket for NCIS New Orleans. I can’t show you the super secret reason they needed this custom locket, but please watch the episode to support me, and by extension, Symmetry. Episode will likely air right AFTER Halloween. Tues, 9pm CT.
Today’s work, a Symmetry piece. My first 100% start to finish engagement ring. 14k white gold, 1carat of accent diamonds and a big ‘ol 2.5 carat Sapphire. Polished the casting, set all the stones, and fully engraved it. 6.5hrs
My first start to finish flat setting job. 0.5C diamonds in Platinum. In the way of related excellent news, I’ve received a promotion!
10,000 Leagues: This is the pendant I donated to Alliance Francais for their 75th anniversary banquet and auction. The theme is “Un Voyage Extraordinaire: The World of Jules Verne”, who was one of their founding members.
Saturday, March 22nd at the JW Marriott in New Orleans
Fleur de Lis Green Orb Earrings by Reaction Designs
"Personal Reactor": This is the piece that started it all! The origins of Reaction Designs and my love of Steampunk metalwork. This is an entirely hand fabricated personal nuclear reactor! This piece was designed as the endgame for all steampunk technology. As you may know nuclear power is made by creating enormous amounts of heat through fusion or fission which then generates steam and the steam powers turbines to create energy. My thought was: “if only that could be harnessed to power a human being! Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Simply strap on Professor Nelson’s personal reactor and buzz the day away with the natural zip of portable fission!” I like to point out that I conceived and fabricated this several years before Iron man became the huge phenomenon that is it today.
This piece was conceived to quell the frustration I had from growing up as a child of Science Fiction where Nuclear energy not only powers laboratories or super scientists and mad geniuses but radiation gives ordinary people amazing super powers! The reality of Nuclear power is obviously less desirable, with the various disasters that have happened trying to control it and the horrible side effects and death that occurs from actual exposure to radiation. So this piece stemmed from a desire to see more of my fantasy mix with reality. Perhaps someday we will be able to get superpowers but until then, I will continue to make devices that blur the lines of reality!
$2000 Available from Symmetry Jewelers in New Orleans.