It's been making its laps around the Blendersphere, but if you haven't already seen it, you should fix that problem and watch the latest open movie from the Blender Animation Studio, Spring.

youtu.be/WhWc3b3KhnY

And these hit the mail today! Steer horn liners on both. Elm burl and lapis lazuli on the large spiral bent one. Ash and red jasper on the traditional bend. Hopefully they enjoy wearing them as much as I enjoyed making them. Recorded the whole process, so videos coming soon.

More process videos are coming, but I'm the meantime here's a work on progress shot of the pair I've been working on. Been horn liner. Bent wood outer. Carved and ready for inlay.

Probably should've also mentioned that the video fits as since, well, it's cut using . :)

Some folks have asked me to share how I go about bending my rings (especially the horn ones). So I went and made some video. This is Part One.

youtu.be/5uO9oNFnTGQ

Hrm... @chartier this was actually directed as a reply to you, but it didn't get set up as such. Doh.

I haven't officially started selling the carved steer horn rings yet, but I'm sure it's coming soon. Usually I make rings out of bent wood (I occasionally carve those, too). Those rings are on my website (bentwoodforge.com) and sold through my Etsy shop.

So I finished my carved steer horn dragon ring experiment. Finished the carving and stained it with some homemade black walnut ink I made last year. Really friggin' proud of his this one turned out.

Progress on my carved steer horn ring experiment. I've got most of the details in there. Think I just need a few more things left to finish it.
dragon

Learned a lot from this little ring. Spiral bend of ash and purpleheart with a copper inlay for support. Also my first time doing an edge inlay with malachite. There are blemishes, but I've learned enough to make the next one awesome.

Another steer horn experiment! One of the things I really like about horn is how well it holds shape. So I can do a spiral bend like this and cover it with zebrawood. So I had some fun with this one... added a subtle infinity-shaped inlay of tourmaline.

New ring experiment! Been playing with bending and shaping steer horn for rings. This is my first finished one. Steer horn liner and Carpathian elm outer.

Already have ideas for improvements. :)

I made another cheat sheet! This one is for . Please do get your vector graphics voodoo working for you, too. ;)

red.ht/2LMfHZ3

So here's something funny. Blender's Suzanne (the monkey head) is prominently featured in at least one approved US patent. :D

pdfaiw.uspto.gov/.aiw?PageNum=

About a year and a half ago I got interviewed for this podcast. I'm so glad to see our discussion get published. Give it listen if you're interested!

gaathastory.com/Jason-van-Gums

To the folks who celebrate it, Happy Thanksgiving! (or as I've taken to calling it, Meat Halloween!)

Stuff your faces and tell everyone you care about that they're worth your time.

One shot every second for about six hours. Up in the western part of Northern Virginia. Still gotta get some tape or something for that camera light.

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