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.

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. :)

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.

Weekend scribbles with my kids. Been a while since I played with graphite and conte.

I've had this Surface Pro 3 that I refitted with Linux for a while. Figured I should finally sticker the thing. Managed to do so with a nice subtle nerd joke, too.

New experiment! Now I have a Joker ring. Should I make more? Malachite and purpleheart.

Made some homemade doughnuts. Turned out alright for a first try. Gonna hafta do this more.

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