Not sure if this is a deer or an elk. Probably the latter due to the size of the antlers. It's about 1 3/4 " wide and almost 2" high. This example comes in at 33.3 grams with the bail and jump ring. All Sterling of course. Furture versions will probably be made a bit lighter by reducing the thickness. This one is massive. A good companion for the "Kelpie" water horse pendant.
This pendant 1.5 inches in diameter. The significance of the three dog design is unknown or if there is one. The original drawing was just a line drawing and it needed to be done with a blackend background. It turned out well and is it quite detailed and attractive.
Featured here are new designs I have created in lost wax silver casting.
The basis of this was the "Tessa Heart" designed for my granddaughter. She once told me the rose was her favorite flower. For that reason I included it in a personalized pendent as a gift to her. This is the same design with a larger rose. This basic heart can be the base for almost anything added to the center.
To view more of my work and the original Tessa Heart, see the Silverwork article.
This is a example of my current work in Lost Wax Casting of Sterling Silver. Some of these items are 100% hand carved in wax while the more finely detailed are machined in wax with 3 or 4 axis CNC mill. The wax masters are then used (one time) to create molds for casting the designs in silver. The wax master is burned away and lost.
A few of these designs have been made multiple times as I often receive request for a particular piece. Most of the items shown are available in my new on-line e-commerce store.
All programming and finished designs are created by Dan Kautz. Some of the basic outline shapes like the Celtic designs are publicly available but are modified in their design for the applications as shown here.
Many other metals can be used besides silver. Gold being amoung the most expensive!