Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Artfest 2009

Hi, I would like to invite anyone in the area of Mount Union College or northeast Ohio to stop in at the 2009 Art fest at the Mount Union College Lakes, South Union Ave. (Rt 183) Alliance, Ohio. On Sunday August 2, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine.
I will have a booth set up by the lake to showcase some of my metal art, sculptures and jewelry. please look me up and stop in and say hi.
Hope to see you there.
Thanks, Darryl

Sunday, July 26, 2009

refab and my electric guitar necklace

Refab clothing is hand made from recycled and vintage clothing and materials.
Check out this awesome site. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=28261650
if you look close you will see she is wearing one of my red guitar necklaces in this photo, take time to browse through refabs shop and check out all the great clothes.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Hand Forged Jewelry Tree

Here are some new items fresh from my studio that I made this weekend. you can also see them in my etsy shop, check them out and let me know what you think. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6126208

Hand Forged Jewelry Tree
Our jewelry tree is hand forged out of recycled steel, the base is made from a piece of 1/8" steel with hand hammered edges, The stem is hand forged and twisted from a piece of 3/8" square stock and a square hole punched through the top to hold the 1/4" square cross bar that also has forged ends to keep your jewelry from sliding off. the tree is then wire brushed and clear coated to preserve the natural beauty of the steel.This tree is perfect for showing off your favorite jewelry.The jewelry shown in the pictures is not included.Size is approx.Base.... 4 1/2" dia.Height...10 1/2"Width....8 1/2"

Stacked Steel Necklace

Our stacked steel necklace is made from a piece of 1/4" square stock, it is cut part way through and then heated cherry red in the forge and twisted to give the effect of three pieces of steel stacked on top of each other, it is then wire brushed and clear coated to preserve the natural beauty of the steel and is hung on a 18" stainless steel cable necklace with a magnetic clasp.Size is approx.......1/4" X 1/4" X 1 1/2" tall

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The New Yankee Workshop

Just wanted to tell you about some of the products that I make for Horton Brasses,that have been used by Norm Abram on the New Yankee Workshop.
I was flipping through the channels on the T.V. one Sunday morning and ran across the New Yankee Workshop.I stopped to see what Norm was making,and decided to watch the whole show.He was making a tilt top table.As he was finishing up the table,he started talking about this piece of hardware called a table spider he was going to use on the table,that keep the legs of the table from becoming loose through years of use. I looked at the spider that he was using and was surprised, I called my wife in to the room and told her I was pretty sure that was one of our spiders.
(Its kind of funny how a person can spot their own work). So on Monday I called Horton Brasses, and asked them if Norm bought their products and used them on his show, they said yes, he buys from them a lot and that was definitely one of my spiders.
Even though I didn't get any recognition on the show ,It was a great honor to me knowing that a man like Norm Abram is using products that I have made in my studio at my home.
If you go to the Horton Brasses link and click on the as seen in then click on the New Yankee Workshop,you will see other products that are used in the New Yankee Workshop by Norm.
Thanks ,