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Monday, October 19th, 2009 | Author: Isidro

Bards of Puget Sound seal-front-250Award for the Bards of Puget Sound

Bards of Caer Pugetia
2009 Competitive Eisteddfod

This award was commissioned by The Bards of Puget Sound
and awarded on October 17th 2009


This 3 dimensional award piece took the better part of  30 hours to construct. It is made of various metals including reactive metals. The front and back frame are made of brass. The front frame is a circle with Awen’s Rays design as part of the it.

The background is made of pure titanium colored blue on one side and left in it’s natural state on the back where it is engraved.

The salmon, seaweed and salmon egg cluster is made of pure niobium which is a reactive metal like titanium but with a more workable temperament. The details are made using manual engraving tools.

The colors are created by precise masking and controlled oxidation using the reactive metals coloring machine I created in my lab.


The brass frame is  notched to accommodate the niobium layer. Then all four layers are assembled together and riveted using rivets made from brass wire. The top two rivets also capture the 5th layer which is a new innovation of mine. The multi-function Bail. See images page.


The bail is a brass arc with a centering arm and two sterling silver rings. This bail can be used either with a cord on the brass arc or with a chain on the silver rings.

Wednesday, July 08th, 2009 | Author: Isidro

Titanium Earrings

Titanium Earrings

These titanium earrings are approximately 1/8 inch in diameter and are available in the following lengths.

.75 inch, 1 inch, 1.375 inch, 1.625 inch and 2 inch.

The colors are created by a process I developed using a machine I built.  If you want to know more about the coloring process and the machine used, contact me.

The rainbow is the most popular style but they can be ordered in just about any color of the rainbow.

I machine the titanium part of the earrings and color it.  Then I add a sterling silver ring and ear wire.

To Order, visit the Earrings Page.