Welcome to a site dedicated to all things creative. We are three siblings with very different creative outlets. Matthew's passion is in metal working. From rough and tough custom truck bumpers to ornate fireplace screens, he can fabricate it all. Kelly draws, paints, wire wraps, sews, does fanciful lettering -- if you can think of it, Kelly can bring it to life. Kristin creates jewelry from glass beads, crystals, semi-precious stones, sterling silver, copper, leather, and just about anything else you can imagine. Each sibling has his or her own brand and vision, but together we are Sibling Rivalry at its best!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Majestic Trees Fireplace Screen

the finished product!

handles close-up

the trees are made of old exhaust pipe, transmision lines, welding rods, and a whole lot of beating and bending

bottom door for sweeping ashes into the fire box off the hearth

there are over 100 hours in them, and i've used about every technique i could think of - standard fab, metal shaping, black smithing, artistic arcing, etc. the trees are made of old exhaust pipe, transmission lines, and welding rods for smaller branches. it is a metal sculpture relief style. that is where the metal shaping came into play (lots of beating, hammering, bending and twisting). i used blacksmithing techniques for the small knobs on the bottom ash door.

Blueberry Quartz & Hammered Sterling Silver Earrings

Cobalt Blue Czech Fire Polished Bead & Sterling Silver Hammered Swirl Chandelier Earrings

Hammered Distressed Brown Copper & Czech Fire Polished Bead Earrings

Blueberry Quartz & Czech Fire Polished Beads in Sterling Silver

Freshwater Pearl, Shell & Sterling Silver Jewelry Set

Necklace - 18" Sterling Silver closure; freshwater potato pearls, shell & 3 larger glass pearls

Bracelet - 7 1/2" Sterling Silver closure; plated sterling silver links (for added strength); freshwater potato pearls; shell

Earrings - Sterling Silver earwires; freshwater potato pearls; shell