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Snake Ring

Postby Kev » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:52 pm

Thought some of you guys might appreciate this, it's a ring I started work on today for a client.
Still a long way to go, but here is my first attempt... just to see how I'm going to get the ring to work.

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Re: Snake Ring

Postby Venommaniac » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:17 pm

WOW, sick design stunning.
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Re: Snake Ring

Postby Urucone » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:40 pm

There's something I won't mind getting on my BIG day
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Re: Snake Ring

Postby croteseeker » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:39 pm

Very nice. :D

I have two questions. I hope they're not too inappropriate.

First, do you think that you could make one of similar design, but featuring a rattlesnake?

Second, how much would a one-off ring like that cost? (I understand that this might be an offensive question, but I assure you that that's not my intent. If the price is something within my range, I would love to buy such a ring.)
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Re: Snake Ring

Postby Kev » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:04 pm

Thanks for all the comments guys!

Urucone wrote:There's something I won't mind getting on my BIG day

It's actualy my "Big day" in a couple of weeks :D

croteseeker wrote:Very nice. :D

I have two questions. I hope they're not too inappropriate.

First, do you think that you could make one of similar design, but featuring a rattlesnake?

Second, how much would a one-off ring like that cost? (I understand that this might be an offensive question, but I assure you that that's not my intent. If the price is something within my range, I would love to buy such a ring.)


I'm always happy to do things like this... a bit of a change from the everyday engagement rings and more run of the mill jewellery.
The "organic" stuff is a lot more difficult to sculpt in 3D so it makes it a bit more rewarding in my opinion.
I'll be happy to give a rattlesnake a go... price would depend on what metal you wanted, it could work out cheap enough if you want it in silver... I'll send you a pm tomorrow.
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Re: Snake Ring

Postby Marion » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:20 am

Hi Kev

I love your jewellery. You are extremely talented and I wish I could afford to buy something from you but I have Rockerfeller's taste but not his money!! Especially since I have had full custody of my twin grandchildren for the last year and it seems like it may be a long time before mom is ready to take custody of them again.

Keep the pics coming - I think this ring will be really fantastic when completed - it's exactly my taste - something really unusual. I'm dying to see the finished result.

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Re: Snake Ring

Postby Bushviper » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:38 am

The biggest problem I have had with snake rings (and I have seen many in my life) is that they either look like worms or else they have parts sticking out that hook on everything. This design solves both those problems.

You can see this was designed by a herper. Its like when you see cartoons you know the cartoonist has owned a reptile or not from the first glance.

I am sure adding in a rattle will not be difficult. The mouth is what sold it for me. I wonder how much effort it will be to add scales?

Kev if I was you I would be looking at making a mold so that you can make more than one example of this design.
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Re: Snake Ring

Postby boaboy » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:45 pm

He Kev,

As everyone has said before you have designed the ring well.

If you don't mind me asking, what program are you using, Rhino or CAD?
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Re: Snake Ring

Postby Westley Price » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:24 pm

Wow, that would look great in tungsten carbide, with that powder-coated look!

I'll have to do some research into the punishments for intellectual property theft.
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Re: Snake Ring

Postby Kev » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:35 pm

Once again thanks for all the comments.

Bushviper wrote:I wonder how much effort it will be to add scales?


I actually started the scales today, they are not exactly accurate for any snake in specific but I think the effect will be achieved.
I was going to wait till I was a bit further to post some more pics, but seeing as though I've got time on this job, that may be in a few days.
So here is what I did this afternoon.

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boaboy wrote:If you don't mind me asking, what program are you using, Rhino or CAD?


Yip I'm using Rhino, I have a plug in called T-Splines that helps with the "organic" stuff.

I will be making a mold of this once I stick it onto the printer...so it will be easy to reproduce.
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Re: Snake Ring

Postby Aaxel » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:07 pm

Eish... That's just plain awesome!
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Re: Snake Ring

Postby Kev » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:19 pm

westley wrote:Wow, that would look great in tungsten carbide, with that powder-coated look!


Now how would you make it in tungsten carbide?
I can do it in silver, gold, platinum hell even stainless steel once my new casting machine arives in a few weeks, but tungsten carbide is new to me.
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Re: Snake Ring

Postby boaboy » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:30 pm

Tungsten has to be milled. I don't think you would be able to do it but I could be wrong.
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Re: Snake Ring

Postby Kev » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:29 pm

I know they have got some nice rapid prototypers that will grow directly into titanium now days, maybe there is one that will do tungsten.
Well mine prints into a castable material and that covers all my needs, so I can't complain.
My workshop is in Orange Grove, just a few blocks up from the linkfield clinic, I also stay in Sandringham so it takes me less than 5 min to get to work... score!
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Re: Snake Ring

Postby boaboy » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:53 pm

Cool. I'm in edenvale and am thinking of doing an apprentship. Me an my do makmegarne in the garage ATM. What printed do you use, did you get in from JFS?

I have heard of that too but I think it might cost more than its worth.
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