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Horse Head Pendant

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When you look close you can see the design contains  many musical symbols. The design of the horse in Texas and the music symbols tie in appropriate for my wife's personal silver collection. Note the background has been blackened to highlight the design but apears a bit lighter in this photograph. It is one inch in height.

Finger Rings

DSC06426 49KautzCraft Studio does make other jewelry besides pendants. Making rings is a very enjoyable project. A ring was my very first lost wax silver casting project. Here are two rings just completed for my wife Gloria. They are a Valentine present for 2016. The ring with the cross is of course, a Christian ring and the three lines (each side) represent the Trinity.The ring on the right is a hand carved twisted two strand rope signifying our togetherness for over fifty years.

 

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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.

Three Dogs Celtic Pendant

DSC06275This 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.

Rose Heart Design

Featured here are new designs I have created in lost wax silver casting.

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 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.

Casting Metals

A list of the metals that can be cast at KautzCraft.

  • Gold 10k -24k
  • White Gold 14k
  • Fine Silver
  • Sterling Silver
  • Argentium Silver
  • Bronze
  • White Bronze
  • Yellow Brass
  • Lead Free Pewter
  • Tin Alloy
  • Other

Feel the Love

  KautzCraft Studio is an artistic endeavor. I love making things you like. I sell my work so I can make more. It’s a partnership with my customers.

  My moto: Do what you love for those who love what you do.”

  Knowing the craftsperson adds a special quality. My time, effort and care are a part of every item. No factory production. I love my work. I like what I make, but I sell what I love… how it’s made.

  I put that love in every item. A quality you feel, from knowing who made it.

  I love the special things made by friends and family. You are also my friend and like family.

  Follow the Companion Links in the left column to learn more about me.

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