I’ve been working on this commission that I got about three weeks ago. We were at an art fair, selling our work and I was lucky enough to get an order to make 7 purple Byzantine bracelets by December 10th. I only had the jump rings arrive on Monday.
About half of them are done, but you know, I think everything is kinda turning into chain mail.
The other day I was working on a candle holder, that is going to be an Xmas present for someone (can’t say who, they might be listening :P).
As I was thinning and stretching the candle cups I noticed something strange begin to happen. The piece was a dull red and cooling. With each blow of the hammer, the metal would flash to a bright orange. I was hammering so hard and so fast that to metal was actually getting hotter under the hammer!
I’ve only seen this happen on three occasions before, once in a video by Uri Hofi, once in a demo by one of my teachers, and once with a friend of mine and I. (we hammered a piece of ½ square from cold to cherry, but that’s another story)
I guess there really is a reason some people call me Thor!
Hello everyone! Magnus (my partner) and I are working on opening a joined business called Nordheim Forge. I’ve started a tumblr page that will give updates on art work, iron work, commissions we do and just updates in general! I hope you all follow here: