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June 2016

Birds & Roses

In a collaboration with Ana Vidovic I created the Birds & Roses model. This will be a signed and numbered Limited Edition of 10. The set will be accompanied by a personalized document signed by Ana and myself.

More information coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 2015

After endless tweaking of design and technique I finished the first set of the Luck Dragon .

More info in the Limited Edidtion section

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Luck Dragon cont...

Creating the green patina has been a long journey. Initially I would use Cupric Nitratrate to create a patina called Verdigris or Greenspan. (The same one sees on the Statue of Liberty) While I succeeded after many failed experiments to create this patina it was just not quite what I was looking for.

Then Michael Cone upped the ante by suggesting cloisonne, an enamel proceess best known for the Faberge eggs. In the end it prooved to be just a bit too much on the expensive side -:)

I then discovered that the same company that makes the e-coating clear coat offers a line of translucent ceramic coatings. Below is a pendant I made using this technology.

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June 2014

E-coating clear coat

In the past I used a brush-on clear coat to prevent tarnishing. Recently, I came across a technology called e-coating whereby an electric current is used to deposit cramic nano tubes onto the metal surface. The result is a crystal clear very hard and durable ceramic coat. Here is my new equipment.

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May 2014

Electro-plating:

Until now I relied on outside commercial metal finishers to do the electro-plating for me. This has caused sometimes serious delays. I bought recently professional electro-plating equipment that allows me to do 24 carat gold, Nickel, black Rhodium and Platinum plating.

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February 2014

Next year will be my 10th anniversary of Graf Tuners.

To celebrate this occasion I will have a Limited Edition of 10 sets with the serial # from 1001 to 1010 of a Chinese Luck Dragon.

The design is still in its development. While the plate design and engraving is close to the final version I still need to establish how to generate the green patina.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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