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I am currently working on a series of wearable pieces
exploring issues of temptation, compulsion, and danger.

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Bad Girl Button Ring.
Sterling silver, copper, steel spike, spring.

When the copper button is depressed a sharp steel spike stabs the wearer in the finger.

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Temptation.
Sterling silver, copper, plug adapter.

I soldered copper wires to the inside of the bezel cup and slid them inside of the plug adapter before I epoxied it in, making this a fairly dangerous ring.

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ring ring

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Crown of Thorns
Sterling silver, sharpened copper nails.

This design for this ring is based on a cilice belt that is typically worn around the thigh. These belts have been used for centuries by some members of the Roman Catholic church to practice corporal mortification as a constant reminder of Christ's sacrifice to the world.

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View a video that I made of all three rings (1 min. 45 seconds):


Don't.
Nickel silver, sterling, copper, aluminum door bolt.

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ring

Jug Cutter
Brass, sterling silver, steel fiskars rotary blade.

A steel rotary blade with a razor sharp edge is the focal point of this deadly necklace. All of the chain links and jumprings are soldered closed, which makes it quite strong. Would you wear it?

 

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necklace necklace

View a video that I made of this necklace (48 seconds):

 

 

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