(Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below... (WIP) 5, 2. I Put A Spell On You 19, 3. Stigworks 142, Alice Watch 37, 4. Hot/Cold Cufflinks, 3, 5. Robert And Gidona's Bowl 1, 6. Zur Hirschspurillenbildung Zeit 12, 7. Stigworks 81, A Trio Of Cufflinks 5, 8. Stigworks 102, Kinetic U Bangle 10, 9. Spiked! 2, 10. The Four Cocktail Rings Of The Apocalypse 40, 11. Portable Shrine To St Hubertus 80, 12. Silver Bird Skull Brooch 7, 13. Citrine, CZ and Enamel Top 2, 14. La Fleur du Mal 19, 15. Mourning Becomes Electra 7, 16. Fence-spike pendant 3
Created with fd's Flickr Toys
Dauvit Alexander aka The Justified Sinner aka Beardie Bloke was one of my very first Flickr "friends". I admit to having had quite a crush on him for a while. His work never ceases to astound me. He's what I consider the consummate goldsmith. Not that he works with gold very often.
His chosen materials are most often found around his home town of Glasgow, Scotland. Ancient sewing machine needles; bits of broken steel, bits, washers and the like from a local dump site; anything rusty and corroded that shows the wear and tear of use will be co opted for use in his designs.
He can carve waxes, engrave, wield a jewelers saw like nobody's business, set any stone shape in any number of styles (just look at those diamonds pave set into the sides of a twist drill/auger in the first picture). Dauvit uses cad cam technology and microscopes to achieve the look he's after. And I bet he could repair any of the queens jewels in the traditional way, if he had a mind to. Although I'm sure he doesn't.
I'm so honored to have a ring and a pendant that he created. I consider his style to be the very best of steampunk design. The Haute Couture version. I'm very concerned about offending him with that label - found object work like this really defies categorization. But whatever he or you choose(s) to call it, just call it magnificent!