View Full Version : Crabby Delight
08-16-2008, 05:38 AM
Bill Lynch of Fairhaven Gold in Bellingham just loves crabbing! The crabbing he does on Puget Sound involves the Dungeness variety. (...to differentiate it from the crabbing he does in the shop. . .) After thinking about it for a lo-o-o-ng time, he finally commissioned a spectacular wax carving by Alan Heugh. The result was spectacular! He cast it in 14K and wears it daily as a bolo tie with gold shell tips. We put our heads together and he worked over one of the waxes (...of course he made a mold!!!) to accept inlay and then we did a little something extra for the tips... a pair of 8.5mm circle Tahitians! I cut a piece of the now-almost-unabtainable, Utah, fossil, horn coral in a very dungeness-looking red for the back and here is the result of our efforts!
08-16-2008, 06:42 AM
That is darn cool. Very nice use of colors and materials. Manly use of pearls too. ;)
08-16-2008, 12:07 PM
Oh, that's nice. The fossil's beautiful.
08-16-2008, 02:41 PM
Your sort of good at that stuff. I give it a 10.
08-16-2008, 02:43 PM
What a fun piece! The colors of of the coral and Tahitians compliment each other so beautifully, and the texturing on the crab looks wonderful! Kudos to all of you!!
08-16-2008, 10:36 PM
I think bolo ties are long established manly adornment. I hope this starts a trend!
08-17-2008, 06:00 PM
Very nice! And I love the shell detail of the tips holding the pearls. I agree - the bolo tie should be the next fashion trend!
08-17-2008, 09:44 PM
WOW. The entire piece from concept to completion is perfect -- and FUN! Great job. :cool:
08-17-2008, 10:13 PM
You never stop amazing me! That is gorgeous. And it's big. That crab makes those 8.5mm tahitians look small, and they ain't! Beautiful workmanship. Love the "almost unobtainable...coral". Perfect.
08-18-2008, 05:53 AM
Aw-w-w Shucks--What a complimentary bunch to be found here!:D Thanks for all the kind words! (Do you think I should tell Bill and Alan? It might give them swelled heads. . .:p of course--I'm immune to such tawdry reactions. . .:cool: )
08-18-2008, 07:12 AM
Compliments Marc to you and Bill and Alan! Itīs a lovely bolero tip.
08-18-2008, 08:06 AM
Hi Marc! Your extraordinary creation gets 3 cools!:cool::cool::cool:
08-18-2008, 07:09 PM
Make some more bolos- with pearls, of course!
Satine De La Courcel
08-18-2008, 08:23 PM
The background info and innovation of this piece is what makes it so lovely and cute
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