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Last update 4/16/2010

Michigan Witches Ball 2010

I am very excited to be a sponsor for this great event! To find out more about one of Michigan's best parties, click the link above.


All sales are now being handled through my Etsy shop: www.splendidfish.etsy.com
Click on the link above to see what is currently available.
Don't worry, friends, it's still me behind the scenes!


I've added a new section called

Gods, Heroes, and a Couple of Regular Guys:
Corbin's Tall Tales

When I create a new piece
of design work, it often happens that they come, much like a baby with a silver spoon in it's mouth, bearing a story. Unfortunately, when I sell a piece, the story is sometimes lost with it. I've decided to collect these stories into a section all
their own, for your enjoyment.

Enjoy them!


Don't forget to click on the BLUE WORDS anywhere on this site to enter
new worlds of mythic imagination.

Frisky the snake earrings in silver
Frisky the Snake earrings in copper
cat earrings in rusty steel
cat earrings in copper
moon earrings in rusty steel
moon earrings in silver
Moon in patinated silver
Moon in rusty steel

The Lovable "Frisky the Snake" Earrings

Rusty Steel (and Otherwise) Earrings

All are available in the original Rusty Steel, as well as Patinated Copper and Patinated Silver.
See below for the difference in appearance.

Cat in rusty steel
Cat in patinated copper
Frisky the Snake Earrings in Silver

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Frisky the Snake and Rusty Steel Earrings

Not long ago I was engaged in one of my favorite pass times of walking along the road and looking for bits of good junk - an activity which my daughter affectionately refers to as "making a fool of yourself in public," when I came across some sheets of rusty steel.

The texture of the rusted metal was so engaging that I immediately started to think about all the cool things I could do with it. As Hermes the Thrice Great says: "The stone of the philosophers is found on the dung heap where all men have thrown it," or, to put it in more modern, though somewhat less impressive, language - The wise man finds treasure where others see only trash.

Although I didn't intend to recycle the metal into something lovely, that's exactly what I ended up doing, so you could call this "accidentally green."

When I showed my work to some friends, they suggested that I try making the same jewelry in other metals as well. While I still prefer the rusty steel myself, I decided that I would let you decide which you prefer, so I offer the same designs in both copper and silver, which are hand patinated to produce the effect of an interesting relic.

If you are interested in the process I go through to make each pair of earrings, click HERE for a quick rundown.

I also hand forge tiny snakes (they're all named Frisky the Snake) into earrings, using copper and silver wire. If you are interested in the process of making Frisky earrings, click HERE.

Frisky the Snake Earrings in Copper