One day, Bruce and Rose brought me 2 of the tiniest and most beautiful deer antlers I have ever seen.
They got these in Germany. They belonged to the roe deer that are very common there. These little guys only weigh between 22-70 pounds full grown with a shoulder height of 2.5 feet or less!
They're basically the same size as my Nigerian Dwarf goats!
And don't worry! They shed their antlers just like our deer, so if you really want some, you don't have to kill a deer, but I've heard they're delicious...
With the first 2 antlers they brought me, I made a pin and a necklace for Rose. We even set 3 of Rose's diamonds into the pendant!
I think we all really enjoyed the transformation of these antlers. I was super excited when they came back with a third one a few months later and asked me to make a pin for a friend!
They said they wanted silver oak leaves and acorns wrapping around the antler. I hand carved each one and hand fabricated the pin stem mechanism. This is the beauty of hand-forged, one of a kind pieces... you can make sketches come to life!
Here is the finished piece side by side with the sketch that Bruce brought me.
I love the opportunity to turn people's ideas into real pieces! If you have something in your head or on paper that you want to have made, let me know!