So last night I get a call from my brother, wanting to know how quickly I can make a set of earrings shaped like my raptor tooth necklaces. So, I put my herb choppers on hold for the day, and worked on these.
Made them from 416 ss, with copper accents, and hooks.
The only parts on these I didn't make was the part that hooks into the ear found them at a local crafting store. I took those, and used a twisted copper wire ring to attach the dangler to the hook.
Hi, I'm Stephen Stumbo, I'm 18 yrs old, and a self taught knifesmith/blacksmith. All through my childhood I've had affinity for blades, probably starting with my first pocket knife. At 12 I tried to grind a knife out of a sawzall blade, and was so proud of how it turned out. At 14 I convinced my dad to help me make a forge so I could try blacksmithing. After building the forge I had a rough time getting started, but after meeting a local blacksmith and getting some tips, I went at it. About a year into blacksmithing (2009) I decided to try my hand at making knives. I started out terribly, but I've slowly been progressing to where you see now. Take a look around, and let me know what you think, you can also find me on facebook to keep up with the goings on around the ole smithy.