“Of Beasts And Beauty”: Artist Creates Beautiful Animal Jewelry Out Of Silver And Bronze


According to designer Michael Tatom: “About 25 years ago I was mainly a jeweler, doing all the typical jewelry for a retail store. But on the side I was carving stone in my brother’s studio, doing smooth animal forms with facet lines for the muscle definition. Eventually, I started doing them in bronze and many years later at the urging of my wife I applied that style to a jewelry line and launched the “Of beasts and beauty” store.”

h/t: boredpanda


“Now I barely have time for anything else! With each piece I try to create something that is beautiful from every angle and has movement, every arc leading into another. I have included a few photos of wax carvings before they are cast and a partially carved bracelet. Most of my jewelry and small sculptures are carved from this hard wax. Larger sculptures are made with hard oil clay.”, Michael told Bored Panda.


“I start a project by looking at photos then I do a profile drawing. I apply the drawing to the wax and transfer a basic line drawing to it, then I start carving, occasionally looking at photos for details. Mostly I just go by feel (which drives my realist artist friends crazy). At some point I realize I have managed to make something that has special movement or expression and I know I’m almost done. I still do a lot of contemporary gold/diamond/colored stone jewelry but the animal jewelry/sculpture is where my heart is.”, he added.


(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Spectacular Origami Lights By Umut Yamac
Japanese Company Creates One-Piece Transparent Anti-fog and Anti-Splash UV Sunglasses
Japan’s Mask Snood Fashionably Arrives Just In Time
Frozen Caveman Sculpture Compared To Monolith Appears In Minneapolis
This Cat Table Gives Your Feline a Seat in the Table
Meet Saya: the Incredibly Realistic Computer-Generated Japanese Schoolgirl
Optical Illusion ‘Wet’ T-Shirts Show Off The Body You Worked So Little For
Fashion Designer Sylvie Facon Creates Dresses Like No One Else
Felt Artist’s Terrifyingly Real Roomba Cat Creation Glides and Meows when Summoned
Artist & Chief Daniele Barresi Carves Out A Unique Space Between Food And Art
Mister Global Contestants Dress In Their National Costumes And Look Like Video Game Bosses
Artist Turns Your Most Nostalgic Childhood Pics Into Stylish Tattoos So You Always Have Them On Your Skin
Archisuits: Artist Creates Wearable Workarounds For "Defensive Architecture"
Guido Zimmermann Turns Compelling Architecture Into Cuckoo Clocks
Russian Artist Nastya Pilepchuk Creates Otherworldly Fashion Masks
What Do You Know About The RIGHT Phone Cases?
This Soccer Team's Angry-Faced Mascot Will Haunt Your Every Waking Moment
Craftsman Makes An Incredible Stained Glass Octopus Chandeliers
Artist Creates Impressive Sculptures From Marble That Look Surprisingly Light
Phosphorescent Glass Sculptures Illuminate in Presence of People
"Tubeland": Artist Yi Chul Hee Creates Amazing and Innovative Pipe Sculptures
This Artist Designs A Bench Inspired By Glaciers And Natural Earth Formations
This Guy Gets A Permanent Eyeglasses Tattoo
Simple, Ingenious, And Amusing: Blackwork Tattoos By Ilya Brezinsk
'Game Of Thrones' and 'League Of Legends 'Inspired Jewelry Made Out Of Scrap Metal
This Artist Creates Gorgeous Silk Dragon Scarves
Gelatin Lamps Look Just Like Revolting Vintage Jell-O Recipes
The Colorful Bedroom Inside The House In Denmark Is Made Entirely Of LEGO
This Pennywise Balloon Lamp Is Adding A Terrifying Twist To Your Usual Home Decor
Craftsman Gabriel Dishaw Upcycles Louis Vuitton Bags Into Elaborate 'Star Wars' Helmets