Examples of Resistance Welding Techniques Applied to the Creative Arts
All the welded constructions below were fabricated with resistance spot welding equipment.
Over 2500 individual welds to fabricate
5.3 oz 90% Platinum 10% Iridium 6 x 7 inches (152.4 X 177.8 mm)
Award Winning Platinum Bowl
Bernie Wire was awarded for both design and craftsmanship by the 11th Annual International Platinum Design Contest Tokyo, Japan 1986. The was only pieces accepted to the competition from North America where it toured Japan for one year.
Inspired by working with aerospace titanium honeycomb materials, over 25,000 individual welds were required to fabricate this one of a kind platinum honeycomb vessel. Once the 11 inch platinum honeycomb circle was completed it was formed and hammered to collapse the honeycomb giving it a texture of woven fabric.
Niobium Roman Chain
Niobium, Tantalum Titanium Brooch
Tantalum, Niobium Earring
Silver, Titanium Earrings
Titanium Bolo, Two Niobium wires were welded to the back of this titanium bolo and hammered to rivet finding in place.