Studio Visit and Science Lesson with Steve Kriechbaum

I had a wonderful morning visiting the North Austin studio of Armadillo Goldsmith, Steve Kriechbaum.

Steve has been in this studio since 1989 creating custom, original jewelry.  This morning Steve is adding a rodium plating to my wedding bands.

Steve in his studio.

Steve in his studio.

Steve has created over 1500 original molds like these…

Custom molds

Custom molds

…and has them all neatly stacked and labeled in his studio.

Stacks of original custom molds

Stacks of original custom molds

Now to the fun part! Science! Using an electro-plater at 4 volts, with beakers and anodes and other cool science things…Steve cleans up my rings with chemistry.

Science!

Science!

My custom, original wedding bands by Steve Kriechbaum are as beautiful as the day I got them <3

Anne’s wedding bands

Anne’s wedding bands

To see Steve and view more of his beautiful work, visit him at the ArtWalk in Fayetteville, Kerrville Festival of the Arts, or find him online at skriechbaum.com.

Anne Johnson

by Anne Johnson