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The following is a document of recent work by Meriken Metals.

~ Friday, April 18 ~
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Homo Evolutis: Hominids that take direct and deliberate control over the evolution of their species… and others.
Juan Enriquez - The Next Species of Human

Homo Evolutis: Hominids that take direct and deliberate control over the evolution of their species… and others.

Juan Enriquez - The Next Species of Human

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merikenmetals:

Meriken Metals is a studio, not a factory. We work small-scale so we can continue innovating. You can help us keep exploring new forms and designs by spreading the word about our work to the modified world: www.MerikenMetals.com

This, for instance, is our “Elara” Collection of Solid, Hand-Forged Titanium Plugs.

Current portfolio (April 2014): http://merikenmetals.blogspot.com

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~ Wednesday, April 16 ~
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anastasiaeatscities asked: How large do you go for the titanium gold domes? Your website doesn't seem to be working

I’m able to make them in sizes 4ga - 1/2inch.

Sorry - I haven’t been able to repair my DNS settings… You can view the website here for now:
http://merikenmetals.blogspot.com

What size are you looking for?


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merikenmetals:

We do things a little differently:

Lunar Flares - forged fine silver tunnels from 3/4” - 2”. 
www.merikenmetals.com 

What is a Lunar Flare?
It is when a soft hammer falls, pushing the tunnel into a subtle curve.
When 1200 degrees of thermal energy massage the Pure Silver crystal element into relaxation, preparing for more movement.
When a steel hammer drops, stretching that curve into a broad, organic flare.

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~ Thursday, April 10 ~
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merikenmetals:

Language has never been as pointless. I cannot conjure a map of the distances I travelled, much less an image or scent. The expanse I came to fill is beyond the mass of an earth, and lighter than a shard of skin, shed and floating in the still air of a bedroom. A momentum without direction, an acceleration through blackness, the body is no longer a structure oriented by cardinal directions. Forward and back, high and low, all the implications of nearness and absence dissolved. Gravity becomes a centering force, rather than an oppressor. Hung in isolation. A pendulum drawn inward, an eternal moment alone.

***Help: I need a Chicago based suspension crew and some rigging experts to help develop an experience.

The concept is to use the body in motion (specifically exploiting the inner ear) to expand one’s perception of space beyond its everyday.

Contact me to discuss the method and details:
Merikenmetals@gmail.com

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~ Wednesday, April 9 ~
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1 inch Vortex Plugs In Ear -Meriken Metals 

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1 inch Vortex Plugs In Ear -Meriken Metals

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~ Tuesday, April 8 ~
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The slaves work, The Pigs eat.

There is no middle anymore.


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~ Saturday, April 5 ~
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Playing with “hue on hue” patterns. Calling this one “Frost”. Shown rear set in a 1 inch plug. Inquiries: merikenmetals@gmail.com

Playing with “hue on hue” patterns. Calling this one “Frost”. Shown rear set in a 1 inch plug. Inquiries: merikenmetals@gmail.com

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poppunknpierced asked: /post/80873676821/collectors-i-have-eight-new-amazing-filigree is the top one made in 1/2"? If so how can I get a hold of it? :)

I think you mean this one? If so - Yes, we can do it in 1/2”. We can discuss order details by email: merikenmetals@gmail.com

Thanks for getting in touch!
-Ryan.


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Introducing Pattern #1: “Suspension” from our 2014 release of Osmytza Filigree plugs.

In this eight piece collection, Mima explored filigree as a three-dimensional form. She plays with tension, curvature, and torsioin in way that I’ve never seen in her medium.

In this pair, she bends a band of filigree into a full circle that delicately suspends in a thin network silver lines. It is free to rotate as the wearer moves, showing different angles on the ring which widens and tapers from one side to the other.

Shown set into a 1 inch tunnel, this specific piece is available to ship now. Orders for sizes between 7/8” and 2” are welcome. Please inquire by writing to:

merikenmetals@gmail.com

Our portfolio is online at http://merikenmetals.blogspot.com

**Stay tuned for more releases, or contact us to preview all the patterns now**

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~ Sunday, March 30 ~
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fuckyeahmodified asked: Just curious, what do you use for the finish on the inside of your silver spirals?

Since I use solid fine silver (99.9% purity) I can control the finish by giving a high polish (like a mirror) on the wearing surface, and on the interior I give it a brushed finish. Technically, I repeatedly heat them with a torch and dunk them in “pickle” (which is made of sodium bisulfate) to reduce any surface contaminates. This process gives the brush finish an added level of whiteness. Pure silver is the whitest metal in the periodic table, which is why I like to show it off! :D


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bedroomcostume asked: Hey is that new design, the spirals, are those made to stretch your piercing a bit? Like are you supposed to pinch them to get them in then they spread or should they just fit? Hope that makes sense

Hey there. Let me be absolutely clear, because your question makes sense, and I think others might be thinking the same thing.

NO.

This design is not for stretching your ear. They are made just a tad bit smaller than the desired fit size so that they don’t put a lot of pressure on the lobe. They should just pop right in. Also, they are exclusively for wear in well healed piercings, and only for short-term wear. The curves have been redesigned multiple times so that they don’t cause pressure points (something I’m sure would appear to be a potential problem).

My clients have reported that they are lightweight and comfortable, and i would stop production if they ever caused any issues. That said I always urge caution and listening to your body to be aware of any sensitivity to the unusual profile. But no, they are not “stretchers”.

There are less than a dozen in existence.

Thanks for the question! Hope I answered it…

-Ryan.


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Structura08 in 1/2” - Posting because that ear is perfect! :)

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Reblogging because I love Pearl’s ears (at top), and because I have successfully tested this pattern again in Fine silver, and look forward to making more. Each time I do, there’s an opportunity to move with the curves like waves in the ocean, and let them grow to their unique form. 

If you’re ready to take a step into the future, get in touch for your own pair Right now I feel comfortable making them between 1/2inch and 1.5inch.

Email me at merikenmetals@gmail.com

Our portfolio is online at merikenmetals.blogspot.com

merikenmetals:

Thinking of reintroducing this line in fine silver. Titanium is too tough with the equipment I currently have, but I can forge .999 silver like butter (which is a good thing). Smallest is around 5/8inches, biggest maybe 2inches. Would y’all be interested? www.MerikenMetals.com

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~ Saturday, March 29 ~
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"Vortex" Plugs in 1 inch diameter for stretched ears.

It takes a lot of hammering, annealing, and finger crushing to work these curves. If you’re interested in a pair, get in touch by writing to us merikenmetals@gmail.com

The rest of our portfolio is posted at merikenmetals.blogspot.com

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