Tony Creed

Skull Rings

I have here 2 skull rings carved by master silver smith Tony Creed, a southern California based silver carver who has been custom making creative and cutting edge jewelry to rockers and celebrities for decades. Not only is his talent easy to see- he’s has one hell of an easy to get along with personality. 

Being passionate in the history of ancient Rome the SPQR on the “destinyman” skull shape was the perfect addition. SPQR is the motto of ancient Rome standing for Senatus Populusque Romanus or For the Senate and the People of Rome.  Which was emblazoned everywhere in the old Roman Empire. 

Take a look at Tony’s work- and feel free to ask him for custom orders- he’s got the skills, and with the medium of pure silver or gold you cannot go wrong! Who wants a fucking Cartier or Tiffany’s cookie cutter (though I confess ownership of many of both) when you can own a one of a kind hand made masterpiece that actually reflects something about yourself. That was something that I understood right away about Tony’s work. It’s original, it’s one of a kind, and it’s hand made to stand the test of time!

Tony Creed- the man, the master, the skull bringer!

I Shall Finish the Game

William H. Bonney: You remember the stories John use to tell us about the the three chinamen playing Fantan? This guy runs up to them and says, “Hey, the world’s coming to an end!” and the first one says, “Well, I best go to the mission and pray,” and the second one says, “Well, hell, I’m gonna go and buy me a case of Mezcal and six whores,” and the third one says “Well, I’m gonna finish the game.” I shall finish the game, Doc.  ~Young Guns II 

If

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream — and not make dreams your master;
If you can think — and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings — nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run —
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And — which is more — you’ll be a Man, my son!
 
~Rudyard Kipling 

View From the Water

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I thought I’d share this picture that I recently took on the Lake Michigan a couple of weeks ago. Taken at dusk using a Leica D-LUX 3. The lake constantly provides spectacles to take pictures of, this one makes me proud but mother nature really did all of the work. With a decent camera anybody can take a great photograph these days.