Saturday, November 30, 2013

Artisan Made Switch Plates

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Remodeling and Home Design

New Textures for 2014

There are new textures for the upcoming year, along with the textures further down on this site. As always, these pieces can be made in any configuration (usually) and in other colors - gilded with an array of metal oxides. Feel free to contact me by email for orders and more information geometals@aol.com

***All materials used come from within the United States.

"Cross Country" Very shimmery teals, aqua, and periwinkle.

"Meadows" Gorgeous texture and oxide rich over size switch plate.
"Meadows" made in brown, loaded with metal oxides.
These are the more usual configurations,  but customized pieces not shown here are also available.



"Magic Carpet" - this very intricate piece evokes a feeling of something from another time, from a far away place, very long ago.  This piece will definitely add a touch of "magic" to any space. (added 7/08/14)

This one is called "Focus" and has a gradual shift of gilding between copper and bronze.

And here is "Focus" with a silver clay base gilded with cobalt.

Always one of my favorites is to make the "Texture Collage" pieces. You can see the gilding above the surface and below it as well, creating a look of layering.

"Cairo" This texture has the feel of something ancient,  but with a modern twist.



"Poppies"! This piece has more colors than you might think. It has metallic olive, teal, indigo, powder blue, azure, and periwinkle. I do this one in the bronze/copper combo too.


"Deco Sphere" an uber-cool texture for a switch plate. This one also has the silver clay base gilded with carbon.




"Cross Country" gilded with just about all the metal oxides I work with and some newly created ones too. This beauty was kept here.



"Deco Sphere" done with a dark brown base gilded with antique bronze, copper (of course), brass, and titanium.



"Deco Sphere" in the silver base, gilded with carbon. The black/silver combo in this texture is the most striking.



                     "Ancient Images" would grace any wall and exceeds its mere functionality. 

"Melange" is another eye bending texture combining silver clay and deep cobalt. Wake up those walls!


"Leaves of Nature" with its universal theme, is the most requested texture that I do. I think of it as a wall garden.




               Silver Oxide Pieces

 There is something so striking about the contrast of silver oxide gilded over textured black slabs. Not only is there the sharpest contrast between the two, but the silver has a soft shimmery quality to it. These pieces needed their own section.

"Leaves of Natures" with inked-to-blend screws


"Multi Swirls"

"Ancient Images"

"Wide Paisley"

"Jambalaya" and "Deco Sphere"

Uber cool "Texture Collage" in Combo #3. This was a custom piece.








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"Deco Sphere" done in a striking silver/black contrast. You can see the ones above in other oxide and base combinations.



                                      "Cross Country" so lovely, bold, and colorful.


"Braids" this deeply etched texture is gilded with mostly copper and bronze oxides and would go great against any earth tone colored wall.



"Mandala Filigree" is always going to be one of my favorites. It has a timeless appeal, while creating a richly textured piece and a beautiful contrast of blues and teals.


 "Texture Collage" is this color and oxide combination is the 2nd most requested texture that people ask for. I view these as 2D wall sculptures and an "artified" addition to any area.


"Ancient Images" done in the silver/black combo adds more zing to the overall look of the piece.




"Leaves of Nature", another functional wall garden bringing joy to the walls.



 "Deco Sphere" - just beautiful to look at and a thousand percent nicer than the generic white switch plates, for sure!


The newest texture for 2014:

 "Jambalaya" gilded one area at a time with new colors. This piece is available in outlets, single standards, double standards, single Decoras, and double Decoras.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Textured Ceramic Cabinet/Drawer Pulls

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Remodeling and Home Design


These coordinate very nicely with the textured ceramic switch plate covers that you can see by scrolling down to other posts.



Who is tired of those plain cabinet knobs that are sold in just about every hardware store chain? Beautiful knobs and pulls for your cabinets are the perfect finishing touch and can change the look of your kitchen, bedroom, dining room, or bathroom. They are nice on bi-fold closet doors too. These measure about an inch and a half in diameter - give or take. *** Mix and match textures for a more interesting look. Other textures are in the works and will be posted.

As always, all materials come from within the United States. For more information or to order, send an email to: geometals@aol.com

Click on any image to enlarge. 
Richly textured filigree
Wow! These "Curly Swirls" will stand out no matter where they are placed.
These 2 are actually part of the same series and vary from piece to piece. "Scenic"
"Random Spirals"
Here is a group shot of most of the cabinet pulls done in different colors. Of course, there are many more. Click to enlarge this image so you can see all the textures.




"Sunflowers" adored by many customers for adding a cheerful touch to their kitchens and pantries. Who doesn`t love sunflowers?












Newly added cabinet Pulls (7/19/14)

"Lily" gilded with silver, antique bronze, copper, and brass oxides. Measures approximately 1 & 3/4" in diameter.



"Tapestry" gilded with antique copper and bronze oxides. What a fabulous touch these would add to any kitchen cabinet.



"Marquise" gilded with titanium, bronze, copper, brass, and copper oxides. This is such an elegant design that would transform any area.


 
"Turnings" gilded with silver, titanium, copper, antique bronze, and brass oxides. This texture might be simple compared to the others in this post, but a room full of them transforms the mundane without a doubt. Tested in my own kitchen!!





"Focal Point" gilded with copper, antique brass, and titanium oxides. Around and around this one goes. There is no wrong way to place this design in your kitchen, powder room, den, or any other room in your home. Also available in black with silver oxide - what a stunning look that one is too!











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Friday, January 18, 2013

Stunning Textured Switch Plate Covers

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Beautiful new textures for 2013 
These are my latest textured and hand gilded ceramic switch plate covers. Get rid of those sad, plain plates, and do your walls a favor. The smallest touches can make a big difference to the look of any room. Please request your size and color requirements to geometals@aol.com

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Wide paisley texture with bronze and copper. Now look at it in blue...







Royal blue with indigo and teal oxides













"Elm Grove"  - deeply etched stamping gilded with 4 different oxides
"Sea Creatures" - this piece shimmers from green all the way to deep blue. The surface has a slight wave that mimics water.




Here is "Sea Creatures" done in bronze, titanium, copper, and brass oxides.
Choose the configuration that you need, then your color preferences, and then scroll through the posts on this site to find the texture(s) you like. It`s that easy. Your art plate will be made just for you!  

Tons of texture work done on this one. Silver oxide was gilded over the textured surface. It goes beyond its function and is really more a piece of art that can stand alone.


"Texture Collage" This oversize plate ( 5 inches long by 3.5" wide) is available in any texture or color combo shown on this site.





This textured collage shimmers between deep teal all the way to turquoise and indigo. The design is called "Loving the Blues".
"Double Burst" with titanium oxides (the silvery green), copper, brass, and bronze. This one really pops!

********Mini Lutron/Decora Gallery: (added 11/9/13)********

Since there have been so many requests for the Lutron/GCFI switch plates, Geometals/Metro Decor has been hard at work to make sure these are richly textured too.
"Pebbles" a fun texture

"Random Spirals" with silver oxide
"Fleur de Lis" with vivid teal and azure
"Random Spirals" in shades of aqua, teal, and deep blue
"Braided" gilded with deep bronze and copper oxides

"Texture Collage" This triple Lutron piece has a medley of rich textures and oxides. Available in any size. 

"Sunburst"  - lovely in any room and can be done in other colors.
"Fiddle Head Fern" with lots of layers of mixed oxides.

"Ancient Tiles" with titanium, copper, and bronze oxides.




"Braided" in black/silver. This piece has a striking contrast. Bye bye, plastic and generic plate covers!

"Ancient Tiles" in the black/silver combo

Bold textures and oxides went into this textured collage.



Gorgeous turquoise and aqua shimmer in this stamped filigree mandala piece.




"Multi Swirls" - There`s gilding above and below the surface creating wonderful depth and contrasts.




"Strands" gilded with many original oxide colors.



"Strands" gilded with just enough silver oxides to highlight the texture.



"Strands" loaded with metallics and rich texture. A giant leap away from the generic plastic plates!



"Deco Sphere" created to artify the mundane.



"Deco Sphere" gilded with copper, bronze, titanium, silver, and bronze oxides.


"Leaves of Nature" done in a quad. This is a medley of vines, leaves, and a few blossoms. Available in other colors.


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