Now THAT’S a Shiny Nibbler!

I’m just quickly posting this here to show someone the current finish on this size ten Nibbler ring. If you’re not that person, you can ignore this. Unfortunately I had to remove the Nibbler and Zoidberg-inspired Futurama rings from my Etsy store because FOX IP freaked out and filed a — in my opinion rather petty — DMCA violation. So I can’t sell them there any more. In general, I understand their desire to protect their trademark, but I think they’re making a big mistake by hunting down fan art like this which clearly doesn’t hurt any of their commercial interests, and it could be argued actually support and enhance those interests. Oh well.

Along those lines… For someone else… I’m trying to figure out the best way to colour the Zoidberg-inspired ring. Cough. I mean. Cthulhu-inspired. Yes, that’s it. Anyway, the copper finish is my favorite. I’ve been trying to get a good orange enamel, but if I put it on thick, it looks lumpy and/or cheap. If I put it on thin, it looks, well, thin. I think the only way to do it is by applying a couple coats, then buffing it half off — that’s where it’s at in the photo — and then repeating the process I’m guessing three times. It would take a day, and I still don’t think it would look that great. To be honest, the best way to do this ring if the person wants a true orange would be to cast it in plastic… Hmmmmmmmm…. That has me thinking… I could cast it in glow in the dark orange plastic which would be pretty sweet. But for now I consider the orange a failure.


  1. dresden wrote:

    “that’s what she said”. Man, fuck Fox. Can you put them back up as “squid guy” and “nibbles” or something?

    Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Permalink
  2. Jeremy wrote:

    Or Cthulu and Fangy

    Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 9:18 am | Permalink
  3. Greg wrote:

    I’d be well keen for some plastic ‘cthulu and chums’ rings.

    Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 8:15 am | Permalink
  4. MikeV wrote:

    You can get a very orange/coppery color (for the Zoidberg ring) with 98% copper 2% tin, it will come out looking like the one on the left in the photos.
    I’m not sure what you are using for a heat source, but in the casting class here we melt it with and oxygen-acetylene torch with a rosebud tip.
    Depending on how bright you want the orange, though, you may have the right idea to go with plastic. (I’ve been told plastic jewelry is “in” right now)

    Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 9:10 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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