nick@nickroseguitars.com

September 12, 2014

DUT Digital Festival - Digital Cuffs

Digital Cuffs -Made from re-appropriated silicone keyboards.

March 15, 2011


I thought it was about time I put up some of the commercial work that I've been doing. here are three engagement rings that i made. Busy on a couple of wedding rings at the moment. Keeps me out of trouble I suppose...





What you think?

Well, for the moment, here it is. New name, new background. I dont know. It might even be worse, but its different. Comments??

Time for a change!

ok, im bored of the way my blog looks. I think ive out grown the image, so its time for a change!

January 25, 2011

My favourite luthier

If inspiration was needed, I certainly found it here! Rick Toone makes some of the most amazing guitars I have ever seen. His way of combining different shades and finishes of woods, and the attention to detail payed to the hardware and technology, is unique. I hope that someday I might have the skill to make works of art like these.

December 15, 2010

I vacuum moulded 7 layers of carbon to use as material on my cnc. I have been designing an all carbon watch, and i'll use this carbon to make the three parts of the body. Unfortunately i dont think 7 layers was enough, as it only came out 1.7mm thick. Will post some pics of the design when they look more like a watch and less like a couple of boxes on top of each other.

November 24, 2010

3 prototypes of the fret board that have been made from the new mould. Needs a little work, but they getting better

November 22, 2010



So, what can be said...well, hopefully im back with avengence. I think mobile blogging is the way to go, this being the first postr sent from my phone.


Any way, about the image. I've been doing allot of experimenting with carbon fiber. my plan at the mo is to build a carbon fiber guitar. I know that sounds rediculous, but its actually working...so far. I have made a mould of the fretboard, and have made a couple prototypes.


More later...

May 11, 2010

Hello loyal followers.
My friend Christy-Anne has a new website for her jewellery. Its great and you should check it out. http://www.christyannejewellery.com/


Well done Christy.

March 31, 2010

"Flavours" Exhibition. Art Space Durban

Some time ago I was invited to partake in the "Flavours" exhibition at Art Space Durban.
I wanted to use PC cases as show cases for my work, but I ended up spending more time on the cases than on making jewellery. So I decided that I would display the cases as the art work. I used the PC power supplies to power the fan and lights in the guitar that I built, connecting the work and entitling it "IC" meaning integrated circuit.




925 5% Pt

Titanium and Plat Sterling wedding band that I have just made for a client. I have'nt made anything like this for a long time, so it was fun to do. totally under charged, but thats life I spose.

March 9, 2010

I'm back! so I'm just going to put up everything that I've done since the last time I posted.



My most recent two toned Keyboard Bangle.

Solar Powered ring. Made for Artisan Gallery's "Rings" Exhibition

...There is more, but I've run out of Internet time, ( I'm going to try and do my best to get back in the habit of posting every day) so till tomorrow!

August 13, 2009

SACM!

Wow it's been a busy couple of months! I haven't had much time to myself, let alone time to give to my 2 followers. So hopefully I can make up for that today. I have taken a temporary position as the technician of the Jewellery Department at the Durban University of Technology, where I was a student for the past 5 years. So my time has been fulled up with ordering, repairing and looking after students. Ive got allot of the major stuff sorted, and the systems that I've put into place seem to be working. So hopefully I will have a bit more time to blog an do some of my own work.
In February I was fortunate enough to be selected to display my work at the Design Indaba in Cape Town. During the Indaba I met a journalist named Rodain Joubert (who hopefully isn't too bumbed that I'm only putting this up now) from South African Computer Magazine, or SACM, as its known. Rodain asked me if he could do an interview for the magazine, and he wrote this
awesome article on technology in art entitled "Move Over Mona Lisa"





Thank you Rodain Joubert and the guys at SACM for the great article and the publicity that all us South African artists are looking for.

April 16, 2009

Flexi Keyboard Bangles and HandBag



Hi guys. Its been a while since ive done this so i hope i havent lost all of my followers. Ive been super busy making new work and ive just started a temporary job at DUT where i studied. Its the position as the workshop technician, so im pretty much running the jewellery workshop until a replacement can be found for the old technician. So far it seems to be quite a cool job. Im doing the things in the workshop that ive wanted to do for a long time, only now they paying me for it.


Im still making my own stuff in my spare time and have been invited to be in an upcoming exhibition.


I came up with these bangles just before i went to Design Indaba in Cape Town. They are made from Flexible Computer Keyboards and have had a great response. At the moment i am making a number of them to sell in shops in Cape Town, so until i find a place in Durban, thats where theyll be.



I had this great idea while talking to some designed friends of mine, Zane and Rachel, to make a handbag from one of the keyboards. Well after some experimenting with eyelets, i got it right. Ive had some serious reactions from this, so lets hope i can sell them now.

March 6, 2009

Design Indaba 2009



Hi everyone. I have just returned from the Design Indaba in Cape Town. Thank you to all the organizers and the people who made the Design Indaba the most amazing expierience of my jewellery career. Thank you to Bev Cupido who was there to make sure that me and the other 39 Emerging Creatives made it there and were able to display our work. And thank you to all who visited my stand and spoke to me.

I will be putting up my photos from Design Indaba and photos of all my new work as soon as i get the pics on my computer, so please check my blog again soon! I look forward to hearing from you soon.

October 23, 2008

Esc Here

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Last night I completed a new computer key brooch. It has a Perspex frame, that was cut on the Roland CNC machine, using Rhino 3D CAD. I went to Mantech Electronics
to try and buy blue flashing LED's, which they did not have. I found something even more amazing, red and blue flashing LED's.

October 10, 2008

Carbon Kevlar Trilby

I made myself a Carbon Kevlar Trilby for a hat party that i went to. It came out pretty cool, needs a bit of a fix up tho. making the patten was the hardest part. The carbon kevlar has a great parrern. The weave was done purely for aesthetics, and on the reverse side, the pattern and colour is reversed. Next time i make one i need to use a heat resist resin, perhaps an epoxy. The resin that i used tends to go soft when its hot, so the hat deforms on a warm day.

October 9, 2008

Kim Kyeok: Aurora, Light as Jewellery


"Jewellery expounds its value by blurring various boundaries,from the material to the immaterial, the tangible to the intangible,conveying sensuality and emotions surrounding the body." (Kim Kyeok)

I found Kim Kyeok through one of my favourite websites, geekologie.com .Kim has made a collection of jewellery using emanating LED light in a controlled pattern, to decorate the body. This is something that i've been toying with. In combination with the ideas of Leah Buechley and her e-textiles

October 8, 2008

Graffiti?

On the graffiti line, is this graffiti?

Space Invaders

Ive found a really awsome site called space-invaders.com . which i can't actually access right now so when i do i'll write some more...
But here's a pic which relates. I saw them in London on buildings, and thought they were really amazing way of doing graffiti.