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Raven Skull Pendants by Rajala Raven Skull Pendants :iconrajala:Rajala 7 0 Do Not Wake Up by Rajala Do Not Wake Up :iconrajala:Rajala 9 0 Mask of the Old One by Rajala Mask of the Old One :iconrajala:Rajala 16 2 The Elemental Face: Ice by Rajala The Elemental Face: Ice :iconrajala:Rajala 13 3 The Elemental Face: Fire by Rajala The Elemental Face: Fire :iconrajala:Rajala 26 7 The Elemental Face: Original by Rajala The Elemental Face: Original :iconrajala:Rajala 19 9 A Shread of Humanity: Side by Rajala A Shread of Humanity: Side :iconrajala:Rajala 13 0 A Shread of Humanity by Rajala A Shread of Humanity :iconrajala:Rajala 19 3 A Shread of Humanity: Front by Rajala A Shread of Humanity: Front :iconrajala:Rajala 9 6 Broken but Not Hopeless: Side by Rajala Broken but Not Hopeless: Side :iconrajala:Rajala 7 2 Broken but Not Hopeless by Rajala Broken but Not Hopeless :iconrajala:Rajala 5 0 Broken but Not Hopeless: Front by Rajala Broken but Not Hopeless: Front :iconrajala:Rajala 5 2 Emerging Face: side view by Rajala Emerging Face: side view :iconrajala:Rajala 11 2 Emerging Face: front view by Rajala Emerging Face: front view :iconrajala:Rajala 31 11 Baby Dragon by Rajala Baby Dragon :iconrajala:Rajala 18 16 Where the Damned Lie: Detail 3 by Rajala Where the Damned Lie: Detail 3 :iconrajala:Rajala 30 10

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Activity


It's been over four years since I've last published anything here on Deviantart. Sorry for not replying to any messages during this time. It's easy to leave things behind when pressing matters are at stake.

I've been a professional, self-employed metal artisan / blacksmith for two and half years now. I have fully concentrated on finding customers on local Finnish markets. Besides that I've worked on the sets of some theatre productions. Now, I'm hoping to expand abroad. This basically means I'm opening up my etsy shop and adding a good variety of cutlery and some other stuff there. I'll be adding those items here as well at the same pace I get them to etsy. Meanwhile I'll be dropping in some pictures of sculptures and stuff.

I've cleaned up my gallery and removed some pieces I felt were too awkward to keep and I might remove even more. My skills are much more refined now which especially shows on the spoons I make. You'll see.

Now a bit about these past few years that have been a hell of a ride. Stressful, intriguing and everything between. I put up a workshop with three friends, two of them eventually gave up and I moved to a smaller place with my remaining friend. I had an accident with my power hammer that cost me half of my right thumb. As nasty as this might sound, this occurrence kept me out of the game for only two and half months and I got used to my new thumb almost instantly. Trying to earn a living on this line of work has been the toughest part to chew.

Below is a timelapse video I made about spoons so this blog gets to be more than just some rambling.

Also, feel free to visit my Finnish website at www.jaakkorajala.com
There you'll get to see the stuff I've made before I manage to get them here.

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Jaakko Rajala
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