Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons

Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons unearth. Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons is a rare collection of accessories and objects designed and crafted by Derrick Cruz. Derrick Cruz is a Brooklyn born designer, artist and educator currently influenced by the intersection of storytelling, craftsmanship and technology as materialized in the applied arts.
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Checkout my new project – Betroth (www.betroth.me) // Let's create a new way of experiencing and forging the ring, free ...
05/22/2017

Checkout my new project – Betroth (www.betroth.me) // Let's create a new way of experiencing and forging the ring, free of the artifice and crimes that raise a barrier of irrelevance between our heads and our hearts. Let's strive for a ring that will unite art, craftsmanship, technology and ethics, and which will rise as a true symbols of modern love. #loveisrebellion // Terrain by Effixx

Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons's cover photo
05/21/2017

Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons's cover photo

Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons
05/21/2017

Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons

NEW: "A Cold Day in the Universe" Lapel Pin in limited holiday production// Concave dodecahedron in solid sterling with ...
11/24/2015

NEW: "A Cold Day in the Universe" Lapel Pin in limited holiday production// Concave dodecahedron in solid sterling with frosty matte innards and high polished edges // 0.75" head, 3.0" w/pin // I'll take a handful of orders for these between now and Nov 30th to ship before the Dec 10th. To order email: info at blacksheepandprodigalsons dot com

That dark spot, 5th brick from the top, that's where I found the rusty nail with rusty keys hanging from it that influen...
11/06/2015

That dark spot, 5th brick from the top, that's where I found the rusty nail with rusty keys hanging from it that influenced The Gold Key -- I hit my head on it. Now, almost a decade later, things are again evolving fast towards great change. I hope to be as relaxed and open to what's coming as I was that day, still able to see beauty in decay. #ouroboros

#BetrothedByBSPS // Just making sure things fit where they belong on the #MINRing #Bespoke #EngagementRing. Next up: Col...
03/05/2015

#BetrothedByBSPS // Just making sure things fit where they belong on the #MINRing #Bespoke #EngagementRing. Next up: Color.

No More Mammoth // No More Scrimshaw // In an effort to thwart the vicious killing of our beautiful giant friends New Yo...
10/07/2014

No More Mammoth // No More Scrimshaw // In an effort to thwart the vicious killing of our beautiful giant friends New York City is including prehistoric Mammoth Ivory in their current ban. I will no longer be creating pieces using this material. Perhaps sometime soon I'll find a new canvas for engraving. Thank you for your love and care of these pieces over the years and know that I've always used vintage, found or fossilized specimens for my work. Support our beastly and majestic friends by supporting this law.

Doba-Six #leather #bracelet (#Navajo for #NoWar) headed to Germany.
09/11/2014

Doba-Six #leather #bracelet (#Navajo for #NoWar) headed to Germany.

Bon voyage Black Hearted Son // custom #leather #packaging for #scrimshaw #necklace
09/11/2014

Bon voyage Black Hearted Son // custom #leather #packaging for #scrimshaw #necklace

Filing and hammering the 18k rose gold rivets on the Black Hearted Son mammoth tusk scrimshaw necklace.
09/10/2014

Filing and hammering the 18k rose gold rivets on the Black Hearted Son mammoth tusk scrimshaw necklace.

I like that google's related images for my "Six Sixes" engagement ring are: a space view of earth through clouds; a moun...
09/09/2014

I like that google's related images for my "Six Sixes" engagement ring are: a space view of earth through clouds; a mountain side church; cement architectural models; people in an snowy field; cold war fighter jets; and robot schema http://www.blacksheepandprodigalsons.com/betrothed-by-bsps/

#Throwbacktothefuturethursday // Time to #scrimshaw.
09/04/2014

#Throwbacktothefuturethursday // Time to #scrimshaw.

09/01/2014

New #ring done and coming in at 3.2 ounces of #silver: "DEXAMENE" the #Nereides "of the strength of the right hand." (Homer, Hyginus) #oneofakind size 10

Biggest silver ring I've made in a while. #ActualSize #Nereides one-off series
09/01/2014

Biggest silver ring I've made in a while. #ActualSize #Nereides one-off series

Nice seeing this pair Taigi #rings again. It was a more delicate version in #rosegold and #silver made for @theonlydomin...
08/24/2014

Nice seeing this pair Taigi #rings again. It was a more delicate version in #rosegold and #silver made for @theonlydominique. #wellworn #aginggracefully maybe fitting for #betrothedbybsps

"Glauke" one of my #Nereides one-of-a-kind #sterling #rings. A remake since ironically my original was lost at sea.
08/23/2014

"Glauke" one of my #Nereides one-of-a-kind #sterling #rings. A remake since ironically my original was lost at sea.

Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons's cover photo
08/22/2014

Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons's cover photo

Congrats Viv and Boris! http://www.blacksheepandprodigalsons.com/betrothed-by-bsps/The "Six Sixes" ring was inspired by ...
08/11/2014

Congrats Viv and Boris!

http://www.blacksheepandprodigalsons.com/betrothed-by-bsps/

The "Six Sixes" ring was inspired by gothic cathedral columns, the stylized and classical motifs of the 19th century and the optimistic promise of pure speed from the Art Deco era. .89 ct Old European Cut 100+ year old natural diamond, six .33 vintage Rose Cut diamonds, 14k white gold, vintage packaging.

Now accepting new commissions. http://www.blacksheepandprodigalsons.com/contact/

Congrats Viv and Boris!

http://www.blacksheepandprodigalsons.com/betrothed-by-bsps/

The "Six Sixes" ring was inspired by gothic cathedral columns, the stylized and classical motifs of the 19th century and the optimistic promise of pure speed from the Art Deco era. .89 ct Old European Cut 100+ year old natural diamond, six .33 vintage Rose Cut diamonds, 14k white gold, vintage packaging.

Now accepting new commissions. http://www.blacksheepandprodigalsons.com/contact/

Did a little repair work on this piece I custom@made for @the_rev_billykeith a few years back . It was something to comm...
06/10/2014

Did a little repair work on this piece I [email protected] for @the_rev_billykeith a few years back . It was something to commemorate the bravery and kindness of his favorite uncle.

Handcrafted oxidized sterling #Hexagon rings headed out the door
06/09/2014

Handcrafted oxidized sterling #Hexagon rings headed out the door

Time to dip the cold-cast porcelain bighorn in my homemade shellac. This mix of alcohol and lavender makes it smell like...
06/09/2014

Time to dip the cold-cast porcelain bighorn in my homemade shellac. This mix of alcohol and lavender makes it smell like Gin.

1.01 ct pale brown brilliant cut diamond, white diamond micro-pave, 18k rose gold, platinum, engravings, vintage packagi...
06/03/2014

1.01 ct pale brown brilliant cut diamond, white diamond micro-pave, 18k rose gold, platinum, engravings, vintage packaging. Milá was commissioned as an engagement ring. It was inspired by the interior structures and reptilian qualities of Antoni Gaudí's Casa Milá.

For commission inquiries email me at info (at) blacksheepandprodigalsons (dot) com // #BetrothedbyBSPS

1.01 ct pale brown brilliant cut diamond, white diamond micro-pave, 18k rose gold, platinum, engravings, vintage packaging. Milá was commissioned as an engagement ring. It was inspired by the interior structures and reptilian qualities of Antoni Gaudí's Casa Milá.

For commission inquiries email me at info (at) blacksheepandprodigalsons (dot) com // #BetrothedbyBSPS

Time to sew the leather that holds the gold in place. The Triple Hex Necklace in a new brushed gold finish. Order at www...
05/15/2014

Time to sew the leather that holds the gold in place. The Triple Hex Necklace in a new brushed gold finish. Order at www.occulter.org

Sometimes I forget how many tools go into making the simplest things. See those three little black metal pieces at the b...
05/14/2014

Sometimes I forget how many tools go into making the simplest things. See those three little black metal pieces at the bottom of the pic on the grey anvil? All of these tools were used to work those out. The Splinter Necklace. If you want one http://www.occulter.org/products/the-splinter

Congratulations to Luis and Leah on their engagement! Honored to be commissioned for their rings. // One-of-a-kind 18k r...
03/27/2014

Congratulations to Luis and Leah on their engagement! Honored to be commissioned for their rings. // One-of-a-kind 18k rose gold and platinum with blood red and black diamonds, engraved in Sanskrit with "Sun" or "Darkness Destroyer", earth clay/wood fired vessel w/ ink dyed cotton

Done. Woolly Ring: Sterling, red gold, mammoth ivory, scrimshaw, ball chain with praying hands, stoned oiled leather pou...
10/15/2013

Done. Woolly Ring: Sterling, red gold, mammoth ivory, scrimshaw, ball chain with praying hands, stoned oiled leather pouch. Assisted by @crispy_crispy

"13 Rising Forms of the Temple Air: A Scented Ornament" One of those many things I started and didn't follow through on....
10/07/2013

"13 Rising Forms of the Temple Air: A Scented Ornament" One of those many things I started and didn't follow through on. I think I'll revisit.

pieces getting packaged and with the utmost care and heading to their new homes... props to the best apprentice ever @cr...
09/11/2013

pieces getting packaged and with the utmost care and heading to their new homes... props to the best apprentice ever @crispy_crispy

morning light. #LES
09/06/2013

morning light. #LES

#fbf Hammered sterling adjustable  joint rings 2010 -- one of  those things that never made it out the door but was soon...
09/06/2013

#fbf Hammered sterling adjustable joint rings 2010 -- one of those things that never made it out the door but was soon after in the zeitgeist .

One of my experimental Network Theories latex, horsehair, linen and sterling neckpieces made it into the Depeche Mode to...
09/05/2013

One of my experimental Network Theories latex, horsehair, linen and sterling neckpieces made it into the Depeche Mode tour visuals Timothy Saccenti! #bucketlist #check

Twisted gold.
08/08/2013

Twisted gold.

Done. #BlackheartedSon on Alaskan #WoollyMammoth ivory, 18k red gold, sterling
08/07/2013

Done. #BlackheartedSon on Alaskan #WoollyMammoth ivory, 18k red gold, sterling

Done. #Iroquois #CreationMyth #Scrimshaw on vintage piano ivory, 18k red gold and sterling silver
08/07/2013

Done. #Iroquois #CreationMyth #Scrimshaw on vintage piano ivory, 18k red gold and sterling silver

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