Millusions

Millusions® - Distinctive Art and Jewelry by Andy!

Elk Grove Village, Illinois · 1 Sale

Millusions

Millusions® - Distinctive Art and Jewelry by Andy!

Elk Grove Village, Illinois 1 Sale On Etsy since 2012

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Andy K

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Last updated on Apr 15, 2016

Artwork and Jewelry handcrafted by Andy!

Andy K

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High Technology + Andy!'s Creativity = Millusions® "The Living Metal"©

Ever since I can remember, I have always worked with metals. When I was a young boy my father started a precision machine shop and as a youngster I was recruited to help him out in, what is now, our family business. I started out cutting all sorts of different types of metals and preparing them to make precision, complex, and intricate parts for the aerospace, military, industrial, and commercial markets.

After college, I was in charge of all the CAD/CAM programming to make the high-tech machines turn hunks of metal into precision machined parts, and I just LOVED it.

To me, there is something very rewarding about using a computer and high-tech machines to turn these hunks of metal into precision parts, that are not only really cool looking, but serve functional purposes.

A few years ago, a good friend of mine had a restaurant project that required some decorative metal. Knowing that I have worked with metal all my life, and that I have a passion for creativity, he asked me to help him out.

I spent many nights and weekends experimenting with all sorts of hand tools and metals trying to find just the "right" look I was looking for.

One day, as I walked through the machine shop, this flash of rainbow and iridescent colors caught the corner of my eye. It was an aluminum part that we were machining for an aerospace customer. The way the lights reflected and refracted of the surface of the aluminum was just beautiful.

THIS was the look I was looking for.... and so the birth of "The Living Metal"© began.

I continued to experiment and develop different cutting tools and utilizing the high-tech machines I was able to develop and patent a process that changes the surface of aluminum into a holographic, three dimensional, optical illusion, that is trademarked today as Millusions®.

Millusions® metals have been used in a wide variety of applications from wall coverings in residential and commercial architectural applications, to musical instruments, to signage, and more....

I have finally found just the RIGHT canvas for me to utilize my creativity and now i create different types of art using my Millusions® metals.

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Last updated on December 26, 2012
Welcome to Millusions® created by Andy!

My philosophy is creating unique art and functional art pieces intended to inspire all who see it.

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