LDS (Mormon) Temple Coins, Pendants, and Keepsakes

Logan, Utah 3 Sales On Etsy since 2018

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LDS (Mormon) Temple Coins, Pendants, and Keepsakes

Logan, Utah | 3 Sales

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Dave South

I was born in Logan Utah, diagnosed with Lupus in 1978, graduated from Sky View High School in 1980, then worked multiple construction and factory jobs for the next 12 years.

In 1992 because of the medical issues I was experiencing with Lupus, I decided to find a way to design and create my own environment, where I could work for myself, and make a living.

I decided to become an artist.

With no training or formal schooling whatsoever, I started painting with oils, and from there started sculpting wood. After that, I decided to take my skills to the next level, which is when I started casting metals.

I purchased the equipment needed to cast sterling silver, as well as the lapidary equipment needed to handcraft, cut, polish, and engrave precious gems.

I started casting gold in 1998, then moved into pewter casting, where I landed a large contract with several companies mass producing pewter and silver products that ended up in Deseret Book, and several other outlets.

At about that same time, titanium became very popular, so I started producing titanium jewelry and wedding bands with gold and silver inlays. From there I went on to melt and cast various designs for the medical industry as well.

In 2006 I started a consulting business where I gained the opportunity to work overseas. I traveled to many countries in Asia and North America for the next 9+ years teaching the skills I had mastered.

In 2009 I married the love of my life, Pattamon South, in Thailand, where we began to build an awesome life together. As an RN, Pat wished to work in America, so we recently returned so she could pursue her dreams, be closer to family, and where I could return to casting for myself once again.

I have successfully set up a design studio where I make my own models and can now produce them in any metal.

Although I now primarily use 3D engineering and computer modeling software to design with, where the files can either be 3D printed or cut by CNC, I still love to sit back and carve wax sculptures by hand.

In short, Lupus is my best friend, and if I did not have it I may not have taken the direction I did to create my own life.

If you have a dream of creating and casting your own product line, contact me, let me help you make your dream come true.

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  • Dave

    Designer, Maker, Owner

    Just two guys having fun!

  • Lan

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    Just two guys having fun!

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