Every bottle opener I design starts with a sketch. The sketch is then turned into a CNC file which allows a computer-guided laser to cut out the designs. Once I have the pieces, I hand grind the surface to clean it up as well as add some texture. Next comes the smoothing process to take away all the sharp edges and make the pieces comfortable to hold in your hand. Once the pieces have been smoothed, my wife colors each bottle opener by hand using steel patinas. The steel patinas can color the metal bronze, copper, or a red/blues iridescent finish. The next step is to coat the pieces in a lacquer finish so that they will maintain their color and prevent rust. The last thing added is a strong neodymium magnet to the back of each bottle opener.
BLUE MOOSE METALS // Missoula