This silver cross was the first piece Bryan cast in production from a rubber mold. It was one of a limited edition of 30 pieces. Although he still gets requests to make more, he won’t go back on his promise to the original limited edition customers.
This drawing, entitled “Lone Wolf,” was made by Bryan at age 16. His artwork has been popular with customers, as well as his jewelry.
Knife and Ring
A knife and ring that were made while Bryan was still in the Air Force. Also, note the tiny silver knives below the big knife. A couple of small Harley engines, and engine parts, can be seen in the upper left.
The first piece of jewelry that Bryan ever cast in gold.
A tiny wrench pin, popular with bikers who prefer to work on their own ride, rather than pay a mechanic to do it for them. “Riding and Wrenching” is part of the lifestyle.
Another of Bryan’s early settings was this opal.
Among riders, skulls are also a popular theme.
Silver Flame Rings
These are silver flame rings, one with a bead set stone.
This photo shows both closed and open flame designs. Like skulls, flames are a popular theme in the hot rod culture, as well as with riders.
Fire Department and Harley Pins
A silver fire department pin is shown next to a Harley engine under construction.
Tiger Tooth Necklace
A tiger tooth makes an impressive necklace when crowned with gold. Rubies are bead set below the crown, and diamonds on the other side. On top is a star of India.
Gold Ring With Diamonds
1 karat of diamonds bead set into a gold ring with white gold. Bryan’s challenge here was to make a “masculine” looking ring from these stones and materials.
Some handsome eagle necklaces under construction. The two bottom ones don’t yet have their claws applied, while the top one does. Bryan noted, “Don’t hug someone when wearing this sculpture, the super-realistic claws tend to grab the other person’s clothing.”
Silver Feather Zipper Pulls
Silver feather zipper pulls make it easier to open zippers with gloves on, plus they look great!
Silver Victorian Home
A silver Victorian house, with a porch attached. There are probably very few subjects that haven’t come Bryan’s way over the years. Each offer their own challenges. The porch of this house was modified to create a teahouse, commemorating another client’s home restoration.
Another bit of fantasy, and about as far as you can get from an eagle. As they say, “When pigs fly.” Well, this one at least has wings, so who knows?
Prayer Club Ring
A girl’s prayer club ring was built up from several layers of parts, applied one over the other.
These silver pieces were sent by Bryan for display in the Craftsmanship Museum. The set includes a tiny wrench pin, several vintage Harley crankcases, a Harley Panhead pin, plus two tiny knives.
In December of 2013, Bryan Freund sent some additional items for display. In the upper left corner is a tiny skull. In the upper right corner is an eagle’s head with an aquamarine blue eye. In the center at the bottom is an eagle with spread wings. The original Panhead engine in the lower left corner is now flanked by a black and silver Shovelhead engine in the lower right corner. The black engine fins make the polished pushrod tubes stand out even more, and give the engine a more realistic look.