February 13th, 2017
Yet another Tucson gem show in the bag. I got a bunch of things. Some I needed for current projects, some I needed only to make my monkey brain happy.
The above is some giant beautiful emerald rough. It wasn’t for sale, but rather just for show (it would then be cut into the finished stones that were for sale).
There was also a lot of this! This is a large proto-cow. (Aurochs maybe?) I thought he had a nice expression on his face. He may have been a she though, and she might actually have been really pissed when she died. But her fossilized skull looks quite chipper. Funny how that works.
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February 8th, 2017
Sailboat wedding bands for a racing couple out of Texas. 14K gold. And more images after the click: Read the rest of this entry »
January 24th, 2017
A hand-carved ouroboros wedding band for him, and for her, a Pacific Northwest forest band with trilliums, ferns, and one teeny little snake peeking out. Platinum 950.
She was generally less interested in having a giant snake around her finger, but they wanted a hint of continuity between the two bands, so the little snake amongst the foliage was the answer. Of course, I am always happy to carve a snake on a ring, whenever needed.
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January 20th, 2017
My Rosy Solitaire in 18K yellow gold with a ~6mm rose-cut diamond!
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January 18th, 2017
I was initially freaked by the heart-shaped diamond, as I’m unused to designing for non-round-ish stones, but it turned out far easier to accommodate a heart than I thought. I think this ring turned out awesomely, and now I’m a heart convert.
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December 17th, 2016
Hi all! Just a quick note that I can still ship ready-to-wear pieces by Tuesday, Dec. 20th and have them arrive in time for Christmas. Pics above are pieces I have on hand and can ship immediately. Send me an email (email@example.com) for pricing, OR visit my Etsy page, as many of them are listed here with lots of photos.
I have a handful of studio sample pieces I’ve decided to sell (the rings above, mostly), which will be 20% off. I’ll list them separately below after the click. All are ready-to-wear and can be shipped immediately. Read the rest of this entry »
December 17th, 2016
I love this new one; peacock feathers are hard to resist. This is a new piece I designed that can be customized in a few ways: white gold, yellow gold, 22K!!, a colored stone perhaps? A baroque pearl drop? Or maybe a little faceted diamond drop? I have a gorgeous little champagne faceted diamond drop for whom I’ve been looking for a home…
This one above is 18K yellow gold with a vintage 3mm (.11ct) Old European cut diamond (on an 18K, 18″ chain). This is currently available right now for the next few days, and then I’ll bring it up to the shop in downtown Portland. I can, of course, make a customized piece for you with any of the above alterations I mentioned (or not!). Send me a note: firstname.lastname@example.org .
The necklace I have this with is a Tahitian & South Sea keshi necklace with larger round silvery Japanese baroque akoyas (pretty unusual color for akoya pearls). The creamy ivory color contrasts so nicely with the silvery blue.
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November 29th, 2016
This is a second pendant I carved a bit back, but finally had the time to finish up and complete into a necklace. This is a limited production piece I can make to order (18K, 14K white, yellow, or rose gold, chain length, etc.). The pendant and chain are both 18K gold. The design is based off of an old Art Nouveau embroidery I saw a long time ago.
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November 27th, 2016
One more pair of one-of-a-kind 18K earrings with rose-cut diamonds & pearl drops. The diamonds are both around 1.15 carat each (6mm in diameter) and the pearls measure approximately 11mm x 16mm. The black diamond has a white semi-baroque South Sea pearl, and the peachy pink diamond has a Tahitian pearl. I was so excited to get these guys together!
It’s hard to see in this photo, but I made little hook keepers on the backs of the earrings so that the ear wires tuck securely on. (I have another photo of the backs of them below.) Also, note the new earring photo set-up: magically floating earrings!
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November 23rd, 2016
One-of-a-kind boulder opal pendant! It is so incredibly hard to get a photo that really captures how cool opals are. This one has little streams and tributaries of opal running around all the way up to the top of the stone—red to orange to yellow to green, with wider turquoise and purple rivers towards the bottom. Boulder opals are my favorite. I like that they look like some sort of aerial photograph of, well, unicorn-land or something.
The stone up top is a little 2mm diamond, and pendant + 18″ chain are 14K gold.
Of course I couldn’t bear to cover up the back of the stone, which also has little rainbow rivers and streams running through it, so I opened it up and carved a little detail here. I have this guy listed on Etsy.
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