calla lily band

February 11th, 2019

Custom calla lily band in rose gold + diamonds

Calla Lily Band II with blue diamonds scattered across the top. 14K rose gold. More photos after the click:

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seahorse + cortez mabe ring

February 4th, 2019
18K Custom hand-carved seahorses ring with mabe Cortez Pearl & ruby

This ring was such a joy to carve! This ring began as a design doodle that I never got around to really bringing to reality. Then I had thee perfect opportunity when a client brought me this gorgeous mabe pearl from the Sea of Cortez, and a juicy ruby to boot. And, she said, she would like to design something with seahorses! It was a perfect set-up for this ring and I think it turned out magnificently.

Many more images after the click:

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little roses choker

February 3rd, 2019
Hand-carved rose choker in rose gold

Three little roses in rose gold, choker length. Sweet and perfect.

Hand-carved rose choker in rose gold

swirled, crepe-y carved pearl drop pendant

February 2nd, 2019

This pendant was inspired in part by Fujikasa Satoko’s sculpture. She makes these blindingly gorgeous flowing sculptures reminiscent of billowing silk, crepe-y poppy leaves, Loie Fuller’s dress dance..

The pearl is super smooth Tahitian with a cool greenish-pistachio color and lots of rainbow-y overtones. More images after the click:

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my new shop opening!

February 1st, 2019
Gin & Butterflies shop!

Hi everyone! 

I wanted to announce the opening of my very own shop! I’m so excited!! Over the past few years, my business has transitioned to more fully custom designs and most clients have been finding me by word of mouth, google searches, Instagram, etc. It made sense to create a space to view and purchase my work that was not through Etsy.

Does this actually change anything in the way my business works?

Meh, not really. I’ll continue to communicate via email (or phone if you prefer) to answer all questions, get you quotes, sketches, etc. for the piece you are contemplating. I’ll accept as payment the usual paypal & credit card. Now, however, I’ll have the ability to set up your custom listing in my own shop that will contain all the information about your custom piece in one place.

One thing that will change is that the prices through my own shop will be a little less than my Etsy prices for the same pieces, as I don’t have Etsy commissions to cover. 

I will continue to leave my Etsy shop open. Many people find me here, have links here, or are more familiar and comfortable with the Etsy platform, etc. There are little pieces of me all over the internet basically! 

New Things

  •  Review/Feedback page: Previously, I never had a singular place to leave feedback for my off-Etsy clients. I made a review-specific page where people for whom I have made jewelry may now leave feedback (hopefully soon I can make it so you can upload an image too). Have I made you a piece before? I’d LOVE it if you left me a review! YAY!
  • Shop Policies & Information page for the fine print. Here’s the link.
  • Detailed description of how my ordering process works. (Spoiler: same as before for the most part 🙂 But I do function differently from your average online shop because most of my pieces are not already-made items. I make most things custom to fit and to your metal and stone preferences. Here’s that link.

rococo emerald ring

January 31st, 2019
Hand-carved Rococo Leaves Emerald Solitaire in 18K gold

This is my new favorite shop design. YES: I have this design available in my shop as a customizable design—you may choose your stone and metal.

Hand-carved Rococo Leaves Emerald Solitaire in 18K gold

The one shown in these photos is 18K gold with a 4.6mm emerald of exceptional quality. I wore this ring for two days straight until I sold it. I think I need to make myself another one 🙂 Two days was not enough. Seriously, I am so psyched about this ring!

So many more pics after the click:

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floral solitaire with a pear diamond

January 30th, 2019
Pear diamond solitaire: Hand-carved poppy & fritillaria flowers

This ring is heavy on the awesome. The diamond came from an old family ring, and I carved it a new home: A poppy on one side & fritillaria blooms on the other, curling leaves and stems and openwork down the sides. It turned out great!

Many more pics after the click:

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7mm low-profile solitaire

January 29th, 2019
7mm Low-profile bezel solitaire

You know, a 7mm solitaire is a pretty sweet size. Just had to put that out there.

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nuthatches & chickadees band

January 28th, 2019
Hand carved Songbirds Band in white gold with diamonds

Birds! On a ring! These are very specific birds too: chickadees and nuthatches carved in gold, with a few diamonds sprinkled about. I love how it turned out; it was a really fun one to carve.

More photos after the click:

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carved snake + opal choker

January 27th, 2019
18K snake choker Ethiopian opal

I was so flipping happy with this pendant-choker! It’s 18K and has a curled snake holding an 8.85ct Ethiopian opal.

18K snake choker Ethiopian opal

ALL THE COLORS! Here’s a video of it when it was still in the wax.

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