Archive for January, 2013

raquel’s fairy iris ring

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Art-nouveau iris ring with sapphire; 14K

This was an awesome ring to make. Raquel basically sent me a bunch of photos of things that she liked, a couple of stones, and let me go to town.

The stone we picked was a large, rough sapphire that Raquel personally plucked from the very dirt of Montana with her own two hands (!!!). It was huge and bumpy and quite unlike every other stone I had ever used. It also pretty much rocked (I know; slay me) and needed something unique to go with it. This is one of the most classic art-nouveau style rings perhaps I’ve ever carved.

Fairy Iris

Fairy iris: Raquel’s favorite flower.

Art nouveau Iris ring, 14K & rough sapphire

My photos really don’t do this stone justice. It is mossy green with flecks of deep orange and gold through it.

More more more photos here! (more…)

bill & francine’s wedding bands

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Ocean wave/sailboat wedding bands

Uncle Bill got married! And I got to make the wedding bands!! Bill has spent a large portion of his life in and around water and on sailboats, trimarans mostly. Nimble little trimarans. So we of course went with a watery theme for both bands, ocean swells around two palladium bands. On Bill’s band I added a tiny trimaran. For Francine’s ring, we added a second contrasting 18K yellow band with delicate hammering.

Ocean wave/sailboat wedding bands

my rings are in a bridal magazine!

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

My rings in Weddings Unveiled Magazine

Ooh la la! I really need to shake my photography paradigm up a bit; I love the way the photographer staged the photo with the heart-shaped leaf.

So yeah! I got an email from a couple I made some rings for and their friend put together a wedding spread for the magazine Weddings Unveiled and she put my rings in it! I’m in the current (Winter 2013) issue, pages 90-93. I’m a little disappointed that they didn’t bother to credit the brilliant genius who made the rings (cough cough) but I suppose it’s made up for by the fact that that the rings are at least in a tasteful, nay, downright awesome spread.

Victorian solitaire & wedding band

You can see the full set of photos from the shoot here. Pretty gorgeous; I rather love the raw edges of the wedding dress.