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back in studio May 20th

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

All right! I’ve got my house sitters all set up and my bags (not even close to being) packed! I will be checking email (cheyenneweil@gmail.com), so feel free to message me with any questions while I’m out.

in the studio

Friday, February 15th, 2013

gold rings in progress

In the studio today: a handful of some rings I’m finishing up. These guys go through a series of finishing processes: sawing sprues off, filing rough and fine, sanding discs and papers coarse, medium, fine, sanding bristles coarse, medium, med-fine, fine, polishing compound rough discs, bristles, then buffing wheels (wash after), polishing compound “flossing” through any openwork (wash), then final polishing: medium (wash) & fine to finish (wash yet again). (I’ll set the stones tomorrow.)

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.

nov. 12th deadline for custom christmas orders

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

This time of the year always sneaks up on me. I got online this morning feeling all smug like I was waaay ahead of schedule to post my deadline and then I looked carefully at the calender. Yes, so, in fact, my deadline needs to be in less than a week! GAH! Sorry everyone!

I will aim for final shipments to go out by 17th December for arrival by the 25th. Otherwise, I’ll be off the usual holiday/New Year days but working again through January. I’m planning on taking a month-long vacation though in February-March (dates not locked down yet). Please send me an email with any questions.

Thank you!!

yesterday in the studio

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Polishing in the jewelry studio

I thought I might share a couple of photos illustrating the glamour and style that runs rampant (RAMPANT! I tellya) here at chez Gin & Butterflies.

My nerdy old-man visor helps me see the small bits and also keeps stray bits of hair from annoying me. So, you know, functional and … functional.

The weird secretary headset has seen sunnier days, but somehow I haven’t managed to throw it away yet and it doesn’t give me a headache after wearing it for 20 minutes. Lately I’ve been piping cheesy pulp detective novels directly into my brain; this helps immensely when doing really tedious finishing work.

And of course the 3-M facemask, which helps keep nasty particulate from blackening my lungs. Plus, it gives me a cool waffle-print across the bridge of my nose and cheeks. It looks like I might need to retire this one but I always wonder: as it gets dirtier on the outside, might it perhaps even increase the filter power?

umbre manicure

And last but not least, the ultra-fashionable umbre manicure. This is but one example of the cutting-edge, outside-the-box chic that goes on around here.

Don’t be jealous.