Archive for the ‘New work’ Category

rococo leaf swirl pendant

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

18K hand-carved Rococo Leaves Pendant with diamond, 18K

Hand-carved pendant with a swirl of feathery Rococo-style leaves. I absolutely love carving free-form pieces like this—not so much that the overall shape/design is free-form, but more the detail and contour on each leaf, which I just kind of got to make up as I went. It’s in 18K gold with a 1/4 carat diamond dewdrop. Or maybe a moon rising through a break in the trees. I keep changing my mind..

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epic snake cocktail ring

Monday, March 13th, 2017

14K snake cocktail ring + boulder opal & OEC diamond

More snake rings: BIGGER snake rings. This ring I carved around a sweet boulder opal I just couldn’t pass up because I thought it was like looking down upon a little tropical inlet, like maybe in the Baja perhaps, specifically around here… I got a nice little Old European cut antique diamond to accent the piece and finished it up a couple of weeks ago! LOVE how it turned out. I was hard pressed to let it go, and honestly, if it weren’t one of my favorite clients who bought it, I may have had to keep it myself.

This is, however, a new studio piece and I can customize (different stones, change up the diamond, 14K, 18K white or yellow gold, etc.) and adjust for size. It’s now listed in my Etsy shop!

14K snake cocktail ring + Boulder opal & OEC diamond

See how amazing this ring is? It makes even my ratty old studio sweatshirt look chic! (I kid.)

The other ring in this photo is my Coiled Snake Solitaire—also available in the Etsy shop.

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tapered poppy band

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Poppy Band wax-carving

Completed wax carving for my tapered poppy band.

18K carved poppy wedding band

And the finished ring in 18K white gold! I love this ring!

I made this design as a replacement for a customer who was finding the evenly wide, fully carved-all-the-way-around band uncomfortable between her fingers. The tapered shape is perfect because you get lots of carved action up top, but the underneath is smooth, uncarved, and comfortable when you close your fingers. I kept the sides fairly low-action but still detailed.

18K Carved Poppy Band + Rose Bramble Ring

Oh hey. I see it pairs nicely with the 12mm wide rose bramble band. Figures.

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wild rose heart solitaire

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Hand-carved wild rose solitaire with heart diamond, rose gold

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.

Hand-carved wild rose solitaire with heart diamond, rose gold

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peacock feather pendant

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Hand-carved peacock feather pendant in 18K with 3mm OEC diamond

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: cheyenneweil@gmail.com .

Hand-carved peacock feather pendant in 18K with 3mm OEC diamond

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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art nouveau pendant #2

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

hand-carved 18K art nouveau floral pendant

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.

hand-carved 18K art nouveau floral pendant

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rose-cut diamond and pearl drop earrings

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

ooak rose-cut diamond and Tahitian pearl drop earrings, 18K

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!

ooak rose-cut diamond and Tahitian pearl drop earrings, 18K

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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boulder opal pendant

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Boulder opal pendant carved ooak thorny rose 14K

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.

Boulder opal pendant carved ooak thorny rose 14K

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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pearl party!

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Tahitian and South Sea pearl drop pendants, 18K

I made a new batch of pieces for the shop in downtown Portland: these lovelies are 18K yellow gold with Tahitian pearls (the giant gunmetal drop & the pistachio drop), and 14K white gold with a lovely white South Sea baroque pearl. I want to keep each new thing that I make. It’s so hard letting go!

18K floral pearl drop pendant w-Tahitian pistachio pearl

Here is another shot of the pistachio drop. I wanted to keep it.

18K snake S-hook strand of pearls

Multi-color peachy and pink freshwater pearls! These awesome jobbers are knotted on silk and attached to a carved snake S-hook because that’s just how I roll around here. AAAHHH! Can I keep them already?!

18K snake S-hook strand of pearls

** PSA: These guys are going really fast. If you are looking for a custom pearl piece, please send me an email. I’ll be stocking up on new pearls/raw materials in early February and before I go would be a VERY good time to get your custom order requests in. **

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ouroboros pendant

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Hand-carved ouroboros pendant in 14K

New in the Etsy shop! Hand-carved ouroboros pendant in 14K gold. Comes with a solid 14K gold cable chain w/lobster clasp. I put this on to photograph and have been wearing it around all day. I love how he turned out!

Hand-carved ouroboros pendant in 14K

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