Archive for the ‘Pendants’ Category

amethyst pendant

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
Custom designed & carved Amethyst pendant: 14K apple blossoms & songbird

This was a stone sent to me by the client: she wanted it removed from the current setting (a very simple and clunky prong situation) and have it remade into a new little something-something. It’s hard to judge scale from the photo, but the stone is about 1 inch in diameter—HUGE!

Custom designed & carved Amethyst pendant: 14K apple blossoms & songbird

The new something: a custom designed Apple Blossoms & Songbird pendant in 14K gold. It turned out so nicely!!


it was sunny for two days in Portland

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Does that mean that it’s now spring? The plum trees around here think so.

Some springy images from last year’s photoshoot. More info & pretty pics after the click:


bumblebee charm pendant

Monday, March 11th, 2019
Hand-carved Bumblebee pendant for Appalachian Trail NOBO through-hiker

This was a commission from a husband to his wife who was about to complete the full northbound Appalachian Trail hike. That’s 2190.9 miles, ya’ll! I was super impressed. I’d love to do an epic hike like this someday.


little roses choker

Sunday, 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

Saturday, 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:


carved snake + opal choker

Sunday, 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.


giant pink pearls + snake clasp

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Giant Pink Pearl Choker w/hand-carved snake clasp

Hello, Delicious!

Giant Pink Pearl Choker w/hand-carved snake clasp

Amazing giant Chinese freshwater pearls in myriad shades of ivory and pink. Knotted on silk with a gold carved snake S-hook.

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photoshoot images

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

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octopus pearl pendant

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Custom carved 18K Octopus Tahitian Pearl Pendant

This pearl is about the side of the top of my thumb—it is giant! And Tahitian, and with a really nice peacock-y iridescence. I carved this little octopus guy for it and it just turned out so cool! 18K yellow gold.

Custom carved 18K Octopus Tahitian Pearl Pendant

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roses and ginkgos and bees!

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Custom carved rose-ginkgo-honeybee pendant in 14K gold

This was a custom pendant + earring set carved with roses, ginkgo leaves, and little bees here and there. 14K white gold. I am so sorry my photos were funky on this one; I think this is why it took me so long to post. These guys turned out so nicely; I wish I had a better shot of the honeybees. I thought I did a pretty good job on them, if I may be so bold 🙂

Hand-carved rose ginkgo bee pendant + earrings, 14K

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