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upcoming vacation: mid april to mid may

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Hi everyone!

I want to get it out there that I’ll be out of the studio starting mid-April and I’ll be back mid-May. Those of you who have early summer weddings and are considering having a ring made, keep this in mind. I take around 4-6 weeks to make a piece (on the quicker side if it is one of my Etsy pieces; on the longer side if it is a fully new custom design & carving).

If you need to have your ring(s) before I leave, I will need to have your orders in by the first week of March (2nd week at the latest!). Of course I can also begin your piece before I leave, then finish it when I return; just realize that there will be an additional month in there when I’ll not be in the studio working on your rings.

I’ll be in email contact, though with less frequency, throughout my vacation.

Anyway, now is the time to ask your questions, run your ideas by me, get quotes, etc. if you have been thinking of having a ring made!

Thank you!! ~cheyenne

david & aurora’s solar bands

Monday, October 8th, 2012

18K Solar Surface wedding bands w/yellow diamonds

More AWESOMENESS, I mean, space jewelry! You might remember the spacey rings, then the moon bands of yesteryear.. Well, in continuation of the celestial theme, I present: Solar Surface Wedding Bands!

He is a software engineer at a solar power plant company and she is a theoretical physicist graduate student studying models that predict the behavior of plasmas at surface temperatures of the sun. They were intrigued with the lunar landscape bands and were wondering how it might work to have solar landscape bands.

18K Solar Surface wedding bands w/yellow diamonds

This was a lot more abstract of a concept than the lunar map rings, since the surface of the sun is constantly in flux. On the other hand, I had a lot of material to pull from. I really love how these turned out!

Sunspots - photo by Alan Friedman
[Photo graciously permitted by Alan Friedman; I highly recommend checking out his website—some amazing photos here.]

Once again, I mined the internets for inspirational sun images. It kind of blows my mind that such detailed photos of the sun can even be taken.

close-up of sunspot

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I tried to capture the effect of the sun’s surface with the roiling feathery parts vs the granular bits, with sun spots and hot spots. The rings were cast in 18K gold and included little yellow diamonds at the hot spots.

Basically, the rings I carved would totally waste our satellites and toast our electrical grid.

Please click through to see a bunch more detail shots… (more…)

y+c wedding photos

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

18K white gold mistletoe solitaire

I love it when people send me photos from their weddings, or just of their happy selves wearing my jewelry. I do 99% of my business online and it’s so nice to put a face and personality to the rings I make. I made these rings for Yvonne & Cas last year and was so excited to see the amazing photos from their wedding in The Netherlands.

18K white gold mistletoe solitaire with 1.7ct diamond

18K white gold mistletoe solitaire with 1.7ct diamond

Two more photos of the Mistletoe solitaire (courtesy of Yvonne). The diamond was an amazing 1.7ct purchased in Europe. Because of the tricky customs dance between here and there, I made the mounting and the stone was set in Holland. I was super happy to see photos of the ring all in one piece! Back to the gorgeous wedding…

Yvonne + Cas wedding

18K white gold mistletoe wedding bands and diamond solitaire

Yvonne + Cas wedding

Wedding photos (all except the two close-ups of the solitaire being worn) are all from Velvetine photography studio in The Netherlands. You can see the full set (and better, close-up versions of the ones I posted here) on their blog.

new low-profile solitaire

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Low-profile solitaire in palladium 950

This is a low profile version of my solitaire engagement ring. It’s super simple compared to the carving craziness I usually create, but I really love this sleek little design. This one is made of Palladium 950 and has a 5.5mm moissanite stone. I just added it to my Etsy shop.

Low-profile solitaire in palladium 950

Many more images after the jump…
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ginkgo eternity rings

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

14K white gold ginkgo ring with green diamond

Just some images of my standard ginkgo band with some added stones. This is a little green diamond; 14K white gold.

14K ginkgo ring with fancy color sapphires

This is another I did using fancy color sapphires (and one green diamond) in 14K yellow gold. More photos after the jump..

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mabe pearl solitaire

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Carved leaf motif; 18K and mabe pearl solitaire

I’m so happy with how this ring turned out. This one was made using 18K white gold and showcases a 9mm mabe pearl.

Carved leaf motif; 18K and mabe pearl solitaire

As usual, I took a LOT of photos… (more…)

peacock ring all dressed up

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Peacock ring with half carat diamond, sapphires and emeralds

This ring is something of a collaboration between Kenn Kushner (a jeweler out of Syracuse, NY) and me. I tailored my peacock ring with a half carat bezel on top, made the ring in 18K white gold, then sent it to Kenn to adorn with with the sparkly stuff for his client. He set the 1/2 carat diamond in the top, then channel-set some bright little sapphires and emeralds in the feather barbs.

Needless to say, I’m totally impressed. It looks spectacular!

sneak peek

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

18K snake ring underside

Just a quick sneak peek a new piece I’m working on for me for the shop. (This is the bottom of the ring.) I am still waiting to buy the stone for it; I am thinking a ruby would be suitable. The red color with the 18K gold seems to work really well.

giant kelp ring

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Hand-carved giant kelp ring; 14K white gold

I carved this for an awesome friend of mine who is a marine biologist. She and her husband have spent a lot of time in and around the ocean (we actually met them while traveling on sailboats in Mexico) and the giant kelp forest was pretty much perfect to adapt to a ring motif. [14K white gold]

Giant kelp forest photo by Tobias Bernhard

Giant kelp forest photo by Dave Fleetham

Many more photos after the break… (more…)

leaf-motif solitaire

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

18K leaf-motif solitaire

This is a modified version of my Tahitian pearl ring made to accommodate a 6.5mm blast of glittery deliciousness! I don’t often get to work with larger stones—1/2 carat to 3/4 carat sizes are by far the most popular in my experience—so this was especially exciting to make. (18K yellow gold)

Many more images to follow…
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