ouroboros & pacific NW wedding bands

January 24th, 2017

Hand-carved ouroboros + Pacific NW wedding bands, platinum

A hand-carved ouroboros wedding band for him, and for her, a Pacific Northwest forest band with trilliums, ferns, and one teeny little snake peeking out. Platinum 950.

Hand-carved ouroboros + Pacific NW wedding bands, platinum

She was generally less interested in having a giant snake around her finger, but they wanted a hint of continuity between the two bands, so the little snake amongst the foliage was the answer. Of course, I am always happy to carve a snake on a ring, whenever needed.

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rose-cut diamond rosy solitaire

January 20th, 2017

Hand-carved rose solitaire with rose-cut diamond, 18K

My Rosy Solitaire in 18K yellow gold with a ~6mm rose-cut diamond!

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wild rose heart solitaire

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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LAST CHANCE: Christmas 2016 + SALE!!

December 17th, 2016

hand-carved 18K gold & pearl pendants, rings

Hi all! Just a quick note that I can still ship ready-to-wear pieces by Tuesday, Dec. 20th and have them arrive in time for Christmas. Pics above are pieces I have on hand and can ship immediately. Send me an email (cheyenneweil@gmail.com) for pricing, OR visit my Etsy page, as many of them are listed here with lots of photos.

I have a handful of studio sample pieces I’ve decided to sell (the rings above, mostly), which will be 20% off. I’ll list them separately below after the click. All are ready-to-wear and can be shipped immediately. Read the rest of this entry »

peacock feather pendant

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

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

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

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!

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

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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