Broke the blog when updating WordPress! That’s why everything is kind of weird in here.. Anyway, hopefully I’ll get it sorted back out and looking pretty again soon.
I was invited to participate in a photoshoot! I’ve never done one before, so all the action was super interesting for me. The videos were shot & assembled by Glitch Films.
The behind-the-scenes video is also really cool:
I’m even in it! I feel he captured my natural flailiness quite well.
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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
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.
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!
[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.
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.
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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.
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…
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.
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.
Many more images after the jump…
Just some images of my standard ginkgo band with some added stones. This is a little green diamond; 14K white gold.
This is another I did using fancy color sapphires (and one green diamond) in 14K yellow gold. More photos after the jump..
I’m so happy with how this ring turned out. This one was made using 18K white gold and showcases a 9mm mabe pearl.
As usual, I took a LOT of photos… Continue reading
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!