Tuesday, November 21, 2006

yay! shaker pendants everywhere!!!

I have a friend that's opening a jewelry store on December 1st (when I have the information about the shop, I'll share) and she wants some of my stuff for her inventory... so I decided to make a few shaker pendants.

But these ones are fun... they have different stones, sizes, shapes, and tones... how lovely!!!

The red one has Spinels, Rubies, Pink Sapphires, Orange Sapphires, Yellow Sapphires and Pink Tourmalines.

The green one has Green Tourmalines, Yellow Tourmalines, Green Sapphires, Yellow Sapphires, Tsavorites, Emeralds, and one big phat Peridot.

The blue one has Blue Sapphires, Topaz, Aquamarines and Blue Apetite.

They are all in sterling silver mat bezels. Again... aren't they lovely!!!

my NEW mac book pro

OH MY GOD! i have never bought anything soooo sweet!!! so i thought i would document the unveiling...

isn't it beautiful???

Saturday, November 18, 2006

forged silver bracelet

this is a forged sterling silver bracelet... you start off with a round wire and forge (hammer) out the metal in different directions. lovely, isn't it?

platinum/travorite ring...

Well... I know it's been a few days since I posted, but just been swamped!

This ring was designed around a piece of artwork that the client sent me when we started discussing ideas. The sculpture is Noguchi's Folded Torso...

But here are a few of the finished photos...

The ring is made out of .9010 Platinum Irridium with a tsavorite (aka, green garnet.)

Thursday, November 09, 2006

it's a bee... it's a snail... it's...

Okay... so it's going to be cast into a big fat sterling silver bee when it's done. But it is sooo cute!!!

Basically, right now it looks like a snail with a crown...
But once my little buddy here gets a pair of wings (made out of sterling silver mesh) and some legs... this is more what she'll look like...

Friday, November 03, 2006

engagement ring wax

Sometimes it's better to fabricate a piece out of wax and not in the metal. The final piece will be platinum... but because of the design, there are a good amount of angles (a concave V section in the ring shank and in the head) and if I made it out of the platinum initially, there would be a great deal of waste.

So... I thought I'd show a few of the steps in how I'm making this ring...

Okay... first I turned the basic ring shank and head on a lathe...

Here are the 2 main pieces. This is after I turned them, added in details, and 'polished' the waxes...

And here are a few views all put together before I send it out for casting.

I'll post a few more images when I have it cast... and when it's finished!
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