Monday, April 27, 2009

Bridal Expo

Yesterday was an exhibitioner at the Guilded Bride Boutique Expo. While it was a beautiful day, it was slightly too beautiful. Unfortunately it kept most of the potential clients from coming in... well, the sunshine and the Greek parade that shut down the surrounding streets. But I did have a couple bites... and if I get 1 custom job out of it, I'll be happy!

But it was great for connecting with other vendors and preparing for another show next weekend. It's the CT EcoChic Wedding and Home Show. It's this coming Saturday, May 2nd, from noon to 4 in Stamford. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

I thought this flower ring was the perfect piece to be working on today... Earth Day. Basically, this ring was fabricated out of 100% recycled metal and will hold a family diamond. This is the perfect example of a cool way to recycle precious materials.

The setting is 14K Palladium white gold holding a 1/2 ct family diamond in a modified bezel. There will be orange sapphires bead set on the 'leaves' of this flower shaped ring.

Honestly, this is the most whimsical ring I have ever made. These are just a couple quick photos... but it gives you an idea!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Baguette Band design

So much stuff to blog about, so little time! But here's a new wedding band design to tide you over! I will have 4.5 x 3 mm baguette diamonds set the long way... 5 in total.

The diamonds are .3 ct each, so will total approximately 1.5 cts. They will be set in platinum.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wedding Band Season

We're entering the time of year I lovingly refer to as 'Wedding Band Season!' With spring, summer and early fall the wedding season in NE, we're in the throws of preparing for them!

Here is a quick shot of a set I finished today. The woman's band is 18K White gold and has 7 flush set sapphires of various sizes and tones of purple. The gent's band is palladium with a single purple sapphire flush set on the inside.

There will be plenty of wedding band photos to come!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Guilded Bride

If life wasn't insane enough, I decided to try my hand at a exhibiting at boutique bridal shows!

There will be three over the next 3 months... but the first is the Guilded Bride. It is going to be held at the Algonquin Club on Newbury Street on April 26, 2009.

If you would like to go, get a ticket ahead of time... only $5! And they will only be allowing the attendance to only 500 guests, so buy a ticket early. Click here to get a ticket.

Let me know if you'll be attending! Would love to see you all!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

little birdie, part deux!

I made a sweet little Sterling Silver and Sapphire birdie necklace.

The birdie is cut out of silver sheet with a sapphire briolette hanging from their beak. Then on the back of the chain is a removable extra 3" with 7 briolette to hang down the back.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

more to come...

Just a quick update.

I have a ton of stuff to post... but it's going to be a few more days. I need to do all of the annoying stuff like 2008 taxes, quarterly sales taxes, work... and getting my mri and xrays in order. I need knee surgery... wee!

But I will fill you in on everything... all in due time.
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