Monday, March 25, 2013

Leigh's Ring

Leigh commissioned me to make a ring for his daughter's upcoming grad. He had had a really good idea about what she wanted which always helps me out a lot! He came in with some pictures and an assortment of stones. He purchased some emeralds and rubies at an auction 30 years ago and wondered if we should use them. The stones were not the best quality, but I just love the idea of him having them well before he started a family and now having one go in his daughters ring. That is what I  think is so amazing about jewelry- the stories that go beyond the physical piece. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Dayle's ring

Dayle came to me with a bag of old gold jewelry and a list of projects she wanted. The most interesting thing to me was about her loot was the dozen sapphires that she had. Her sister owned a sapphire mine in Australia and had given her some beautiful green and yellow natural stones to use. The sapphire we chose to use for this ring was called 'Party'. I'm sure her sister named it that because it is so full of life and sparkle! 

Sondi's pendant

Sondi's parents had found this beautiful fire opal and wanted it put into a piece of jewelry for her 40th birthday. My first thought was to use a diamond on the top, but a garnet was such a great compliment to the opal. It just so happens to be January's birthstone too!

Welcome 2013!

It has been a while since I've blogged. Christmas rush keeps me busy and handling less custom work, and I'm really trying to get a handle on all of this social media stuff. I'm starting to use Facebook more and wondering if that's the way to go to reach more interested people.... any thoughts on that? There is only so much time when you have your own business and it's tough to know where to use any free non-design/creative time. Wish I had a really organized secretary sometimes. Maybe that will be my work resolution this year- Organize!