Saturday, December 12, 2009

What I have been up to...

A little display of my work over the last few months :)

Labradorite


Prehnite city ring


Chrysocolla earthling ring


Rutile Prehnite


Multi color Tigers Eye


Chrysocolla, agatized


Chrysocolla


Yellow Prehnite


Kyanite and Pyrite


Labradorite

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Custom Order Tiffany Stone

A nice big ol' Tiffany stone "spirit" ring that I did for a new customer!











Thursday, September 24, 2009

Man O' War Prehnite Pendant

Hey everybody!
I listed this pendant on etsy today and thought I would show some pics of the process.
Enjoy...

Rutile Green Prehnite Cab. Ready for the settin.


And the bezel soldered and ready to go.


So I decided to mess with some wire on this piece. I used 3 different guages, shaped them and then hammered them for some texture.


Just lining them up and changing the order to see what looks best.


Final layout before soldering.


And now they are soldered!


Shaped and trimmed up all nicey nice.


One more solder step to go.


Soldered, oxidized and ready to put a finish on it. Then set the stone!


All done :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Moms B day Ring - Sterling and Prehnite

One good thing about making silver is that I don't have to go to malls and stores to pick out a present for birthdays:P
Here is momz b day ring!


To make the seat for the bezel I melted some scrap silver into a hole in my soldering block.


Red hot!


Pretty raw at this point...


Shaped and ready to solder together


All soldered up


Cleaned up and purty


Oxidized with liver of sulfer and ready to add a final finish then set the stone


All done... Happy b day!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

From this to that - Sterling Multi Tiger Ring

I am working with some really nice stones now! They make the design process so much more enjoyable! Here are some photos from my latest creation process!

Here is the stone that I chose to work with :)


Getting ready to solder the bezel.


Soldered!


Cleaned up the bezel and added some wire.


Soldered the band on.


Finished soldering


Oxidized for the finish.

Finish has been added, ready to set.


Allllllll Done You like?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Browsing Etsy...

Just a few things that caught my eye while browsing Etsy!


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

SHOUT!

Creative with clay
Melissa Meman
ColtPixy
Seedlings

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Jessica Joslin – When beauty meets bone…

Featured Artist – Jessica Joslin

For those of you who have never laid eyes on Jessica’s work, you are about to be amazed.
Metal smiths prepare to be humbled. Sculptors, raise your jaws off the floor.
I am so inspired when looking at Jessica’s work that I don’t know quite what to do.
So I clear my head and go back to work hoping that the genius of such pieces as Ludwig, Lupe and Egon will rise to the surface of my own imagination… just a little bit.

Head over to Jessica's site to see more of her work!

Photo credit: © Jessica Joslin and courtesy of Lisa Sette Gallery