Thursday, April 3, 2014

Beautiful Rose Wedding Band Set...


Just to give a little preview of a wedding ring I'm sculpting for a new bride. It will be cast in Rose Gold with a 1 carat diamond. The bands will have leaves on them and possibly small scattered diamonds on the petals to represent tiny rain drops.One thing I have learned about sculpting roses is that when you take away the very top of the rose and replace it with a diamond, you have too work super hard on the lower petals to capture that iconic rose look...that's not easy to do but I know my OCD will kick in and it won't leave my bench until I'm happy with it.                                                                                                                                                             More photos later...                                                                         



Saturday, March 29, 2014

My Bamboo Collection is making a comeback!

Wide Bamboo Cuff
Yep! I'm bringing back my Bamboo Collections.

I'll start with the popular Wide Bamboo Cuff in Sterling Silver and then go to the small Bamboo Cuff (shown) Earrings and Ring.

Small Bamboo Cuff available in All Sterling Silver and
Sterling Silver with a 14k Yellow Gold Bamboo Leaf


I'm also starting on a wide Bamboo Ring in Sterling Silver with 14k Yellow Gold Bamboo Leaves on each side with an option 6.5mm Princess Cut (square) Peridot Gemstone.

In the works!






Friday, March 21, 2014

Tuttle...My New Loggerhead Turtle Pendant

I would like to introduce Tuttle!


Tuttle, new loggerhead turtle pendant.


Measurements are 1 3/8" long by 1 3/4" wide


For more information about Tuttle, please email me at 


Thanks for looking!
Dawn

Tree Frog Ring - It's so cute!

I was asked by Lori to create an adorable tree frog ring based on the story below:

Tree Frog Ring

I call my 2.5 yr old daughter my little tree frog - and I would love something to remind of how she would cling to me when she was little when she is out too late when she is 17 - (planning early here!)

Thanks so much 
Lori

This just tugged at my heart but at the same time I was so jealous I hadn't thought of this design myself. It's so adorable...only the fingers of the tree frog could pull off this cool idea. New pictures soon once cast in Sterling Silver.


Thursday, March 13, 2014

My First "People" David's Anniversary Gift...


I have never thought about sculpting people until this job came across my desk. I saw the sketch my customer gave me and it just spoke to me. I knew if I was going to get the opportunity to sculpt people...this was it. 

I went back in fourth with the detail issue, how much was needed? Should there be eyes, ears and fingers? So I decided to just start building the wax model and hopefully, it would hit me at some point how much detail was needed.

 
Well this is what I have learned...No, you don't need eyes to show feeling. A simple turn of the head, their arms embarrassing each other, her leg lifting up can all say "I love you"

 



Their hands blend into each others body becoming one.


The finished piece will be cast in bronze, polished and possibly antiqued.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cattleya Orchid Pendant with a Natural Freshwater Pearl

Susan Fender Cattleya Orchid Pendant with 
a 6.7mm Freshwater Pearl

Enhancer Bail: Open and Close Bail


Cattleya Orchid Pendant with a 6.7mm Natural Color Freshwater Pearl

Chain not Included.

Materials: Sterling Silver
Width: 1 3/8" x 1.50" High

$214.00



Shipping & Insurance Included

Monday, March 10, 2014

David's Gift to Susan...a beautiful Cattleya Orchid Necklace.

Completed!





 I have the privilege and the approval to post the Cattleya Hawaiian Wedding Song Necklace below being sculpted...

Once sculpted from wax, the necklace will be cast in solid Sterling Silver and 14k Yellow Gold. I have already decided that I have some tweaking to do on the bud placement, but that's the great thing about sketches...it's a place to start.

I will be posting my wax updates here, and I hope it's will be exciting to see the piece being made, I know I get excited seeing something going from a sketch to a three dimensional necklace.

Quick Photo before casting this beautiful necklace for Susan!

Casting Completed...


Raw Castings, unpolished at this time.



14K Solid Gold Orchid Buds...these turned out beautiful, actually everything turned out beautiful.



Monday, March 3, 2014

New Phalaenopsis Necklace in the making...

New Phalaenopsis Orchid Necklace
New Asymmetrical Orchid Necklace is in the works.

I will be starting this necklace in
about two weeks. I want this piece to be super comfy and a bit smaller than my typical Phalaenopsis Orchid in the past.

New Cattleya Orchid Necklace


Cattleya V Necklace in Sterling Silver, Antiqued




Cattleya "V" Orchid Sketch


Cattleya sculpted in wax



Cast in Sterling Silver (unpolished)

The Cattleya orchid necklace is still in the rough, it was just recently cast but this piece will be available in all sterling silver or sterling silver with a touch of 14k yellow gold.

The finish will be a high polished or antiqued with a chain included as shown above.
Size: 3.5 Tall by 2.5" wide

Please email me if you are interested in this piece using the Contact form on the right.
Please identify piece as: Cattleya "V" Necklace.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fusion Murex Shell Cuff Bracelet

New Fusion Collection Cuff Bracelet


Half Sea Fan Coral and half Murex Shell





Earring, Necklace and Ring will be introduced this spring,
please send me a message if you would like to know where you can purchase this piece.
dawnvertrees@gmail.com

Please send using "Fusion Murex Shell Cuff"