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Monday, April 27, 2015

Custom Octopus & Seahorse Champagne Flute Photo

Just beautiful...


Claysie & Dan Wedding Day

...a beautiful couple from Charlotte, North Carolina

Thank you for the Photo!



Claysie & Dan have allowed me to reproduce her beautiful Champagne  
Glasses. You can find them in my Etsy Shop, just click on the link.



Friday, April 24, 2015

Charlotte Observer - Silver & Gold, Stones & Wax



What an Honor!

I was blown away when my Mom called and said, You made it on the front page of Charlotte Style!  I was in the studio and hadn't made it out that day but once my husband came home, he was carrying a small stack of Newspapers....you could tell, he was beaming with pride. He has so much confidence in my work, LOL...probably more than I do.

It was so important for me to come back to NC to make my jewelry and then to be recognized this way, it's an amazing feeling.

I can't thank Olivia Fortson (writer) and Kiran Dodeja Smith (photographer) for visiting my studio and getting to know me and my work...what awesome people to meet.

I ofter kid around with people that I wear bunny slippers to work but Olivia was right, I actually curl up my legs in my chair looking at my mandrel, visualizing my next project, and yes...barefoot and very happy with my job.

THANK YOU CHARLOTTE, NC!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New Stones being added to my new Leaf and Twig Ring Collection


Imperial Precious Topaz Gemstone (not a terminated crystal)
Weight: 3.7 grams/ 18.5 carats
Dimensions (mm): 12 x 10 x 7
Dimensions (inches): .5 x .4 x .28
Origin: from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
100% natural, not enhanced


                  
Morganite   
Piece: 6
Total Weight: 31.82 carats
Size: Length around 11 to 15 mm
Shape: Rough, Uncut, Raw
Clarity: Transparent, Translucent
Color: Pink, Champagne, Peach
Hardness (Mohs scale): 7.5 - 8
Treatment: None


Amethyst Natural Crystal Point
Raw Gemstone - Undrilled
This listing is for the crystal shown in these pictures.
Dimensions are approximate. 22 mm x 10 mm at its widest.




Genuine Raw Peridot
Rough Cut - UnDrilled (no hole)
Approximate size: 12 mm - 15 mm
20.0 Ct
Each nugget is unique and varies slightly in size and shape
This listing is for the 3 nuggets shown in these pictures.
August Birthstone
San Carlos, Arizona


Amethyst Natural Crystal Point
Raw Gemstone - Undrilled - No Hole.
This listing is for the two crystals shown in these pictures.
Dimensions are approximate. 28-30 mm x 10 mm x 8 mm
Please see photo with dime size comparison.

Genuine Raw Peridot
Rough Faceted Cut - UnDrilled (no hole)
Approximate size: 11 mm x 9 mm
7 Ct
August Birthstone
Very Nice Nugget!!





Tangerine Quartz Natural Crystal
7.6 grams
Approximately 26 mm x 13 mm at its widest
Origin: Brazil







Amethyst Natural Crystal Point
Raw Gemstone - Undrilled - No Hole.
This listing is for the two crystals shown in these pictures.
Dimensions are approximate. 28-30 mm x 10 mm x 8 mm
Please see photo with dime size comparison.





Ruby
Rough Irregular Cut Nugget.
Approximate size: 14 mm x 16 mm x 11 mm.
6.4 Grams.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Raw Uncut Leaf and Twig Amethyst Ring

Leaf & Twig Raw Uncut Amethyst Ring in Sterling Silver, One of a Kind Ring


Delicate hand sculpted Leaf and Twig design holding this beautiful Amethyst I found on a road trip to Hiddenite, North Carolina.


I hand sculpted this ring in wax and then cast in Sterling Silver using the lost wax casting process. Additional rings in wax can be viewed at: www.dawnvertrees.com


Size: 8 (can be sized between 7-9)
Material: 92.5 Sterling Silver
Gemstone: 10mm x 29mm x 8mm (depth)
Shipping: Free 1-3 Day USPS Priority Shipping & International Priority Shipping

I do have additional gemstones and can create another one of a kind piece if you need a different size.



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Men's Leaf & Twig Wedding Bands

Men's Leaf and Twig Wedding Bands
I just completed 4 wax models of the new Leaf & Twig Bands for Men/or Women.
Sizes are 11, 10, 9, 8  but custom sizes can be requested in 1/2 and 1/4 sizes.

Each ring is custom made for the groom.

Available in Sterling Silver & 14k Gold




Saturday, April 11, 2015

Leaf and Twig Aquamarine Ring

This Aquamarine is 12.5mm x 10mm x 5mm which screamed creating a low profile ring-band type ring. 
I added 6 hand sculpted leaves, four used as post and two in the front and back to create a round look to the setting. This is going to be one of those great everyday rings.

Raw Uncut Aquamarine Gemstone
Mohs Scale: 7.5 to 8
12.5mm x 10mm x 5mm (depth)
At this time, it's a size 7.25 but can be sized before casting.
Cast in Sterling Silver $295
Free US Shipping







Imperial Topaz Leaf and Twig Ring

I may not give this one up.

Number 1 Reason...Topaz is my birthstone plus I have ditched the typical prong concept and use my leaves as prongs which allow this design to be totally organic. Everything has a natural organic look, from the uncut raw imperial topaz stone to sculpting the ring to mimic Twigs, stems and leaves...just beautiful.

This ring will be cast in 14k White Gold
Uncut 9mm x 12mm Imperial Topaz
Mohs Scale: 8
Current size is 6 3/4 but can be resized prior to casting.
$525.00
Free US Shipping






Leaf, Twig, Aquamarine and Tourmaline Gemstone Ring

While my Amethyst Ring is being made, I've been working on a few more rings for men & women.

This is a Leaf & Twig design wax model ready to cast. It has a 18mm x 8mm curved Aquamarine Stone that just sparkles. The stone actually is curved which lead me to create this design. 

Mohs scale (diamonds being 10) is a 7.5 to 8 out of 10 which is awesome for this ring because I did not create a typical setting which is not typical of me nor is have the sides of the ring being identical. 

At this time, it's a size 13 but can be sized before casting.
Cast in Sterling Silver $520
Free US Shipping





While in the same mode, below I have sculpted a women's Leaf & Twig Ring with a
raw crystal 15mm x 6mm Blue Tourmaline with a Mohs Scale of 7-7.5

At this time, it's a size 8 but can be sized before casting.
Cast in Sterling Silver $295
Free US Shipping







For more information you can use the Contact form to the top right of my 
blog or you can email me at: dawnvertrees@gmail.com

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Hand Sculpted Dolphin Wine Charm cast in White Bronze







I can not take all of the credit for creating the ultimate wine charm. Claysie, an artist herself wanted to create a removeable charm that wrapped around the stem of a wine glass. She loves the ocean so we started with the Dolphin...who doesn't love dolphins? Claysie's next challenge for me...a Sailfish that will also wrap around the stem of a wine glass.

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To clean the glass, simply twirl the dolphin off. 


Materials: White Bronze
Size: 2 tall x 1 1/4" wide
Fit most stemmed glasses including champagne, wine, martini, and cordial.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Going Organic...I'm getting back to my roots, leaves, twigs and branches.


When I started developing my style 7 years ago, I was into nature. I was living in South Florida and couldn't stop looking at the Banyan Tree, they were beautiful. Beautiful glossy leaves that clustered together and those amazing roots...Once the roots get to the ground, they soak up nutrients and grow faster and thicker. They cover the trunk of the host tree, and their leaves and branches in the canopy block the light from the host. Lacking enough nutrition and light, the host tree eventually dies. Its wood is destroyed by beetles,termites and fungi. Only the hollow space inside the banyan remains. The banyan roots make a huge cylinder, and it stands up perfectly well....what an amazing tree.

As for the Stones...It wasn't until I ran across a site that sold raw, uncut natural stones and the vision came to life.

I wanted that stone to be embraced by nature, whether it's twigs, leaves, a fallen branch or the Banyan tree roots.  

And for this...I'm going ORGANIC again.
My druzy stone embraced by leaves and twigs.
Once cast, their will be an 18" chain attached to the edge of the curved branch.



28mm x 10mm Natural Uncut Amethyst Stone. 
Once completed it will b e cast in Sterling Silver and polished.