Showing posts with label custom designed jewelry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label custom designed jewelry. Show all posts

Friday, October 25, 2013

Fusion Murex Shell and Sea Fan Coral Ring




Fusion Shell and Sea Fan Coral Ring
A Murex Shell with Sea Fan Coral fused into the design now becomes part of my Fusion Collection.

I hand sculpted the shell in jewelers wax and then carefully carved out the sea fan coral as though the two were meant to be together.

Made-to-Order - Please allow 3-4 weeks to ship.

Note: This is one of my high-end adjustable rings but before it ships, I will set the ring in your size.

Materials: Sterling Silver
Finished: Polished and Oxidized
Item Number: DV-FSR-SS
Price: $300.00

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sterling Silver Ginkgo Ring with Seeds

Ginkgo Ring

Sterling Silver Ginkgo Ring with Seeds

I'm wearing this one as I write, It's Super Unique!

When I sat down to sculpt this ring, I download a lot of pictures of Ginkgo leaves and what I noticed about the leaves is that they are in clusters and they have the coolest seeds. So I sculpted three leaves and then added three seeds as a center piece for the ring. I put a satin finish on the leaves and then put a high polish on the seeds, which now look like little silver pearls.

One each side of the ring, I sculpted six very small Ginkgo leaves and added three leaves to each side of the ring shank. This ring came together beautifully, can't wait to make another one.

Also, we use a tarnish resistance sterling casting grains when we cast my pieces, they call this De-Oxidized 92.5 Sterling Silver, it's a bit more pricey but you'll love the non-resistance feature.

$149.00



Materials: 92.5 Sterling Silver
Finish: High Polished and Satin Finish
Size: little over an 11/8" wide x 7/8" wide
Current Size is 7.5

Please specify your ring size when ordering and allow 10 days to ship.






Monday, May 21, 2012

Fan Coral & Starfish Pendant



Fan Coral Pendant

This is a pretty awesome piece because when I sculpted the wax, I really tried to get the depth and the texture into the fan coral plus a little sculpted Starfish just laying on the coral.

I love texture on jewelry, this is why I choose to be a lost wax artist...the wax allows me to mimic what nature gives me before I cast my jewelry.
Materials: Solid 14k Yellow Gold Starfish, Sterling Silver Fan Coral
Pendant Size: Fan Coral - 1 3/4" High

Monday, October 17, 2011

A Wedding Gift for Kathy & Wynne - Completed!


Completed!
Both matching pendants came out beautifully!




I love these kind of e-mails...

...We saw some of your work at the Neptune Festival in Virginia Beach. It's very impressive and beautiful. We are interested in getting custom wedding rings. Since your work is so true to nature, we're hoping you can come up with a design for us.

Their ideas...

We want a design based on two trees with their branches growing together. It's based on a story in mythology about Baucis and Philemon. We can't quite picture how this can be turned into a ring, but maybe you can. If we can't get a design we like for rings, we would consider pendants.

Here was my suggestion...

...One side of the tree is 14k Yellow Gold and the other tree,
opposite side of the ring is another sculpted tree in White Gold.
Both tree's limbs come together at the top.
Yellow Gold and White Gold limbs intertwine.
Due to my design being so wide, it would work for Wynne but not for Kathy, so we are heading back to the drawing board, which I love and start sketching on a new his & her pendant design based on the two trees.

Here is one of two Ideas...

"TreeHearts"

I have another totally different idea...I'll sketch this one tomorrow.

"TreeHeart 2"
Now don't judge this piece on my sketch...sculpted in 3-D, this piece as well as the double pendants above
will look as if I carved the tree and dipped it in gold & silver.


...and this is what I Sculpt.

One tree will be cast in 14k yellow gold and the other side
cast in 14k white gold. The oval would look good in
either Yellow or White Gold.

...and this is my inspiration tree outside my dad's studio in Cornelius, NC


Yep, that's Lake Nornam
waters down about 4'




Thursday, September 16, 2010



I've just started on this piece but it is turning out to be just too cool!

This was my brain thoughts when my husband told me that we really needed to add a man's line to our collections.
First: sculpted wood-like cuff with a fishing hook stuck in it....had to cut fishing line. Second: Hook and a lure stuck in wood cuff. Third: Kill the wood...hook, anchor cuff design. Fourth: Vintage anchor, no hook. Fifth: Really cool vintage anchor, found the KILLICK!
That's it...high five!!!!

Some of you may know what a Killick is but for those who don't...it's a small anchor, especially one made with a stone in a wooden frame.

There are many versions of a killick but this one was pretty awesome and a no-brainier for a piece of jewelry. It will have a stone, we are working on that one.

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Monday, June 29, 2009

New Lemon Quartz Vine Design



I have been sitting on this stone for a while now but the design finally hit me while in Winston-Salem at a convention. It was the perfect stone for trying out my new Vine Design.

I'm not particular fond of the tradition straight line settings that most stones sit in...especially since I don't care for straight lines in the first place.
My father has always told me that nothing in nature grows straight, so I sculpted this ring as if the vines were holding the ring up and my leaves were holding the stone down.

Well I'm happy to say...I'll probably never go back to a straight setting again. I think it came out beautiful...


Vine Setting

Laser Cut Lemon Quartz