Monday, June 29, 2009

Ghost Orchid Pendant

Just finished a small quantity of
Sterling Silver Ghost Orchids...finally!
Tomorrow, I'll add them to my website.
Thanks for waiting.

New Leaf Band

Blue Topaz Leaf Band
This ring is so comfortable...if I wasn't getting ready to design my own ring, this would be it!
I am also making this leafy ring using a 5mm round Citrine and purple Amethyst.

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

Monday, May 11, 2009

Florida Craftsmen, Inc.

I was just accepted into the Florida Craftsmen Gallery starting May 26th, 2009. We will be displaying 10 pieces in their gallery.

Florida Craftsmen, Inc.

501 Central Ave

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727.821.7391 Fax: 727.822.4294

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Jeannine's Lotus Ring...

5 am - Starting on Jeannine's ring.
7:12 am - coffeeeeeeee
8:56 am - Just finished the ring shank, just plain for now.
10:15 am - hungry, making a sandwich & pretty satisfied with petal design
11:45 am - making lotus petals.
12:59 - adding the petals to the ring.
1:15 pm- it's starting to take shape...looking good.
1:45 pm - making the 8mm setting

Did I mention that Jeannine is only a short drive away (15 min. max) and I bet she can't wait to see her ring plus I know she is wondering WHY I'm not posting any pictures???

2:36 pm - adding the surprise to the side of the ring shank. This idea is just too cool.

2:39 pm - fine tuning the petals.
After a bit of additional work to say the lease...whalla!

I'm a bit under the weather but I will be posting additional information about the Sunstone she choose to add to the center of her Lotus Flower.

Monday, May 4, 2009

The best of both worlds.

Although my designs are self explanatory...I have a lot to say about this design...but first, I have to add a few things to my website and then I'll be back.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


As you can see I'm getting ready to work on a few custom pieces.
This one is called "Kristi".

It's going to be an impressive ruby ring. Kristi wanted a ring based on one of my leaf bands which is a beautiful ring but for this stone I wanted to make it a special one-of-a-kind piece.


Thursday, April 30, 2009

New Dogwood Designs for Tammy

Being that one of these is going to go to Tammy once finished...I think I'll just
name the one she picks "Tammy" unless she has another idea.

I have two Teal Blue Quartz in my possession, one 14mm and the other is 15mm. Each will consist of silver (maybe palladium) & 14k yellow designs will change slightly, they always do once I start sculpting the wax but I'll do my best not to get carried away...I am pretty happy with the overall design, just hope Tammy is once she sees these.

It's Finished!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Mainsail Arts Festival

34th Annual Mainsail Arts Festival

What an exciting year!

I was awarded the "Awards of Excellence" at the 34th Annual Mainsail Arts Festival

St. Petersburg Times Newspaper Article

Houston AOS Spring Orchid Show - UPDATED


Well, this concept started with an idea that we might develop a special piece for the AOS Spring Show in Houston, Texas. The theme of this show is "Orchids Texas Style" and to me, this design says just that.

Dimensions: 1.5" high and very 3 dimensional.

Available in Gold/SS (as shown) and Sterling Silver 92.5

For more information, please click here to go to my website.