This was a very special project for special friends. He proposed! They love fairy tales, so the inside says, "you're my happily ever after" and the outside says, "true love's kiss" with the stone as the "o"! She loves it.
This is done with a process called reticulation. It makes wonderful textures on the silver using heat. The gemstone is a 6mm round aquamarine bezel set in sterling silver.
This is a custom order from a client. We took the old gold rings and pulled out the diamonds, melted the gold down and created a whole new ring and reset the diamonds.
This was a class project for my MFA program. We had to make something with gold accents and patina. I made this ring from sterling silver and used liver of sulfur at specific time and temperature intervals to create this color effect.
This is my midterm project for one of my MFA classes this semester. It's a brooch made with reticulation silver and 22K yellow gold. It's a symbol of the years I worked in a cubicle.
This pendant was created using the fusing process of miscellaneous materials around the bench. I put a liver of sulfur patina on the piece after all of the stones were set and the added prongs and bail were soldered in place.
First, I engraved a nautical star on a piece of steel and used it as a texture plate to roll my sterling silver over, creating a raised impression on the silver. I fused all of the parts together then added the Caribbean Blue Swarovski bicone dangle to offset the contrast.
This is a prototype for one of my engagement ring designs. I'm working on a series of styles for non-traditional gemstone engagement rings. I'm planning colored gemstones for the centers and will be offering these in sterling silver, white gold and yellow gold very soon.