This is the final cross made out of diamond and gold jewelry from a customer's mother who has passed on. This was very special and sentimental to me. His wife was even able to provide me with a sample of his mother's handwriting so I could personalize an engraving on the back of the pendant. So awesome to be a part of this project.
This was a fun project. We incorporated stones from several personal friend/relatives of my client and turned out a very pretty ring for him to give as a special gift.
These are very cute stacking mother's/grandmother's rings. I made these as a request for my aunt. Each child/grandchild and their birthstone. I flush/gypsy set the stones and hand engraved the names on to the rings. These are about 3mm in width and stack nicely.
I used the customer's old gold and diamonds to redesign and create this one-of-a-kind piece. The bezel is 14K white gold around the larger diamond. I am happy with the final result.
This was a super-fun project. We made some significant changes from the original ring and it turned out great. I really love how the eyes look dark, but catch the red highlights out in the sun.
This was a custom design by my client. He had very specific instructions on the stones and the final settings of these beautiful moissanites. I'm happy with the outcome and it seriously challenged my engraving and stone setting skills.
This stone is BIG! I really love how the gentle taper helps keep this stone front and center on her finger. I am impressed with the quality of the moissanites created by Charles & Colvard.
The final finished turkey spurs. One gets the left and the other gets the right. I sure hope they love them. They're a special gift.
A dear friend of mine reached out for a special gift for his wife's birthday. She's Native American so i came up with something to reflect her style and her heritage a bit. She loves it and I'm really happy with the way it ended up.
This ring was originally filled with diamonds. My client used the diamonds to create a custom pendant for his girlfriend and we decided to add this 8mm round white sapphire to the top with the remaining gold. I added the sterling silver cigar band around the top and stippled both the band and the gypsy setting to give it a nice stardust effect.
This is a 10 x 12mm yellow labradorite bezel set in sterling silver. I realy love how BIG this stone is!
My lovely client Beverly has a tiny little finger. We sized and set a 10 x 8mm oval white sapphire in a sterling silver step bezel ring just for her. She loves it and it fit perfectly!
My lady biker friend Connie really wanted something to represent her Honda motorcycle in a pendant. She explained it was difficult to find anything Honda related in jewelry stores. So, we came up with the idea to do something similar to a ring her man wears. Instead of making something bulky and full of testosterone, we opted for this little feminine nod to Honda. She loves it and I've already had requests to make some related to Harley-Davidson and Indian. So, on to the next project.
This project was a lot of fun. My client had broken the diamond top off of a ring her boyfriend had given her and wanted something a little lower profile, but just as beautiful. So, I shortened the prongs on the setting, cast a custom band and set the old topper upon a new ring. She loves it and won't take it off! It makes me happy!
Seth wanted to make something special for his girlfriend, now fiancee, Amanda! He designed and picked out the stone and I did my best to give his design life. It's 14K white gold with hand engraved Celtic knot work and vine work. This project truly humbled me and I was honored to have been a part of their special day.
I can post this now because he's already proposed!
This beautiful couple sent me a copy of the wedding shots of the custom wedding bands I made for their special day. They look wonderful and I'm so happy to have been a part of their special day. Thank you so much Mike & Vicki. xoxoxo
These gorgeous sterling silver rings were custom made for a lovely couple for their wedding day. They are sterling silver with a hand engraved love poem. His ring contains the first two stanzas of the poem and hers the last two stanzas. I love how they turned out and my happy couple were wed on Halloween 2015 with these lovelies!
This bangle is made from 14g sterling silver wire. Each piece was cut, textured, soldered and formed one-by-one and intertwined to create this great, bold piece. I loved doing this piece and in particular, liked the challenge of getting the sizing right.
These gorgeous rubies were one of my very first custom project requests. A friend of mine had these rubies from her Grandmother and wanted something she could wear on special occasions. So, I got out my torch and the sterling silver and set these rubies in earrings for her. This was more than 7 years ago, so my skills have definitely improved since then. I see lots of things I would do differently today, but I still love how these came out.
These were custom made for me! Yes, I said me! I wanted a new pair of earrings to go with a ring I was sampling and just had to make these. Plus, I'm obsessed with purple and I had the 3mm cubic zirconia stones in lavender and thought they'd be the perfect Spring accessory.
These were handmade for my lovely Aunt Dawn in San Diego. First, I textured the bangles and polished them to a matte finish. Then, I plated them with a gold nano ceramic e-coating and will not tarnish. These are made to order to fit your hand.
This sure was great to make! I was commissioned by my good friend Kendra to make something special for her husband Marty for Christmas. He loves Clemson and needed a new belt. So... my husband and I collaborated on this project. I created the model for the tiger paw belt buckle using the ancient technique of chasing & repousse.
These were custom made for a new friend of mine, Doug... Actually for his wife, but he's the one who commissioned them. They are sterling silver and post earrings. She loves them!
This beauty was commissioned by my lovely Aunt Dawn. I incorporated her love for gardening, bling and simple beauty. I hand engraved the flower and flush set the 4mm Swarovski crystal zircon. I just love it!
These were so much fun to make! I carved the pistols in wax and cast them in sterling silver using the lost wax casting process. The entire process took 4 days to get the final earrings made, but it was well worth it.
These were commissioned by my Grandma Barbara for all of the girl grand-babies. She wanted something unique to each but similar so I thought the monograms were perfect.
This piece was commissioned for a christening of a newborn baby girl. I hand selected the crucifix from a gentleman in Florida who used a mold from his priest's crucifix to create this gorgeous, sacred piece.
Each crystal is wrapped by hand with sterling silver in accordance with a Dominican Rosary.