A cool custom mens wedding band was made today by folding the organic shaped silver sheet over a textured piece of copper. My friend Amy also came in and made herself a second ring with a beautiful Botswana agate stone!
I can finally write this post now that Bassil proposed to his girlfriend of 6 years! I got a call from him one day saying he wanted to do an engagement ring Todd Reed style and I held my breath for a moment. I LOVE Todd Reed’s jewelry. He does beautiful pieces and they look challenging even for me to do let alone someone who has never made jewelry before! So what did I say? Sure! Come on over, we can do that! Well, long story short, we drew up a design to incorporate things they both love and have collected in their 2 favorite places, the ocean in Hawaii and the Utah mountains. Bassil jumped in and got to work despite the fact that his big nubby fingers had a hard time trying to cut rocks, shells and sea glass into tiny little squares. After he got them cut and laid out he worked on carving the wax to set them in to. When it was all ready I sent the wax to the caster’s and when it was done I set the “stones” into the ring, gave it a brushed finished and I was so excited for him to see the finished masterpiece! When I handed him the ring he was speechless, he confessed his doubts about how it had looked when it was wax and then he got so excited at how beautiful it had turned out! I have to agree and I wish them all the love and happiness in the next chapter of their relationship!
The rings are cast, stones are set, they are all polished up and they look gorgeous! You can read about Joe and Whitney’s story here...
Whitney and Joe came in and we almost finished their wedding rings! Almost because the diamonds and rubies are being set as we speak! More photos to come!
Whitney and Joe have been in the studio making their wedding rings! It is exciting to see the ideas couples come up with for their bands and get to know them through the process. They have been fun to work with and their rings are going to be beautiful! After photos to come soon!
Zach and Hailey came and spent the evening making promise rings in the studio. He surprised her with the trip and she was excited at the idea of learning to make jewelry. They picked out their stones, Zach a black onyx and Hailey a howlite, and they got to work! Here are some photo's of their experience...
My friend and fellow Sundance Artist Joy wanted to make some wedding bands for some friends of hers and came and spent a few hours in the studio. I taught her how to carve the design into the wax and she created matching bands for the bride and groom. The design was at the request of the couple and was symbolic for them - mountains and a river. Joy created a simple but beautiful design and I am excited to see it cast into silver! Good Job Joy!
Silversmith and teacher of refined jewelry arts, basically that means I am obsessed with metal and passionate about teaching!