Sunday, February 26, 2012

Some new work

It's been a while since I updated this blog, I've been working on some pieces I'd like to share with you:

This is a 14Kt. pendant I made, the center is ivory. I engraved the ivory and blackened the engraving, much like scrimshaw.

This is the piece of ivory before I made the pendant for it. It is 21mm in diameter.

This is a coat of arms, or family crest, this is carved on an old piano key my brother Colin gave me. I'm pleased with these ivory pieces but I've still got a long way to go, practice, practice, practice.

This is a platinum diamond ring I recently finished.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Audemars Piguet Coin Wrist Watch

This is a little complicated: A client of mine had a very unusual timepiece, a $20 gold coin that was milled out and had a gold watch movement inside it. This was made by Audemars Piguet, a very fine Swiss watchmaking company. It had a secret latch and hinge that sprung open to reveal the watch inside, when closed, it appeared to be a simple gold coin.
This is where it got complicated, my client wanted to wear this coin as a wristwatch. This meant that a frame had to be made to hold the coin, and it would need another latch to activate the secret latch. The coin must also be removable from the frame.
The buckle for the watch was also hand made from 18Kt yellow and rose colored gold. This style of buckle is known as a "deployment" buckle.
As you can see, when assembled, the face of the coin flipped open to reveal the watch inside.

Friday, May 29, 2009

18Kt. Cabochon Amethyst ring

About time I updated my jewelry blog, this is a ring I made for my wife a few years ago. One of my favorites. It is the sister stone to the Amethyst in the medieval ring pictured below. I bought them as a pair, originally to make earrings.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Pretty 18Kt Cultured Pearl ring set with diamonds. The Pearl sits on a base that is paved with small diamonds, the shoulders of the ring are also pave set with diamonds.

A customer brought me a photo of medieval ring to reproduce, I liked it so much I made a copy of it for myself using this beautiful Cabochan Amythest I had. It is 18Kt gold and entirely hand made, this medieval design style is becoming quite popular.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sand Dollar Earrings

Interesting project, we had some sand dollars on our deck rail that were broken by some creature during the night last summer, inside the sand dollar was a natural five pointed star, (pictured here in white) as perfect as only nature could make. I was so taken by this that I copied the design in gold and made earrings set with white and black pearls as well as various colored stones, Amethyst and pink Tourmaline.

A couple of additions to the Celtic Knot collection, one set with a Cabochon Amethyst and the other with a Rhodalite Garnet (Now in the private collection of Ann Watt)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Group of Celtic Knot rings

Here is a group of Celtic Knot Rings, I am still adding to this collection.

Pretty Earrings

I haven't updated my blog in quite a while, here are some pretty little earrings, Pearl and Diamond, Cabochon Amethyst, Green Tourmaline and Pink Tourmaline, All set in 18 Kt. Yellow Gold