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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My name is Terry Walsh, I am a jeweler living in the mid coast region of Maine in the United States. I am also an avid flyfisher and fly tyer, I have two blogs, one fishing and one jewelry.I am originally from Dublin Ireland where I served an apprenticeship back in the 1960's. I have lived and worked in the US since 1971. I work primarily in 18Karat gold and Platinum. I hope you like my work.