Friday, September 24, 2010

So you're enGAYged - Approved Vendor

I thought I would let readers, friends and customers know that since last week, ADZIA has been approved as a LGBT-friendly vendor at

Feel free to take a look at my vendor page. You can read reviews written by some of my same-sex customers.

Apart from using the site as a resource, you will also enjoy lots of fun engagement and wedding photos. So, don't be shy and visit

Swirly Wedding Band Variations II

And while I am working on a swirly wedding band for an etsy customer, I might as well post more pictures of additional modifications I have done. Shown here are three more versions, one involving a bezel set stone mounted on top of the band, with sapphires set in the swirls. As I keep receiving more request for customized versions of the swirly band, I will post pictures here!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Swirly Wedding Band Variations I

It's good to be back in blogging business after the summer break! One of my most popular items at the ADZIA etsy shop is this swirly, curly gold wedding band. I started out making the band in 14k white gold, but customers have increasingly been requesting their own custom version, which I think is really cool! Posted above are pictures of a few variations on my swirly wedding band.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Aquamarine Diamond Earrings

Here is my third set, out of five total, of dangle earrings. Each set of earrings features a pairing of two gemstones that complement each other. This set has gorgeous antique cushion cut aquamarines and round diamonds. The aquas are set in 14k white gold baskets that I have custom made. The baskets have a swirly, flower pattern on the side. The aquamarines measure 11.9 x 6.2 mm and have a total weight of 2.21 ct. The diamonds have a total weight of 0.24 ct. Additional images of this classy set can be seen here.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ruby Diamond Earrings

I haven't made earrings lately, so I have started working on five different sets of dangle earrings. Each set will be a pairing of two kinds of precious gemstones, set in either 14k white or yellow custom made bezels or baskets. The first pair, combining lemon citrines with rhodolite garnets, is now for sale at my shop. This second set pairs pear shaped rubies with diamonds, set in a custom 14k white gold basket. I have added extra detailing on the side walls of the basket. Three additional pair of earrings are on their way. The next one will have gorgeous aquamarine gemstones.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Etsy Treasury #6 - Tire Thread Band

Father's Day is fast approaching. In the US, we honor our dads and granddads on Sunday June 20. Some fellow etsians have started making lovely treasuries. The other day, my new tire thread band was selected for a treasury titled 'For the guys'. Have a look.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Daisy Wedding Band - Spring has arrived!

Out of my latest projects, I have picked this fun and flowery daisy band, which is a re-creation of a vintage ring. My customer, Ms Awesome had some doubts as to what version of the band would be better. I could either cast the ring in white gold with yellow daisies, or a yellow gold band with white daisies. You can see renders of the inversion here, and judge for yourself which one works best. Ms Awesome choose white gold daisies set in a yellow band. She also decided to leave the diamond out of it. I feel that she has made the right choice. Big thanks to Ms Awesome for posting my designs on

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Swirly Sapphire Ring

Hello everyone. I would love to share one my latest etsy commissions. Bekki was looking for an engagement ring that would match the setting and style of the location where her wedding ceremony will take place. She told me the ceremony will take place at a beach. So, I gave her some ideas to think about. I told her to write down all kind of words that she would associate with the word 'beach'. Words like wave, sand, sea, shell, surf, ocean, etc.

A couple days later, Bekki came up with this wonderful drawing of swirls that do bring to mind various elements of beach life. I then set out to incorporate her sketch into a matching ring design. Apart from a couple small bead like dots in between the waves, my ring design is almost identical to her drawing. I liked how I could shape the swirls so they would continue into the bezel of the blue ceylon sapphire. I have also added rhodium to make the 14k white gold darker, especially in between the swirls. Now, I hope Bekki will let me make a perfectly fitting and matching wedding band. I would be truly honored.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

London Calling - Peridot Sapphire Cocktail Ring

Lieveke, one of my most loyal customers, is located in London. After a double snake ring I had made for her, she contacted me regarding her new project: a glittery and sparkly free-form ring featuring a fancy cut peridot with over a hundred yellow sapphires. You can see additional images of this awesome cocktail ring here.
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cog Wheel Cufflinks

Miniature mechanical components always catch my attention. In some magical way, gears, cog wheels, pinions and prongs get each other to turn so that an instrument or device moves, ticks or buzzes. You will find these tiny fangs and differentials in abundance inside timepieces and movie cameras. But your bicycle or car has them just the same, only heavier and bigger in size.

I have made a pair of cog wheel cufflinks in solid sterling silver. Each cufflink measures 22 mm in diameter and is 3 mm thick which makes them very durable. I have removed any sharp edges, and have given them a smooth matte finish for maximum comfort. So, what are you guys waiting for? Time to shift to the next level and get going with a pair of gear cufflinks! The matching tie clip that I am working on will be ready soon!

Bolex Camera Pendant

When I was contacted by Nikki to build a replica of a Bolex 16 mm camera on a scale so it could be worn as a pendant, I immediately consulted with my husband. His background in filmmaking and his knowledge of classic movie cameras made him a useful partner for this project. (Hm, your husband as a 'useful partner', how often does that happen...?) I must say that he did rise to action and made sure I got all the tiny switches, knobs and dials right. It was also his idea to add the round Bolex Paillard logo on the side of the camera's body.

w 40 mm, h 35 mm, d 13 mm, 33 grams sterling silver, oxidation, high polish

The Bolex Paillard camera is made by Bolex International SA. Since the 1930's, this Swiss company has been manufacturing excellent motion picture cameras, lenses and accessories. The Bolex Paillard 16 mm film camera is one of the company's most revered models and is still very popular among professional, student and amateur moviemakers all around the world. Visit the company website here.
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Monday, April 12, 2010

Etsy Treasury #5 - Feather on the front page!

My white gold feather band with frosty finish was featured on the front page of today. Plenty of convos, emails and orders started coming in right after! This could very well be Etsy's 'thank you' gift for celebrating my shop's first anniversary. On April 5th last year, the ADZIA studio opened its virtual doors. It has been a wonderful first year with over 60 commissions for custom work. To see pictures of the many items I have custom made for Etsy customers, visit my 'Request Custom Item' page here.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Your Finger Print Band

From soul mates to fiancees, all would love the idea of wearing each other's finger print on each other's band. It is a unique way to keep your loved one close at hand. Always. And everywhere.

I can apply the thumb prints on both the inside and outside of your band. I am still experimenting with different finishes, such as additional engraving, oxidation, paint. Pictures of additional versions of my finger print bands will be posted here over the next couple of weeks.

Should you be interested to know how we can go about taking and applying your finger prints, as well as how much a set will cost, please contact me via email.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Scrabble Tile Cufflinks

Playing scrabble is good for you. And wearing scrabble cufflinks will only add to the fun. I have made custom frames to house original wooden scrabble tiles so they can be used as cufflinks. The silver frames are great protection for the wooden corners of the tiles. The frames and closing mechanisms are solid and made of sterling silver. I can make them with your future husband's initials. When the groom wears this set, you can rest assured that he will remember his own name at the end of a fun wedding night!