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.