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Moving!

Greetings, fellow metal benders: our blog is relocating! We’ve updated our website, MoonkistDesigns.com, and our blog will be living there for the foreseeable future. We will be updating previous posts and posting new content at moonkistdesigns.com/blogs/news. Check there for jewelry … Continue reading

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Self Defense And The Art of Jewelry Buying – Chapter 2

What do you mean by “Cabochon Stone”? In the world of jewelry, a cabochon is a stone that is cut with a flat or slightly domed base and a curved or domed top. Rose cut cabochons have triangular or square … Continue reading

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Our Origin Story…How Moonkist Came to Be

Welcome to Moonkist My name is Gena Robinson, an admirer of beautiful things and a collector of hobbies. But metalworking…that is my true passion! I started cutting cabochons when I was 12 years old. Then, as a teen, I worked … Continue reading

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Self-Defense and the Art of Jewelry Buying – Chapter 1

What is Sterling Silver and Why is My Finger Turning Green? Sterling silver is made up of mix (an alloy) of at least a couple of different metals. It is always 92.5% fine silver (by law), which doesn’t tarnish but … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Art Smith wrote in the 1969 catalog of his one man exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Craft: “A piece of jewelry is in a sense an object that is not complete in itself. Jewelry is a ‘what is it?’ … Continue reading

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A Crowning Achievement

When one of your favorite customers ask you to make a pair of crowns for their upcoming story book wedding, what else is there to do but enthusiastically agree? With a design in mind, several pieces of graph paper, and … Continue reading

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Mokume Gane Wedding Band

Mokume Gane Wedding Band

Final image of the band made in the last post!

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