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Our Vote for Most Unusual Engagement Ring

An over one hundred years old, twenty cent silver Newfoundland coin, turned into a ring? Sounds odd, and who would destroy such a coin from history? Can such a coin even become a ring? Well to answer these questions, a … Continue reading

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A Custom Piece, From Start to Finish

The beginning of any fabrication project always looks about the same…wire and sheet, maybe some bezel strip, and the idea of where you want to go. When I was asked to do a custom piece for Nicole Wakelin, podcaster and … Continue reading

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Making a Continuous Pattern Mokume Gane Wedding Band

Wedding bands are beautiful things. And mokume gane (Japanese for “wood-grained metal”) lends itself well to the symbolism of weddings. It is created from two seperate metals that are forged and twisted together to make a striking and beautiful pattern. I … Continue reading

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Of course, they named them jump rings…

Have you ever noticed that names can sometimes gift amazing powers? I have  dear friend who named her handsome male cat “Baldur” after a Norse God, the beautiful and invincible son of Odin and Freya. Baldur the kitten was a bit of a … Continue reading

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