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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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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 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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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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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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Just because I did it before doesn’t mean it will be easy…

  You know that old phrase “If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it”? Have you ever had the experience of learning a skill, then not practicing it for a while and coming back to it…just to find that you … Continue reading

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