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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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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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Reticulated Silver

One of my absolute favorite materials to work with is reticulated silver. This silver alloy is 80% fine silver and 20% copper, which gives it some unique properties. First, through a process called depletion gilding, you can create a layer … Continue reading

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A Twist to the Storyline

   Have you ever looked at an object and wondered, “How did that get made?” “Was there a machine that made this?”   With handmade jewelry, you very rarely have specialized machines to make one specific item. Most of the … Continue reading

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