June 09, 2016
A stunning custom ring, this one of a kind piece came to life recently. It was the combination of a ring Liz had designed (that I discovered going through some boxes), the vision of the client and my translation of both of those things. She wanted a ring created that had ocean inspired movement, a bezel setting for her gemstone, a pear faceted London Blue Topaz, and the metal of choice was palladium.
A platinum family metal, palladium is very pure, strong and hypoallergenic, just like platinum itself. Most palladium jewelry is PD950, which is 95% pure. Down here on St. Croix, we definitely have to deal with silver jewelry tarnishing far more quickly than in other parts of the world and white gold of any karat will yellow over time, as it is naturally a yellow metal. Palladium is a good option for a precious, white metal that will not change color, without the platinum price tag.
Laying out the design.
The metal work complete – not very pretty.
While jewelry making is not an attractive process, it did result in a uniquely stunning and absolutely one of a kind piece. The journey to get there is not always pretty. This is definitely one of my favorite custom pieces – it’s such a wonderful feeling when a design concept comes together!
Another view of the custom ring.
Please send us an email if you are interested in having a piece custom made.
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November 21, 2017
We’re so excited to be participating in the following community events this holiday season! Hope to see you! Starving Artists Day at Whim – Sunday, November 26th 10am-4pm Christmas Spoken Here Continue Reading →
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October 26, 2017
The Animal Jam logo and design was created in 2014 for the first ever Animal Jam event, held at Rhythms at Rainbow Beach here on our beautiful island of St. Continue Reading →
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July 31, 2017
Could you use a lesson from the sea turtle? Slow down, you move too fast! Summer on St. Croix is full swing! Besides hot weather, longer days and fewer visitors, Continue Reading →
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