It was 2010 when I first went to work in the Diamond District of New York City, but my interest in jewelry and metalwork has been with me much longer. A love of tools and all things technical has guided me in an industry where tradition and technology compete and combine in nearly every shop. ... Continue Reading →
Last year I was asked to do a very special project for a childhood friend. To celebrate her engagement, her family had gifted her an old ring with a magnificent diamond and she needed someone to help her make it her own. The old ring was platinum but not really to her taste. In fact,... Continue Reading →
Give me a hand!
As I continue my review of 2021, here's a little fabrication project I did inspired by some great antique and current pieces I've been seeing around for years. I'd like to do a claddagh some day. For such a ubiquitous design it's got some complicated elements. How do you model a hand detailed and accurate... Continue Reading →
Chains for 2021
Well, my little home studio must be a success, since I've been forgetting to blog about all the things that have gone on there! First thing to come to light in my review is some handmade chain. After working on a couple of pretty big chain projects for my day job I decided to experiment... Continue Reading →
Home Studio Warmup Project
A rough project to help me get to know my new torch.
I may not have owned any hand sanitizer when the COVID-19 outbreak began, but I did have a wide variety of strange craft supplies to keep me busy when I couldn't go to work anymore. In the fabric section of my personal store I found many yards of this embroidered stuff that might be silk!... Continue Reading →