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.
New Jersey Hoops
I've been making a real effort lately to master the use of my 3D printer. Even though PLA is a pretty easy material for home users, there's a lot to learn about slicing software, platform leveling, nozzle temperatures and filament. But I'm excited to announce the first 3d printed jewelry produced entirely at home by... Continue Reading →