Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Gold and Sapphire Pendant

14, 18, 22k and orange sapphire
This is a piece I made to donate to the Annual 'Paint Ellensburg' fundraiser event for the Gallery One in Ellensburg.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Scorpio Ring in 10k

Yet another of this design
This one was donated for a fundraiser auction for the Gallery One.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Ellensburg Blue Pendant - Sterling

The stone is about 20 carats of very high quality Ellensburg Blue.  It is a faceted emerald shape.

Setting to hold the stone and still show the facets.  I don't much like prong settings.

Clean and simple design.  I like this shape, slightly wider at the bottom than the top.

Window on the back.
This picture shows the color of the stone accurately.
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 The picture below shows two pendants at the point right before setting the stones.  There is a certain amount of pressure and violence in moving the metal to hold the stones.  The tape is to minimize any scuffs or dents in the rest of the piece.

Also, don't forget to goof off.  ;)


Monday, July 1, 2019

Ellensburg Blue Pendant - Sterling #2

The setting is slightly asymetrical.  The stone is more of a blue/purple from the Ellensburg Agate field.
You can see slight pinks as well.

Window on the Back

Sort of a brushed finish, to keep the soft feel of the shapes.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Copper and Sterling Pendant

This one is just me goofing off.  
I was teaching a basic soldering class at Gallery One and this was part of my Demo.

All of the colors are cupric oxides and products of combustion.  There is nothing here that was not left by the basic soldering process.  The whole piece was plunged into cold water while hot.  That is it.  It ends up fairly random.

I told my wife that it represents my burning love for her.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Mid-Century Style Sterling Pendant with Oregon Sunstone

Oxidized sterling, fine silver, and Oregon Sunstone.

It looks like the shapes I saw growing up.
The colors will continue to change over time.
Jeweling on the back.  Just a brush on the flex-shaft in a pattern.
It makes for an interesting effect.

Monday, December 24, 2018

2018 Lego Christmas Tree Project

This is a large scale Lego project for the Gallery One Resident Artist Show in December of 2018.

I have made a few others....

 These are mostly to recapture my inner child and to entertain the kids who attend Gallery One events and/or take classes.

Check out the note Santa left for me!

Planning stage.  I wanted to try to incorporate some Duplo blocks.

Solid base, check.

Figuring out what a tree trunk could look like.  Kinda Keebler Elf I guess.

Duplo in the center.

Snaking the lights into the tree.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Jewlery Box - Koa and Walnut

This is a Jewelry Box I made as a present for my wife.

I've Been making Jewelry for her for about 10 years and she needed a place for all of it.

It is made of English and Black Walnut, Koa, Mahogany, Cedar and Bubinga,

The English Walnut (left) has great curl to it and the Koa (right) is curly as well.

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I bought this wood at an estate sale. The person who had it was the Wood Professor at the University.  There must have been a reason he kept it....

Planed Down

Stunning Curl.

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The piece on the right is my template for a 'leg'.

back legs
front legs

I tried to match the grain on the legs (walnut) to the grain on the face (koa).