|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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
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.
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.
|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....|
The piece on the right is my template for a 'leg'.
I tried to match the grain on the legs (walnut) to the grain on the face (koa).