I’ve made a lot of wedding rings for men, but they usually prefer white gold. Recently, I made a custom wedding band with my Glacier texture and cast it in Rose Gold. It turned out amazing. The Glacier’s rough and tumble terrain, combined with the copper’s warm and yummy hue, make for a unique manly wedding band.
FOR HIM: Glacier Wedding Band in 14 Karat Rose Gold listed in my shop’s CEREMONY COLLECTION.
A yummy gold chain, a bit of black and a sweet thorn… yes, please.
Ready, steady, point & shoot with the oh so useful & quite handy dandy i-Phone.
Gold chain on charcoal soldering block. This was taken with the Instagram App. I love how abstract it looks.
Rose thorn cast in silver with yellow gold cable chain on charcoal soldering block.
Self portrait with finished Rose Thorn Necklace from the Botany Collection in my shop. This will go to a lucky lady in Chicago.
This lovely rose band was made for a special friend of mine. The couple got married a year ago and the husband (a dear friend as well) wanted to upgrade her ring for one of my designs. She always coveted my Glacier Band that I have created for men in White Gold. I created a slightly thinner version for her (approximately 6mm) and cast it in 14K Rose Gold. A sweet combination with the raw textural landscape of rough terrain found in Glaciers and yet utterly feminine with the vintage hue of Rose Gold.
from the Manlier Collection: Glacier Band
I just finished this necklace the other day. It’s my favorite among the seed bead designs I’ve been making in my studio this summer.
A grouping of bright seed bead necklaces with gold accent beads. Featuring cocinas of different sizes and an anchor.
I cast several tiny shells that will be translated into jewelry. A fresh catch of castings destined for my Conchology Collection.
Before I began crafting tiny metals, I worked as a production assistant for a couple of beaded jewelry designers. When I started to do my own work, I felt limited in just stringing beads and so I went on to Penland School of Crafts to hone my skills in metals. Lately, I’ve been going back to my beaded roots and mixing it up with some hand-cast pieces. Here are some results.
Cast Auger Shells & Clasp strung with Kelly Green Thread and Granite Agate Beads.
Cast tiny Cocina Shell with Teal Seed Beads and accent Gold Seed Beads.
Cast mini Anchor with Poppy Seed Beads and accent Gold Beads.
Cast Blackbird Cameo strung with Poppy Thread and Indigo Seed Beads and Black Matte Heishi Beads.
Detail of cast Bronze Clasp.
Knotted Turquoise 6mm Beads with Gray Thread and finished with Braided Bronze Clasp.
I just created 3 new textures to add to my collection of men’s wedding bands. These will be found in the Manlier Collection of my shop.
From the top and working down the totem pole are as follows:
Herringbone- inspired by men’s suit fabric. Glacier- inspired by ice, rocks and mountainous range. Plaid- inspired by men’s suit fabric. Grid- inspired by lug nuts and grids. Bark- inspired by various tree bark.
“Be the one you love” is a phrase I’ve been thinking about lately. It’s you to love first to be able to love another.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
From The Memento Collection: Gritty Heart Ring