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.
I just finished this redesign ring project. Here are a few pics of the process.
This is the final redesign image. From here we’ll go back to the beginning.
This is the original nugget ring that was used for the redesign.
Wax carved model for redesign. Diamonds are in place just for client approval, but will be set after the ring has been cast and cleaned.
Casting in the rough before sprue removal and cleanup. Setting the diamonds is the last step of the process.
Another picture of final redesign using Instagram.
My client calls this her “weddings ring” because the redesign I created repurposed the diamonds and metal from a couple of her wedding rings.
Here are a bit of the redesign details. I hand carved the sculptural design in wax and added details of tiny bead drops to give it an organic feel. After sending her old gold off to the refinery, I cast the new design in 14k peach gold. I featured the repurposed diamonds from her old wedding rings with a bead set style texture to compliment the bead drop design in the ring.
The result is pretty amazing and my client loves it! Makes me happy to have a happy client.
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.
Here’s a few new pieces that will be featured in the market . These items are all available on my shop as well.
BRONZE HORSE CAMEO NECKLACE- Hand-cast horse cameo pendant, strung with matte black heishi beads and knotted with mustard silk.
BRONZE CLASP- Detail of hand-made bronze clasp.
MINI TRIANGLES NECKLACE- Textured triangles in blackened silver with tiny yellow gold jump ring details. One triangle hangs in the center of the chain and the other rests by the clavicle. Very sweet and sexy.
SHEEP NECKLACE- Tiny hand-cast sheep in blackened silver, strung with indigo seed beads. I made a mold of a model train set’s sheep, so he’s super tiny and the bright beads just make it pop.
MINI SQUARE POSTS- Textured square post earrings in blackened silver. Perfect for guys or gals.
ORIGAMI NECKLACE- Bronze hand-carved and cast origami pendant with blackened silver chain and bronze handmade clasp.
KNOTTED JASPER NECKLACE- Hand-knotted Impression Jasper 6mm beads, knotted with teal silk and hand-cast braided bronze clasp.
You deserve a bit of TLC. Recycle your old jewelry into a new design. Purrrfect!
Contentment. Now wasn’t that worth it?
Custom designed ring using repurposed diamonds and gold. Mandarin Garnet Circle Ring with recycled White Diamonds set in Peach Gold.
Latest custom project with repurposed gold and diamonds provided by client. This pendant was designed with a lily motif. The client’s daughter is named Lily.
Chain attaches seamlessly to pendant and to petal detail with diamonds.
Here is a lovely testimonial from a very happy client.
“I am always having to take my wedding ring off because people who see it want to look closer at the intricate detail and craftsmanship. It makes me so proud to have others take notice of the beautiful piece of art that is my bec wedding ring!”
The gold, rubies and diamond are all from my client’s discarded fine jewelry in her family. She sent me a bunch of old jewelry to get some ideas and instructions to use the diamond. I loved the little rubies in an old broken ring and thought they should definitely be part of the design.This ring was a collaborative effort between the designer and client. It turned out to be a wonderful piece. All involved are very happy with the results.
I encourage my clients to bring their old fine jewelry to use as materials for a new custom design. It helps the environment and hefty cost of materials.
My latest custom design for a client using her emerald cut diamond and yellow gold from her old discarded jewelry. Beautiful emerald cut diamond nestled in a hand-carved low profile bezel oriented horizontally. The shape of the ring from above has a slight octagonal look with double bands in soft planes. I’ve been making a few of these cutout rings lately. I think this one turned out quite nicely. Soft, yet geometric to make it just a bit different.