This is a simple design, and as in all simple designs, it’s all in the details. The client had 3 diamonds to use in a ring, which is simple if they are all the same size, or if one is larger and two the same smaller size. All different sizes, and its a bit more difficult.
She wanted the diamonds … CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!
Mixing the hard geometric edge of Art Deco with the curves of Art Noveau is something that has always fascinated me. These Chandelier style earrings, are a perfect design for exploration. They started out as the geometric lines, and as I worked on them, I could not resist tweaking the lines for more curvature. They demanded the patience of working … CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!
Your eye is pulled to the balance and contrasts of this design…
The balance of the high polished white gold, laying over the tightly textured yellow gold. The contrast between the bright reflection of the yellow gold, and the flashes of light reflecting from the diamonds. The balance of the solid areas and the open voids, as one piece seems … CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!
These cufflinks are a perfect match for the cross ring… the rise of the center strand is in perfect proportion to the lower strands bordering it, weaving in and out. The subtle interwoven cross design both catches the light, and has a distinguished and refined look, perfect to wear everyday, or for that special occasion. They make a great gift.… CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!
The post on MJSA’s Linked in forum last August about purple gold piqued my curiosity. I have seen photos of a couple pieces of purple gold pieces over the years so it has been done; and yet for the most part this is the stuff of legends…
Phillip Hall, veteran tank recovery specialist in WWII, shares details about them at the WWII Museum.
When the long awaited World War ll Museum opened in New Orleans last winter, my nephews Ben and Billy got to visit it with their Grandfather (my Dad), a WWll Veteran.
Here is Ben’s story of their visit…
Going to the WW II Museum … CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!
My blog topics were all in the “waiting for more info” folder… not yet ready for “prime time” so to speak.
As I searched my mind in vain for a topic, I made myself just start writing. Sounds easy, and as someone who prefers to know all the answers beforehand, it is difficult to just start.
As the words fell … CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!
I dropped my entry off at the local FedEx office two days shy of the deadline for the Dubai Jewellery Design Competition. This was a competition I decided to enter on the spot, when I discovered it on Google. I have always envisioned Dubai as a spectacular “larger than life” city, and the challenge was to create a trio of … CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!
Not much rivals the beauty of a warm October day in the middle of Kentucky horse country. The last rich greens of the season, contrasting with the miles of painted fences, the stone walls lining the country lanes, the horses content in their fields.
As I twisted the gold strands of my necklace design over and through themselves into a flowing design, it became clear that the engineering of this piece was key, and it would be a challenge. I wanted to give the experience of pure pleasure for both the wearer and the beholder. I remembered a story I read about Harry Winston … CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!