Monday, March 31, 2008
Presenting a beautiful collection of wearable bells by jewelry artist Gordon Barnett! Cast in Sterling Silver and Bronze, these bells are delightful in sight and sound. Fremont Jewelry Design is the only retail store in the Pacific Northwest where you can actually come see and hear them for yourselves. The detail and craftsmanship in these bells are simply amazing and make wonderful gifts and symbolic talismans... To learn more about these wonderful bells, go to Gordon's website at www.grbbells.com. Ding!
Sunday, March 30, 2008
A customer comes in, gives me a "stick" drawing of a ring & says "I want an octopus here & a sea turtle there" (he was indicating on the side of the ring where only she would see the characters). So after some research & some heavy thought, I drew up what he wanted, but I went further than that. I thought we should express this idea fully & let it all hang out! When I called them in to take a look at my drawings I first showed him what he originally wanted. "That's exactly what I wanted!" but I said "But wait, I just gotta show you this..." I got "Oh yah, that's totally it!" Sweet! Everybody on my team was real excited about this one because it was so different. I have the most awesome wax carver, caster & jeweler ever! They all did an Excellent job! The ring is made of 18k white gold & really nice diamonds. When we make his ring, it'll be like her wedding ring with the sea weed & diamonds, only wider.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Here's a sweet 18k white gold ring I made for a customer who said "She's totally into cats"... It was a little tough coming up with a cat design that wouldn't end up looking cheesy. The eyes & tails alternate in direction. Two sets of the eyes are Emeralds & the opposite sets are Tsavorite Garnets - their birthstones. This is such a cool ring & he was really happy with it!
4/9/08 Update: I just got an e-mail from my customer that I made the ring for...
"I just wanted to let you know that I proposed to Cassie this weekend... and she said YES! She loves the ring--says it is the most beautiful and wonderful ring she has ever seen!--and also she can't wait to meet you. Thanks so much for working with me and making such a great ring!"
Go here to read about their beautiful proposal!
Congratulations David & Cassie! May your lives be filled with love, friendship, happiness and laughter!