A New Lathe and a New Sign.

February 20, 2010

  Got my new lathe. This is a small one, mostly for gem related work. I must say, for $650 from Grizzly.com it is probably one of the nicest bang for your buck machines that a jewellery shop can have. Nice and compact. Ok, you need to do some adjustments, tighten various things up, but […]

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The Tale of the Three Swinging Stones–Part 1

February 16, 2010

Once upon a time in land far, far away there lived an itsty beeni teeni weeni little diamond, called ‘Fraidy cat. She was a tiny little diamond, and even though she had 57 facets, she was only 1.2 mm across. So she was afraid of everything At night she used to shiver in fear when […]

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Hans Meevis’ Workshops Announce Two Major Achievements.

February 14, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen, Behold! The first CZ in the world with a three phase inclusion. A solid, which in this case is a gold ball (AU), then a liquid, which is Di-Hydrogen Mono-Oxide and two gasses, namely Nitrogen and Oxygen. Produced in the workshops of Hans Meevis. Difficult to photograph too. This is the first sucessful […]

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Quest for Fire.

February 4, 2010

    Remember the movie”Quest for Fire”? Well this has got nothing to do with that. That movie came to an abrupt end after the invention of the Bic lighter. This is in search of CZ lamination fire. So now you know. Above are the laminated preforms. I cut this one in the Wilf Ross […]

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A Coptic Cross and Rings

February 2, 2010

  Classic fused sapphire and diamond ring. The diamonds had to be set randomly. This ring was commissioned. It has lots of symbolism attached. It’s called the “Broken Promise” ring—’nuff said. Can I call this a Coptic cross? Commissioned work. Made out of yellow and white gold with a blued titanium background. First I pierced […]

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The Lecture, an Aquamarine and The Fish.

January 24, 2010

I had a new experience the other day. There was this tour group called Gems and Jewels that wanted me to give a lecture on jewellery. Anne and I had no idea what to expect, so I sort of prepared the whole gamut of things I can speak of. As it turned out, they were […]

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The Expanded Retro-Futuristic Power Source for the Dino War Machine project.

January 18, 2010

  Finished…. The “Expanded Retro-Futuristic Power Source” for the Dino War Machine project. That’s my name and I’m sticking with it……. This one only took about 70 hours. Side view showing the heavy, high voltage power input coils. Actually, I exaggerate a little bit. They actually 6 volts but if no one says anything then […]

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January 13, 2010

The Younger Years–My Mobile Jewellery Bench   Once upon a time, in the day when there was no digital photography, and there were things like a local hardware stores and people actually hand wrote thank you notes and posted them to you, I built a mobile bench for making jewellery. I had this idea to […]

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A Choker, a Laminated Stone and an Electrical Motor.

December 31, 2009

This is an 18kt choker I made for one of my favourite customers, Lynda. It is a simple and effective concept , designed for clothing with a round shaped neckline. A ribbon of fused gold that drapes over the shoulders. Ok, maybe not the shoulders, but you get my drift. This ring is the third […]

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Rings, Balls and a Sign.

December 28, 2009

I first carved a wax ring for Lynda more or less on the design she wanted. I used her diamond, still set in the old tube. To give an idea of what the ring is going to look like I spray the model with gold spray paint. Like this. And this. Then I just wash […]

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