A Ring and a Niobium Flower

March 29, 2009

This is a wide repousse ring made out of 18kt yellow and white gold. I set .35ct diamonds in it and she weighs 15 grams. That is my target weight. My latest ‘gier’ (craze) is to make some flowers out of metal. I saw this method in a video, (see my previous post). This one […]

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A Pendant, a Ring, A Rose and a Fish Dish

March 26, 2009

  This is a new replacement pendant I have finished. Blued titanium and 18kt yellow and white gold shape of St Maarten. The gold line denotes the two sides of the island. The top is France which is also known as the side with the permanent lunch time, and the bottom is the Netherlands side, […]

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Gold and Titanium Ring, A Pendant and a Story

March 22, 2009

Here are three pictures of a 18kt yellow gold and titanium ring I made, set with melee diamonds. I first drill and file the center titanium part out of a 4mm piece of plate. Then I file it into shape, drill the holes for the diamonds and pavé set them. Setting stones pavé into titanium […]

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Two Rings And A Seahorse

March 17, 2009

  This is a nice 18kt setting I made with a flawless colour ‘F’ 3 carater in it. A solid piece of gold, coming in a twenty five grams. Crisis? What crisis….? she said…. And on the other side of the coin, ring? A silver ring to replace the original wedding rings. Set with a […]

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18kt Gold and Titanium Watch

March 14, 2009

  I finally finished this watch. It has taken about 150 hours of work. I have made about 15 watches in 20 years so far, and it just goes to show how dumb I am, because I seem not to be able to remember what a lot of work all this is. This was definitely […]

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New Spinning Ring and Hammered Wedding Set

March 12, 2009

This is a new fused spinning ring I have finished. The shank is made out of 18kt yellow and white gold which I fused together. The spinning top is made out of white gold and I set small diamonds in it. The center is yellow gold carved collet and I set in a 1.50ct blue […]

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My Benchtop Methods.

March 9, 2009

When I started jewellery making I simply copied my teacher, as most young learning jewellers would do. My journeyman, Shane, was left handed, but used his hanging motor and soldering with his right hand. That was because his journeyman was right handed. I am left handed as well, so because of copying my journeyman, I […]

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Bubble Diamond Ring and Titanium Men’s Ring

March 1, 2009

I make this type of ring out of a solid piece of titanium. Then I add the 18kt gold, which is riveted to the body of the ring. Making this type of ring is a lot of grunt work, but not particularly difficult. I drill out the center, then file it out with a rat […]

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Two Unusual Rings

February 27, 2009

Here is something different. This design is Anne’s and my client’s and this ring was somewhat challenging to make . Untried territory…. To be sure, this is not my style and in there lies the rub… it is  good to make things that you would not normally make. Forces one to make things that are […]

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Making Small Screws and a Bearing Housing.

February 8, 2009

This is a short Hidi ( how I do it ) on how I make some screws and a small bearing housing for a spinning ring. A Hidi on how to make a complete spinning ring can be found here. I order the bearings from SMB bearings in the UK at http://www.smbbearings.com/. In this Hidi […]

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