Of Cutting, Carving, and Composite Gemstones

July 1, 2009

I have been hard at work cutting round stones. Anything from 3mm to 6mm. I like round stones. They easy to make tubes for, they work well with most designs and they don’t require lots of real estate….small ones I mean. But well cut small stones are surprisingly difficult to get. On the Internet or from […]

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Three Rings and Furtheration of the Time Tower.

June 24, 2009

I finished this ring today. Set with a .85ct diamond and the tube in white gold with little diamonds set in the fused sides. This is a sort of stock ring for me. I cast the basic shank and then I fit, in this case, titanium that has been heat blued. The dolphin is then […]

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A Titanium/Larimar Pendant, Spessertite Garnet and the Time Tower.

June 8, 2009

This pendant sold over the Internet last week. Even though it’s not new work, I think it is some of my more original work. It took four attempts to carve a shape of St Maarten out of larimar. The colour is actually deeper than in the photograph. I made the surround out of 18kt gold […]

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A Choker, a Pendant and the Time Tower (of course)

June 3, 2009

This is a 18kt choker that I made for René with her gold and diamonds. Making this piece took quite a long time, because there are lots of rings to be made. There are thirteen rings in the center part in which the diamonds are set. They all had to be centered and soldered and […]

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Titanium Earrings, a Pendant and Furtheration of the Time Tower

May 29, 2009

A new design. A set of titanium earrings with the shape of St. Maarten in 18kt gold. I must say that the blue titanium map jewellery sells very well. I would not hesitate to suggest that any ‘smith should have this type of model in their inventory. The shape of the place they are in, […]

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A Ring, A Bangle and the Time Tower

May 23, 2009

This is a 18kt yellow and white gold tourmaline and diamond ring. I like making rings that lean towards the so-called ‘art’ genre. This one was first carved in Matt purple wax and the cast into silver. After I have cast it I finish it off the the nth degree, and then I mould it, […]

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Finished Jewellery and Gear Gun Completed

May 19, 2009

This is an asymmetrical pearl bangle I made for one of my favourite customers, Lynda. The bangle required smooth and fused sections for the design, and I was most careful not to over fuse on a smooth surface. The the fusing texture is very strong visually. It very easily overrules the smooth if to much […]

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Anne’s Birthday Presents

May 14, 2009

Today is Anne’s birthday. I made this ring for her. This is an event of no small significance in the Meevis household. Planning for this event normally starts four or so months before the due date. Design decisions. Cost decisions At what time must Hans start the work decisions. That kind of stuff This is […]

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The Gear Gun Reaches Proto-Type

May 9, 2009

On the one side of our galaxy are the race known as the Barbarians. A carnivorous reptilian species that think of human beings as food. On the other side is us–the food source. In the middle are the outsiders, a inter galactic task force that has been sent here from other galaxies to prevent the […]

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This Here and That There.

April 19, 2009

  I know, this is not a one-off original design. But I think that out of the many rings that I have made, she just LOVED it much more than some more complicated ones I have made for other people. And that is all good. A bright shiny person and a bright shiny ring and a child-like […]

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