The Boiler and Engine that Powers World Peace.

June 11, 2010

    So I make a casing and a wire circle. This is to make a pressure  gauge for my boiler. I solder the ring in and drill holes for the ornamental rivet I want to put in. Making rivets. Ok, pseudo rivets. I melt a ball onto a piece of copper wire.   Ten […]

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Shutter Bang, Bangles and Boilers

June 9, 2010

    This week has been really hot weather. Those clouded, neutral grey days where there is not a breath of wind. Hurricane ‘a commin’.. type of feeling. I have never in seven years experienced such hot weather. And to compound the  problem, on Saturday morning the shutter died. There was this “BANG” and the […]

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Of Birthday Pressies, Boilers and Motors

May 28, 2010

If you want to see the things I get up to go to http://hansmeevis.blogspot.com/ for the full you tube version This pendant/hair clip made from three colour 18kt gold This was Anne’ birthday pressie. She designed it and did some serious micro-managing while I was making it, believe me. As a pendant on my lovely wife. […]

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Rings and Machines

May 12, 2010

    I made these rings for Lynda. There are actually five rings that are loose so they can be shifted around or worn separately. All the diamonds come out of her mothers original ring, so there is some sentimental value attached. This is what the original ring looked like.   And this turquoise which […]

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Steam Punk Gier River.

May 7, 2010

I always have to have a thing I am doing. Like if it is guitar playing or painting or lamination gems,…. I have to have a “gier”——  as in Dutch for a craze. This is the stuff that keeps me busy doing dip sanity dippy. But of course jewellery and gem cutting reign supreme. If […]

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Aqua Pendant, Rings, Lathes and Moto GP.

April 16, 2010

      Replacement piece. This is a really nice coloured aqua but it had some rather contortionistic  inclusions, if I might use that word. So I had to carve and carve, all the time chasing the flaws. The pendant is therefor was also made in a contortionistic manner. Repousé  with 18kt yellow and white […]

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Spessartite Finished and Experimental Cutting

April 8, 2010

This is my latest main piece, finished from the Mr Spessartite post.  18ct gold with a nice .20ct diamond . This piece of jewellery uses all my skills as a gem cutter, goldsmith and setter. Nice and minimalistic. To answer Ski and Cathy, the cutting of this stone does clog up a lap, but I […]

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The Story of Mr Spessartite the Big Cheese.

March 31, 2010

  The other day as I was opening my workshop, I heard a tremendous commotion inside, screaming and running and then a volley of gunshots. Then complete and utter silence, I carefully looked around the corner, but everything seemed normal, except that my rough gem box was not in the same place that I had […]

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New Titanium and Gold Ring

March 11, 2010

I have made a similar titanium ring like this before. This one, however, has an emerald cut diamond in the center with little diamonds around it. And my client wanted it higher and broader than the first one. This type of ring is quite tricky to make. One reason is that the size has to […]

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Jewellery, Aquamarines and Lathe Work.

March 7, 2010

    This ring, made on commission and my clients design. 18ct white gold and a yellow gold tube. The opal doesn’t photograph so good, but it is actually a very nice stone I always sweat to set a delicate stone like this, because it isn’t mine and if I break it I can’t replace it. […]

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