Two New Rings, and Working Towards My Island.

June 30, 2010

  This is a fabricated ring of my own design. In a perfect world I would only design and make rings of this nature. Then I would sell millions of them and buy an island and launch inter planetary rockets all day long. When the sun sets, I would watch a private concert by Pink […]

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A Ring, Bangles and the Boiler, (of course).

June 23, 2010

One of my Seascape rings set with Larimar. I like making picture rings. This titanium bangle is made first by beating the hell out of it with ball punches on the red repoussé  pitch. Then filing the hell out of it and then polishing the hell out of it. A nice amethyst from Bolivia that […]

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The First Declaration of Gemstone Rights.

June 19, 2010

The Players: Spessartite, the Big Cheese ‘FraidyCat, Em the Gem and AmBam The Tang The first Story can be found Here The second riveting episode can be found Here —————————————————————————– ‘FraidyCat the diamond, EmGem the emerald and AmBam the amythyst were all just hanging out talking about this and that, when Spess the big Cheese […]

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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 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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