Another Diamond Ring

May 1, 2011

HAPPY MAY DAY! It is the first of May and bright and sunny in South Carolina.  We have a saying around here, “It’s not hot, wait until August.”  Temperatures are in the mid 80’s but very nice.  I finished this ring about 0330 this morning.  This is the second diamond ring made with small (2 […]

Read the full article →

Stunning Cabochon Pendants

April 30, 2011

Hello to all, I have been thinking for quite a while about how to make a pendant without wire around it.  I knew that I would have to drill a hole at the “top” of the stone, but I did not really know how to make the bail.  Then while shopping in the new Walmart […]

Read the full article →

Diamond Ring

April 22, 2011

A friend (and now a customer) asked me to make him a ring with 9 diamonds (2 mm diameter) that were in another ring that he had worn through the metal in the shank.  He wanted them channel set.  I contacted the company where I buy castings and got three three stone channel settings and […]

Read the full article →

Artisan Jewelery Guild Competition

April 19, 2011

The results of the Artisan Jeweler’s Guild competition for Mother’s Day are in….I won. There were several very high quality entries. One of the distinctions in this guild is that ARTISAN jewelry is handmade, but all handmade jewelry is not ARTISAN. An artisan jeweler does not just assemble pieces made from components made by […]

Read the full article →

More Bracelets for Hope

April 10, 2011

I have added two additional bracelets to the collection being donated to the 7000 Bracelets for Hope project supporting the fight against multiple rare diseases. These diseases usually inflict themselves on children. They also usually are caused by genetic items. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image.

Read the full article →

7000 Bracelets for Hope

April 8, 2011

Rasmussen Gems and Jewelry LLC will be participating in a “Blog Hop” on April 16th. This is part of the 7000 Bracelets for Hope project by the Rare Disease Project. The Blog Hop is being sponsored by Lori Anderson, who is an artisan jeweler and a patient with a rare disease. The rare disease organization […]

Read the full article →

Chain Ladder Ear Rings

April 7, 2011

I was reading Art Jewelry magazine last night and they have a project in the current issue for “Chain Ladder” ear rings.  I adapted their design a little and produced my version.  These are made with Calsilica beads with an oriental flavor and sterling silver wire. While I was working on these, a customer brought […]

Read the full article →


April 6, 2011

Over the past several days, I have made several necklaces from beads and gemstone chips that are in inventory. The first completed necklace was made for my daughter in law as her birthday is this month. April birthstone is diamond, since I could not make this with diamonds, I substituted rock crystal chips. The chain […]

Read the full article →

Pursuing My Passion

April 4, 2011

Now that I am practically working at the bench full time; oh what fun.  I only have to clean the house, do laundry, mow the grass, repair all things broken, make meals in my other hours.  I am exploring multiple areas at the same time.  Debbie came in the shop a couple weeks ago and […]

Read the full article →

Spring has Sprung

April 3, 2011

With the vernal equinox past, daylight is increasing every day. Now I have more time to work outside and also more hours of daylight to brighten my shop. As part of a swap from other artisan jewelers, I received a cabochon cut from an interesting piece of druzy quartz. The stone was beautiful, and shaped […]

Read the full article →

WordPress Admin