Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Rough Chunky Amethyst Ring

This is a good chunk on the finger. The weigh and size feels very nice on the hand. It's a combo technique of lost wax sculpting and wire wrapping. I love the silver and gold look. My Tag Heuer has the silver/gold look too which fits nicely with all jewelry.
Here are 2 different rings of the same style. I did a prong and clutch ring using the same amethyst geode chunk but it was sold before I had any pictures taken.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Simple and Modern Quartz Ring

I don't remember what this quartz is called. It was a long name so it didn't register in my brain at the time. I was too busy to write it down of course. I love the nostalgic 'pond growth' embedded in the quartz. So picture perfect. The second ring is golden hair rutilated quartz. I have a weakness for modern and simple cuts of stones.

Found the name of the first quartz: Dendritic Quartz.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

A Peek at the Back

I am much more in love with the back view of these rings then the front. I love the organic, botanical and sea organism qualities of the sculpted sterling. The first ring is clutching ammonite and the second is raw ruby.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Raw Chunk of Citrine for Your Finger

A good chunk of raw citrine encased in sculpted sterling. It's not really visible in the photo but there are holes in the sterling that shows the the bottom of the citrine. This is not a ring for the timid, no! I'm usually a muti-ringer but this ring and the Ruby Ball Ring are made to be the ONLY ring on the hand.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Sliced Stalactite Clutch Ring

This is one of my favorite new pieces - a slice of stalactite clutched with sculpted sterling. Each one of these ring bases had to be made of wax to fit the particular stone it holds then cast in sterling. Most attempts are successful though not all.