Me and my kiln...

11/19/2014

 
...finally understand each other.  It only took me 11 months to figure it out without pulling out the manual so I had to celebrate at 8am with this post!  This beautiful students ring was cast later and sent to my jeweler for the stone settings, isn't it fabulous!!
 

Buried Treasure!

11/05/2014

 
A real live treasure hunter has been visiting my studio lately and wanted this custom ring made from a 1805 Mexican coin he found himself.  I told him that I could make it look like it had been pulled out of the ground, just like his coin and the rock, arrowhead. and 1937 coin he gave me!  He loved it!!
 

Custom Work

05/14/2014

 
This is a new one for me.  I was asked to create a sterling silver liner for a custom wood sugar box. The size of it creating some soldering challenges (needed lots of heat and a joint shifted making the box a smidge bigger) but it worked!  While I was at it, Bill also wanted me to polish out dents in a silver pill box and antique sugar bowl.