Why I love creating engagement and wedding rings

I got in to making jewelry back in college when I took my first jewelry class at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. I began to realize that I loved making jewelry and over the years I’ve explored many processes and aesthetics as I began to discover my own...

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An Unusual Request for Wedding Rings

Over the years I would say that nearly one third of my custom engagement and wedding rings have incorporated old pieces of family jewelry…. Recycling a broken gold chain, a grandmother’s old wedding ring or gold teeth (that were fortunately no longer being used) are...

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Wax Carving and Casting Workshop

On October 21 & 22nd I will be offering a wax carving and casting workshop from 10am-6pm in my Bend studio. The workshop will focus on projects with carved bezels for larger gemstones. The first day will involve various wax carving processes with the casting and...

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A wedding ring thank you note.

I got in to making jewelry back in college when I took my first jewelry class. I began to realize that I loved making jewelry and over the years I’ve explored many processes and aesthetics as I began to discover my own voice as a craftsperson and a designer. Nearly 40...

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Spring engagement ring

Thinking of tying the knot? Now is the time! Surprise the person you love with a one-of-a-kind, hand made engagement ring, that tells the unique story of your love together. Contact me today to begin this journey! #engagementrings #weddingrings #bendoregon #madebyhand...

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Creating wedding rings long distance

Most of my work today in creating one-of-a-kind engagement rings and wedding rings is for clients from around the country and even around the world thanks to e-mails, digital images, FaceTime conversations and insured express shipping. This last year in fact I created...

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A Platinum Wedding Ring for Christmas

Platinum wedding ring Platinum is the perfect metal for a wedding ring. I had a local client contact me just before Christmas this year when he told me that his wife’s white gold wedding ring had been causing skin irritation on her ring finger. During our conversation...

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Sapphire engagement rings: The many colors of sapphires

Sapphire engagement rings and wedding rings are a great option.  When most people think about sapphires they picture a beautiful blue gemstone. These amazing stones are often blue in color, but they can also be orange, pink, fuchsia, purple, green and even yellow....

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Memories and Thank Yous

Fall has always been my favorite time of the year!   Early evenings, golden fall colors, the warmth of our wood stove and the quiet wonder of the first snow of the season are a warm welcome after a busy summer. It’s a time to reflect and give thanks. As we prepare for...

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Ring Stories: Desert and Water Custom Created Wedding Rings

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to create engagement and wedding rings for many people, each with their own stories to tell.  One of my very favorite sets of story rings was created for a loving couple both entering their second marriage.  When we began our...

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Ring Stories: The Brooklyn Bridge

Several years ago I had a couple from New York City contact me about creating their wedding rings. They didn’t really know what they wanted, but the did want something that was personal and unique to the two of them. Through a series of emails and a single phone call...

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Perfectly Size and Fit Your Engagement Ring and Wedding Band

You would think that it would be an easy task in determining your correct ring size. There are however several factors that may change your size, so one of the things we do to ensure the best fit is to size them multiple times throughout the design process. It is...

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INSPIRATION: Finding your creativity in subtle ways

Years ago there was a television commercial selling something (what it was selling I don't remember), but it had a tag line that in many ways has shaped, or at least reflects much of what I hold dear as a craftsperson and as a human being. The tag line was this: "if...

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