Wax Sculpting a Dream Pendant for Virginia

Art Nouveau Pendant Close-Up|Art Nouveau Hand Mirror|Finished Art Nouveau necklace from Calla Gold Jewelry|Artist signature on art nouveau pendant||Peggy Croft|Art Nouveau hand mirror and wax sculpture||Intricate Art Nouveau Wax Sculpture||Wax sculpted pansy

Virginia’s Ambitious Design Idea Have you ever loved a thing of beauty so much that you wanted more of it? Virginia — an art collector, master gardener, and lover of beauty — adored her antique hand mirror and dreamt of having a pendant that resembled it. She worried, though, that the large hand mirror’s intricate design would…

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Tamar’s Aquamarine Gets a New Home

woman wearing custom designed aquamarine pendant|CAD design aquamarine pendant|

Designing in a Favorite Style Tamar had a large, beautiful aquamarine that was trapped in ring far too small for it. She envisioned turning it into a beautiful pendant to wear with her John Hardy necklace. There was a particular style of pendant from John Hardy that Tamar really loved, but she could not find a…

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The Danger of Gloves and Rings – Three Stories

Gloves and rings don’t always mix. Here are three stories from my clients about how gloves and rings didn’t mix for them. At the end I’ll share – Three Things You Can do to Reduce the Danger of Gloves and Rings. Sharon’s Story – How a Nice Afternoon of Gardening Turned into a Near Disaster…

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The Unworn Pendant that Needed A Bail Out

White gold Tanzanite pendant with enlarged diamond bail

A Beautiful Pendant That Wasn’t Being Worn Irene came to me with a newly purchased pendant that desperately needed an adjustment. The pendant itself was gorgeous – a beautiful, finely-cut tanzanite gem set elegantly into a platinum setting. Her issue was with the short, frail chain that (barely) supported her pendant and made it fit…

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One Watch Makes Two Pendants and a Bracelet

|Picture of gold watch band with center monogram instead of a watch|||oval gold shine pendant||Watch Dog|from watch to bracelet

What Do You Do With a Watch That’s too Small to Tell Time? That is what started this very fun project with Ruth. “I love the watchband itself. I’d love to somehow use it as a bracelet, but it’s too small if I remove the watch. I can’t really use the watch because the numbers…

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Lovin my Bangin Clients – Base Jumping and Death Metal

WHite Chapel drummer Ben Harclerode

Ben Harclerode, Drummer of Whitechapel and Bangin Client What is Bangin? The Urban Dictionary says; Bangin: Short for “Banging” 1. adj. meaning highly attractive (referring to an object or person) 2. adj. meaning high energy, busy, loud, exciting. (referring to music, a party, etc). Bangin, the Opposite of Boring Please allow me to disabuse you…

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