To view beautiful emeralds is to fall in love. If someone said to me, “Katie, if you could make for yourself ANY piece of jewelry –regardless of cost– what would it be?” Go on, ask me. I would, my inquisitive friends, make myself a big ole’ emerald ring. I’d get an enormous emerald-cut stone (big … Continue reading I love emeralds
Look! I’m quite pleased. 4.18 ct pyrope-almandine garnet in a handforged, granulated 18k setting. Sometimes a photograph spotlights tiny trouble spots better than one’s own eye can, and from this photo I see that the inner edge of the bezel needs burnishing a bit. I’ll do that tomorrow. Today, I ALSO made an emerald ring. … Continue reading Look at what I made!
Hello, my darlings! How was everyone’s day, today? I had a wonderful day, because I now have air conditioning in my studio! It was lovely and cool in my fortress of solitude, and the new air conditioner emits a slight hum which blocks the sound of the children’s voices. I did NOT die of heat … Continue reading A day’s work
Earrings! Let’s talk about these, shall we? We’re going to learn, and learning is FUN! I cast these earrings using cuttlefish bones. “But Katie,” you might say, “However did you get the cuttlefish to hold still and help you make these lovely earrings?” You crazy kids, the cuttlefish were DEAD! They had ceased to be; … Continue reading Fancy Shmancy Diamond Earrings
But, before we get to the pretties, I suppose I need to tie up loose ends. Ready? OK. We good? Alright then, do you want to see the new pretties? I’ve tried to keep things simple while I let my hands and brain remember their jobs. I’ve also made some SILVER pieces! I should get … Continue reading And now for some new pretties