August Collection 2022

August Collection 2022

- New for August -

I tried to keep this month fairly neutral with a theme of opalescent stones. There is a mix of natural opal, simulated opal, opalite, and chalcedony. You’ll also find some glowing rainbow moonstone and a few pearls. My goal was to create simple summer designs that are easy to wear or pack for a trip. I wanted the colors to pair well with anything and the designs to be able to be dressed up or down.

If you would like to learn more about how these pieces were made, keep reading below.

One-of-a-kind, limited edition, and made-to-order pieces will be available in the shop starting August 4th.

Behind the Scenes

Here are a few photos which show some of the latest pieces while they were in progress.

In this photo I am soldering rings closed that will be used as components for a pair of chalcedony earrings and a matching necklace. In the zoomed-in shot on the bottom right, you’ll see a little ball of solder sitting on the seam of the ring. Once I bring the ring up to the right temperature, that little ball of solder will flow into the seam and join both ends of the metal together.

Here I am laying out parts for a pair of rainbow moonstone earrings. After I solder everything together, I will use my saw to cut out the smaller petal shape from the middle.

I just finished soldering these ring bands and bezels together. After soldering, I put the pieces into a pickle pot containing an acidic solution that cleans the metal after soldering.

Here I am testing the fit of the stones and planning out the rest of my design for this pendant. The next step is to add a bail and some small decorative details.

Shop Updates

The full collection will be available starting August 4th. If you’re interested in ordering, visit the shop here.


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