Fabricated from Sterling, yarn, and glass beads.
This comes out of the mind of my wife, Christine. She knitted the necklace and I fabricated the closer.
Detail of the closer.
Fabricated from 14 g Sterling and Star Sapphire.
The inspiration for this ring came while I was rereading Lilith by George MacDonald. Here’s the section:
“The sun was very bright, but I doubted if the day would long be fine, and looked into the milky sapphire I wore, to see whether the star in it was clear. It was even less defined than I had expected. I rose from the breakfast-table, and went to the window to glance at the stone again. There had been heavy rain in the night, and on the lawn was a thrush breaking his way into the shell of a snail.
As I was turning my ring about to catch the response of the star to the sun, I spied a keen black eye gazing at me out of the milky misty blue. The sight startled me so that I dropped the ring, and when I picked it up the eye was gone from it. The same moment the sun was obscured; a dark vapour covered him, and in a minute or two the whole sky was clouded. The air had grown sultry, and a gust of wind came suddenly. A moment more and there was a flash of lightning, with a single sharp thunder-clap. Then the rain fell in torrents.”
Here it is in the sunlight. The star is quite clear testifying to a sunny day.
Even without the sun revealing the star, the sapphire is quite enchanting. Alas, I have yet to see an eye looking back at me from out of the stone. I’ll keep looking, however.
The shank is rather heavy, 14 gauge.
Fabricated Sterling. Approximately 1 1/2 inches.
This pair of crosses was commissioned for a confirmand and sponsor. They’re a variation of some I’ve done previously. These are smaller, and with a little difference in emphasis.
This shows one of the crosses with a chain.
These articulate for movement.
Fabricated Sterling. Approximately 5 inches.
This one is pretty straightforward with the exception of the reticulated silver on the bowl.
The inside of the bowl has a little reticulation, but most of it was removed in the polishing.
That text is visible on this one.
It’s nicely dimpled.
Fabricated Sterling and 14k gold. Approximately 4 inches.
Another coffee spoon (see the earlier posts for the story). This one is symbolic. The four rings represent the cardinal directions; the top is the One above (the top of the handle with the gold of glory within); and the bowl represents One below (earth). A nice way to begin the day.