So excited to be able to share this one! Starting with a sketch and a block of #wolfwax, I carved and cast a custom engagement ring for a great friend of mine. Sunflowers hold special meaning for his fiancée, so we kept the design simple, drawing focus to the center stone surrounded by carved sunflower petals. Congratulations and best wishes to you two!! What a great way to start off 2018!
Kristine's Wedding Ring
I repurposed family jewelry and diamonds to craft a wedding ring with extra meaning that the bride would love.
Custom Engagement/Wedding Set
This set of four stacking rings was custom made to serve as both an engagement and wedding set. I carved the individual rings in wax and cast in 14K rose gold. Carved and filed details were added to two of the rings, and a Chatham emerald was set in the engagement ring, with three accent moonstones set in the ring nestled next to it.
Argentium Silver and 18K yellow gold filigree earrings.
Tree of Life
Hand pierced and sawed Argentium silver, the size of a quarter.
Medley for Mark H
I was commissioned to make these three pieces for one lucky lady who lives down in the Caribbean! This is my first time making successful pieces using Argentium Silver, which is beneficial because it never tarnishes and the pieces fuse together - no solder needed. I'm excited to begin a full transition to this metal for my filigree. Thank you for the support, Mark! I hope she loves them.
Lisa + Matt
For their 31st wedding anniversary, my parents asked me to design a new set of wedding bands. This was such a fun project and I am deeply touched that they trusted me to make bands of my own design. The coolest part - I melted down their old wedding bands to make the center molten portion of these new ones!
Love you guys. 'Til death do you part :)
14k yellow + white gold.
The Burton's Wedding Set
I had the immense honor of being asked to make the engagement ring as a surprise for my younger sister. The beautiful stones were handed down from his late grandmothers wedding set and I accentuated the center stone using an organic design with white gold as the main ring material & yellow gold "vines". The wedding bands were made to both fit against the unusual shape of her engagement ring. I presented this idea to the couple because he was aiming for a job where they would be separated fairly often, so the negative space on his wedding band would remind him of the piece of his heart that was waiting back home.
14k white gold, 18k yellow gold, 1.25ct diamonds.
The head of the jewelry department at ACC, where I first started taking jewelry classes, commissioned this piece for his wife for Christmas. It was my first time doing filigree with gold wire and I feel that it turned out better than my expectations!
18k yellow gold wire.
Totem de Marcus
A freeform piece I made for a wizard I know.
Sterling Silver. 18" chain.
This was a custom order for the same wonderful client who ordered the quilt earrings. Her sister is an avid birdwatcher and loves woodpeckers in particular. Another offbeat order, but it was a pleasure to challenge myself to work outside the box and create a unique piece specific to her interests!
Sterling sIlver + fine silver filigree. Just over 1.5" long.
These challenging earrings were a custom Christmas order. The clients' mother is a quilter and I was excited - if somewhat unsure - to see if I could pull this design idea off. I greatly underestimated how time consuming this would be, but it was a true learning experience and I was immensely proud of the final product!
Sterling silver + fine silver filigree. 1"x1"
Sol y Luna
These were some of my first filigree pieces. I have always had a love for the relationship between the sun + moon, and this was my first time translating it into my jewelry.
Sterling silver + fine silver filigree.
These were more of a donation than a commission, but I feel they count anyway. I donated these earrings to a raffle at Vanity Salon here in Austin. Sterling silver + fine silver filigree.
One of my early pairs of earrings. These taught me that mirroring the filigree pieces to one another is difficult, but not impossible. I started out with almost no concrete design in mind and let the piece show me what shapes would look the best. Thank you, Julie!
Fine silver. Sterling silver ear wires.
Mark's Cuff Bracelet
This was my first ever custom order. I sketched a few designs for approval, then carved the bracelet out of wax once a design was decided upon. It was a great learning experience, especially helping me with my time management. The final product was a nice heavy silver cuff with a strong design etched into it.