Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sonnet ring

Sonnet ring, 18ct yellow gold set with a Ceylon sapphire






Sonnet ring, 18ct yellow gold set with a Ceylon sapphire



sonnet n. Prosody a poem of 14 lines.


Sonnet ring, 18ct yellow gold set with a Ceylon sapphire








                                          Sonnet ring, 18ct yellow gold set with a Ceylon sapphire

 This ring is at Studio Ingot

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Couleurs



image from Couleurs

This is sort of perfect and beautiful at the same time.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Workshops in June - Northcity4

We have 2 great workshops running on the one weekend in June at Northcity4.

On Saturday 16 June from 10 - 4pm, we have Pennie Jagiello giving a workshop using recycled plastics to create a neckpiece.

On Sunday 17 June from 10 - 4pm, Nicky Hepburn is running a workshop using alternative materials to create a ring, or series of rings!

for more information check out our website: www.northcity4.com

Nomad ring with rubies and diamonds

Nomad ring, 18ct yellow gold with rubies and diamonds

Nomad ring, 18ct yellow gold with rubies and diamonds






























Thank you to e.g.etal for the order!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

David W. Orr


The plain fact is that the planet does not need more “successful” people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every shape and form. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these needs have little to do with success as our culture has defined it.
David W. Orr

from Catherine Willis
(via ceedling)
(Source: davidworr.com, via theantidote)

To Manifest

  
18ct yellow gold To Manifest ring set with 8mm round Australian Parti sapphire


18ct yellow gold To Manifest ring set with 8mm round Australian Parti sapphire


manifest adj. 1. readily perceived by the eye or the understanding 2. to make manifest...



18ct yellow gold To Manifest ring set with 8mm round Australian Parti sapphire



This ring is a larger version of the Pledge ring. The top will fit an 8mm round stone.

I think that the longer I make the simpler my work is becoming.
I want to make work that will wear well, and is not about fashion, but about beautiful materials used simply.
I have been hesitant about using larger stones, as often in the jewellery world, larger is seen as better and the word bling comes into play, a word that I do not like, as bling work seems to be a statement about money and status, more than about worth.

I made this ring because I loved this stone when I first saw it.
So it lead me to making a larger setting to hold it.
I wanted the ring - like the Pledge and the To Hold rings, to look worn, old and wonky.
Like a ring that had a history to it.
When I see these colours together, I always think of the sea. These sapphires are not just one colour and change according to the light, a lot like the sea and rock pools, which is why I mostly look for these stones, and that is what makes them precious to me.
There is only one of these rings. I do not make 2 or 3 and have them in reserve stock as there is only one of these stones.



18ct yellow gold To Manifest ring set with 8mm round Australian Parti sapphire


18ct yellow gold To Manifest ring set with 8mm round Australian Parti sapphire


18ct yellow gold To Manifest ring set with 8mm round Australian Parti sapphire



18ct yellow gold To Manifest ring set with 8mm round Australian Parti sapphire



 18ct yellow gold To Manifest ring set with 8mm round Australian Parti sapphire


The To Manifest ring with 18ct yellow gold Ceylon sapphire Sonnet ring
To give you an idea of scale,the Sonnet ring has a 2.5mm round sapphire (this ring is at Studio Ingot)

The To Manifest ring is at e.g.etal

Friday, May 11, 2012

Celebration ring



18ct yellow gold Celebration ring set with a Parti sapphire

A light green/blue/yellow stone.

In different lights a little bit of all of these colours.










18ct yellow gold To Manifest ring set with 8mm round Australian Parti sapphire







 18ct yellow gold To Manifest ring set with 8mm round Australian Parti sapphire


This ring is at e.g.etal.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Garden




From the back garden.

You are Life passing through your body, passing through your mind, passing through your soul. Once you find that out, not with logic, not with the intellect, but because you can feel that Life, you find out that you are the force that makes the flowers open and close, that makes the hummingbird fly from flower to flower. You find out that you are in every tree, and you are in every animal, vegetable, and rock.

You are that force that moves the wind and breathes through your body. The whole universe is a living being that is moved by that force, and that is what you are. You are Life.

Don Miguel Ruiz

via Catherine Willis