A Knife-Edge Pavé Wedding Ring
This custom knife-edge pavé wedding ring was for a good friend of mine. She has a classic Tiffany solitaire engagement ring with a knife-edge shank and requested a pavé band to match. A knife-edge ring with pavé means there's actually two rows of diamonds on this ring - one on each side of the shank. There's a small sizing bar at the bottom of her wedding ring, which I always recommend. Most people experience weight fluctuations or joint swelling at some point in their lifetime, so it's always a good idea to have a little room to adjust.
Katelyn's Branch and Vine Wedding Ring
botanical custom jewelry one-of-a-kind wedding rings
I created this custom wedding band to match Katelyn's custom marquise engagement ring. Both rings have an organic, vine-like woven shank with little knob and knot details to suggest a tree branch. I think nature is endlessly inspiring for my jewelry. You can take a peek at more custom projects inspired by nature here and here.
Alastair's Custom Septum Ring
earrings men's jewelry one-of-a-kind
A few years ago, I made custom plugs for my friend Alastair. This year I made him a matching custom septum ring in sterling silver. It includes some elements from his earrings, but on a smaller scale. Now he has a complete, one-of-a-kind jewelry look for everyday wear. Love it!
What I'm Reading in January 2023
books education & resources small business
I just finished Try It & See by Megan Auman, and I thought it was a refreshing small business read. Rather than being a systems book (like GTD, which I also love), the book is much more about mindset. She talks about shipping things out into the world (even/especially when you aren't ready), pricing, experimenting, and remembering to have fun in the business you built for yourself. That last one really resonated with me. It was a quick, eye-opening read from an author with real experience running a small jewelry business. I think this book will be just as useful...
Anabell's Charm Bracelet
Anabell want to start a charm bracelet to celebrate the big moments in her life. We picked out a chunky yellow gold chain and added an oval garnet birthstone charm to start her off. More to come!