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Designing Jewelry

Lately I have been getting back into jewelry designing and metalsmithing. I started making jewelry about 10 years ago, but I stopped because I wasn’t satisfied with the jewelry I was producing. I think the reason was is because back then I didn’t have half the equipment that I do now and also because I was experimenting with too much mediums.

Recently, I decided to have a go at it again and learn from my mistakes in the past. So below is my first attempt after being away from it for a long time. I can’t take credit for the design, but I wanted to see if I could at least make it. I have an idea that is my own design that incorporates the techniques below, but to add a pearl that I have carved. I will post this design soon.

Oxidized Silver Necklace, Hammered Texture, Tube set Rhodolite Garnet’s

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Carved Freshwater Pearl

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Antique Ring Restoration

Lately I have been receiving a lot of Jewelry repairs from Customers. Half of these repairs I have been getting lately I couldn’t do in the past or if I could there was much more risk then I have now. About a year ago I purchased an ¬†Orion 100c Pulse Arc Welder and it was the best purchase I have made so far. It has cut down on a lot of risk, has cut down on the time it takes for me to do repairs and has allow me to take on jobs that in the past I would have rejected.

Below is a ring I received from a customer that was her grandmothers and needed retipping in white gold and also a new diamond. The picture does a bad job of showing the diamond, but I put in an SI2 that is .01ct. I’m still getting use to the settings on my welder, but it made this job easy to do.

 

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Elgin 18s Restoration

I received this Elgin 18s from 1889 in need of restoration. Look at her run like it was made yesterday.

 

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Marines Ring in need of repair

I had a customer bring me her husbands Marine ring that was in need of repair. As you can see from the picture the emblem was just hanging on and it would spin around. After soaking the ring to remove the old epoxy, I then used my Orion Welder to weld two new prongs on the back of the emblem and then add new epoxy to secure the emblem in place.

 

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Unitas Pocket Watch Serviced

I received this pocket watch in the mail. Its an Annex Pocket Watch with a Unitas Movement from the early 1980’s. This watch was not running at all until I removed the second had and it started right up. It still need a good service done to it to keep proper time. Below is the results from the service I performed to get it running like new.

 

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Black Onyx Signet Ring Repair

It has been a while since I have posted anything on my Blog so I plan to be more active. I will not only be posted watch repairs, but I will also post Clock repairs, Jewelry Repairs and also jewelry design and fabrication. Below is a carved onyx signet ring that was in touch shape, the onyx was loose and the gold was scratch up. I burnished the metal around the onyx and this got rid of the rattling that the customer would hear from it and I polished this ring to a mirror shine.

 

Signet Ring

 

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