Making bespoke jewelry is one of the most satisfying experiences I can think of. I thoroughly enjoy coming up with an idea or concept out of the blue and following through to make a tangible object of beauty.
All of these bespoke items were created at different times and they reflect those times for me: The engraved pendant is made with one of my very first engravings, the cast crystals were made by pressing a real crystal into the soft inside of a cuttlefish bone to make a negative space I then filled with molten silver. The Labradorite pendant and the Pearl necklace were made to take to the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. They each employ a highly satisfying technique of adhering pure metal molecules (24k gold to fine silver) called Kumbu. The pearls are from Nova Scotian scallops - the famed Digby Scallops, in fact, and they are harder and more iridescent than oyster pearls. The Rutilated Quartz ring was made using a hand cut rutilated quartz I purchased at the Parsborro Gem and Mineral Show. It was inspired by a tourmalinated quartz ring made by one of my esteemed jewelry instructors, Dariusz Babel.
I often make one offs, but unfortunately I don't often photograph them before they head off into the world.