20 August 2013

Summer's creative process...

What a whirlwind of custom-related activity filled the studios the past several months!  

I was pleased to have so many unique commission requests as they provided a tangible foundation to teach some of our new students a little bit more about coloured gemstones given they have had their fair share of working with diamonds the past quarter.  

Since May, they have had the opportunity to observe the step by step process of creating a piece of custom jewelry from the initial brainstorming of design ideas,  selecting quality gems and pairing them with appropriate metals, refining sketching techniques, and finally watching the fabrication process from start to finish in the studio!

Please enjoy the showcase above of some sketches as well as finished pieces that were created this summer!

Kindly note that we will be taking a break from blogging until late spring 2014 in order to keep up with the studio's workload to prepare for upcoming shows and to complete custom commissions... Have a wonderful winter holiday and best wishes for a joyful new year!