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smithing – creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

It’s always a joy to see other people’s creative techniques. I have written before here and here about the process of silversmithing, and I thought you might like another little insight into this world.

Emerald Green Drusy Agate Oval Cabochon

First, the drusy gemstone (from my never-ending collection!) and a rough design sketch. I’ve already created the bezel (the metal that wraps around the stone) in this picture, bending a straight strip of metal (like the one pictured) around the stone.

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

The next step is preparing the backing plate. He’s some sawing and filing in action.

After filing, comes emerying.

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

And laying out the component parts to see how it will look. The balls of silver are made by heating some little pieces of silver until they melt – the molten silver naturally gathers up into a sphere. It’s fun stuff!

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

I emery the back of the bezel flat, so that the join between the two pieces of metal will be exact and the solder will flow correctly.

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

Then it’s time for a bit of heat.

I love how from this dirty blackened thing comes an object of beauty!

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

Into a solution of sulphuric acid to remove all the oxidization etc.

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

While the piece is pickling, I create the bail (the part from which the pendant will hang), and a little plate stamped with my maker’s mark and ‘925’ to show the piece is made from sterling silver.

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

Those are soldered onto the piece, then it’s back in the pickle and after that, a rinse off.

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

After a good clean-up, with lots of emerying down to a fine grade, I mount the piece on a wax dop so that i can set the stone.

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

My engraving ball comes in super-handy here!

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

Some time with my chasing hammer, and the stone is set.

smithing - creation of a gemstone and sterling silver pendant

And finally, the finished piece!

Bright Green Drusy Agate and Granulation Sterling Silver Pendant

If you like this pendant, you can see more of it here in my shop.

Grey Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Grey Drusy Agate Ring

Grey Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

I love all the cabochons I source, but once in a while I come across a cabochon that I just can’t part with. This grey drusy agate is one of those.

Grey Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

I love this ring, and I’ve been wearing it nearly every day!

Grey Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

If you’d like a custom made gemstone ring of your own, check out my gemstone collection, and let me know which one you love the most!

Lapis Lazuli Cabochon Pair

Lapis Lazuli Oblong Cabochon Pair

The gorgeous dark blue lapis lazuli gemstone cabochons shown here are 24mm long. They are available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring, pendant or earrings for you. 

Lapis Lazuli has been mined in Afghanistan for over 6,000 years. It is believed to be good for communications and good judgement, for enhancing memory, and to attract success.

Dark Silver Titanium Coated Drusy Agate Round Cabochon

Drusy Agate – Dark Silver Titanium Coated Round Cabochon

The dark silver drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 20mm diameter. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

The titanium coating is applied to the natural drusy stone using an environmentally friendly process called Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) that uses only electricity to deposit a thin coating of titanium, silver, gold, cobalt or other high-grade natural metal. Treat this titanium druzy as you would an opal or pearl. A mild soap and water rinse will maintain the color and clarity of the optical surface of your druzy for a lifetime.

Olive Green Titanium Coated Drusy Agate Oval Cabochon

Reserved – Drusy Agate – Olive Green Titanium Coated Oval Cabochon

This stone is reserved for a lovely customer.

The olive green drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 32mm long. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

The titanium coating is applied to the natural drusy stone using an environmentally friendly process called Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) that uses only electricity to deposit a thin coating of titanium, silver, gold, cobalt or other high-grade natural metal. Treat this titanium druzy as you would an opal or pearl. A mild soap and water rinse will maintain the color and clarity of the optical surface of your druzy for a lifetime.

Caramel Cream Drusy Agate Gemstone Cabochon

Reserved – Drusy Agate – Caramel Cream Oval Cabochon

Please note: This stone is reserved for a lovely client.

The caramel cream drusy agate oval gemstone cabochon shown here is 32mm long. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

This drusy cabochon has possibly been dyed. You can read more about gemstone treatments here. In order to keep your drusy looking good, it is recommended that you do not get it wet or expose it to sunlight for prolonged periods. Your piece can be cleaned using a soft silver polishing cloth.

Pale Pink Titanium Coated Drusy Agate Cabochon

Reserved: Drusy Agate – Pale Pink Titanium Coated Oval Cabochon

PLEASE NOTE: This stone is reserved for a lovely customer.

The pale pink drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 25mm long. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

The titanium coating is applied to the natural drusy stone using an environmentally friendly process called Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) that uses only electricity to deposit a thin coating of titanium, silver, gold, cobalt or other high-grade natural metal. Treat this titanium druzy as you would an opal or pearl. A mild soap and water rinse will maintain the color and clarity of the optical surface of your druzy for a lifetime.

smithing – creation of a teardrop shaped gemstone and sterling silver ring

I love seeing other people’s processes, and I thought it was time to give you all another look into what goes on in my workshop. I have blogged before about how I create one of my signature big chunky rings, and I thought it was time to examine that process again. Here’s how I do it!

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

Firstly, an appropriate width strip of sterling silver sheet .6mm thick is selected.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

This is curved by hand using a pair of half round pliers to fit the gemstone.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

Next, the strip is cut to approximately the right length on my bench peg using my jeweller’s saw, leaving a small extension for soldering against.

In this video, you see me prepare and apply the borax, position the solder (not usually quite so fumbly, I had a bit of stage fright!) and solder the bezel together.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

Once the metal is cool, it goes into the pickle to be cleaned. An explanation of pickle can be found in my previous blog post.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

I trim the excess bezel metal away from the solder join.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

I check to make sure the bezel is a good fit.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

I emery the bottom of the bezel so that it is completely flat and will make a good join with the base plate.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

I select a piece of 1mm thick sterling silver sheet to fit the bezel.

I solder the bezel to the backing plate. Here you see me applying the paillons of solder with borax, and soldering the join. Then it’s back to the pickle.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

After rinsing and drying, a bit of a check to see how it’s looking!

Now, I saw the excess metal from around the bezel setting.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

After filing the edges of the bezel setting, I start creating the ring shank.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

Using the appropriate width of 1.2mm thick sterling silver plate, I bend the shank to the right shape and size.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

I trim the shank to the right length.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

I hammer the shank with a mallet to get it perfectly round (this shot is for explanation only, I actually have the mandrel hard up against the bench to absorb the force when I’m really hammering the ring!).

Emerying the inside of the shank with my flex drive makes life easier.

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

After more filing and emerying, I stamp the inside of the shank with my maker’s mark and 925, which marks the metal as being sterling silver (the 92.5% is the fine silver content).

I solder the shank to the bezel setting assembly.

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Then it’s time for plenty more filing, and coarse to fine emerying to bring the ring close to it’s finished state.  (Zen or tedium, you decide!)

Silversmithing - creating a bezel set ring

Next, I head over to my trusty engraving ball to set the stone.

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Plenty of gentle hammering with my setting hammer later…

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And my work, bar some tidying up, is done!

Persimmon Orange Drusy and Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring

There it is, a beautiful drusy agate ring. I do so love what I do!

Silver Grey Drusy Agate Oval Cabochon

Reserved: Drusy Agate – Silver Grey Titanium Coated Oval Cabochon

Please note: this stone is reserved for a lovely client.

The silvery grey drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 25mm long. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

The titanium coating is applied to the natural drusy stone using an environmentally friendly process called Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) that uses only electricity to deposit a thin coating of titanium, silver, gold, cobalt or other high-grade natural metal. Treat this titanium druzy as you would an opal or pearl. A mild soap and water rinse will maintain the color and clarity of the optical surface of your druzy for a lifetime.

Absinthe Green Drusy Agate Cabochon

Reserved – Drusy Agate – Absinthe Green Oval Cabochon

This gemstone is reserved for a special client.

The absinthe green drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 31mm long. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

This drusy cabochon has been dyed. You can read more about gemstone treatments here. In order to keep your drusy looking good, it is recommended that you do not get it wet or expose it to sunlight for prolonged periods. Your piece can be cleaned using a soft silver polishing cloth.

Grey Titanium Coated Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Grey Titanium Coated Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Grey Titanium Coated Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

I was very happy when Bek asked to make this stunning piece of drusy into a bespoke ring for her.

 

Grey Titanium Coated Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

The sparkle is wonderful, and the ring is a great one for every occasion!

 

Grey Titanium Coated Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

If you’d like your own ring, you can choose your favourite stone from my gemstone collection, and I’d love to create it into something lovely for you!

Pomegranate Red Round Drusy Agate Cabochon

Drusy Agate – Pomegranate Red Round Cabochon

The pomegranate red drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 25mm across. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

This drusy cabochon has been dyed. You can read more about gemstone treatments here. In order to keep your drusy looking good, it is recommended that you do not get it wet or expose it to sunlight for prolonged periods. Your piece can be cleaned using a soft silver polishing cloth.

Baby Blue Titanium Coated Drusy Agate Cabochon

Reserved: Drusy Agate – Baby Blue Titanium Coated Oval Cabochon

Please note: this stone is reserved for a lovely client.

The gorgeous titanium coated baby blue oval drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 31mm long. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

The titanium coating is applied to the natural drusy stone using an environmentally friendly process called Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) that uses only electricity to deposit a thin coating of titanium, silver, gold, cobalt or other high-grade natural metal. Treat this titanium druzy as you would an opal or pearl. A mild soap and water rinse will maintain the color and clarity of the optical surface of your druzy for a lifetime.

Coconut Brown Drusy Agate Round Cabochon

Drusy Agate – Coconut Brown Round Cabochon

The coconut brown drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 18mm long. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

This drusy cabochon has been dyed. You can read more about gemstone treatments here. In order to keep your drusy looking good, it is recommended that you do not get it wet or expose it to sunlight for prolonged periods. Your piece can be cleaned using a soft silver polishing cloth.

Electric Blue Drusy Agate Cabochon

Drusy Agate – Electric Blue Oval Cabochon

The brilliant blue drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 32mm long. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

This drusy cabochon has been dyed. You can read more about gemstone treatments here. In order to keep your drusy looking good, it is recommended that you do not get it wet or expose it to sunlight for prolonged periods. Your piece can be cleaned using a soft silver polishing cloth.

Pink Titanium-Coated Drusy and Sterling Silver Ring

Pink Titanium Coated Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Pink Titanium-Coated Drusy and Sterling Silver Ring

 

The lovely Rosie won The Endeavour Foundation Silver Forge raffle prize this year, and she used her gift voucher towards  a ring.

 

Pink Titanium-Coated Drusy and Sterling Silver Ring

 

She chose this divine titanium coated cabochon from my gemstone collection, and isn’t it a stunner!

 

Pink Titanium-Coated Drusy and Sterling Silver Ring

 

Thank you, Rosie, it was a pleasure to create this ring for you. I’m currently sourcing a couple of other cabochons for more rings for Rosie!

Grey Drusy Agate Geode Cabochon

Drusy Agate – Grey Oval Cabochon

The soft and lovely grey drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 30mm long. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

This drusy cabochon has been dyed. You can read more about gemstone treatments here. In order to keep your drusy looking good, it is recommended that you do not get it wet or expose it to sunlight for prolonged periods. Your piece can be cleaned using a soft silver polishing cloth.

Peacock Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Peacock Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

The lovely Charmaine, for whom I have previously created this ringthis ring, this ring and this ring for, asked me to make her friend a ring from this fabulous round peacock blue drusy agate cabochon.

Peacock Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Unfortunately, we managed to get Charmaine’s friend’s ring size a little confused –

Peacock Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

so Charmaine is keeping this one for herself, and I’ll create another for her friend. As always it is such a pleasure to create for her! Thanks, Charmaine!

Peacock Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Cocoa Brown Drusy Agate Cabochon

Drusy Agate – Cocoa Brown Oval Cabochon

The cocoa brown drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 28mm long. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

I used this cabochon to create this custom piece:

Cocoa Brown Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Grey Titanium Coated Drusy Agate Cabochon

Drusy Agate – Grey Titanium Oval Cabochon

The mysterious grey titanium coated drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 28mm long. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

The titanium coating is applied to the natural drusy stone using an environmentally friendly process called Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) that uses only electricity to deposit a thin coating (measured in angstroms) of titanium, silver, gold, cobalt or other high-grade natural metallic. The PVD process not only enhances and preserves the natural beauty and durability of druzy, but also the planet and ecosystems that created it.

Treat this titanium druzy as an opal or pearl. A mild soap and water rinse will maintain the color and clarity of the optical surface of your druzy for a lifetime!

I used this cabochon to create this custom piece:

Grey Titanium Coated Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

Gold Titanium Coated Drusy Agate Cabochon

Drusy Agate – Gold Titanium Oval Cabochon

The glittering gold titanium coated drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 23mm long. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

The titanium coating is applied to the natural drusy stone using an environmentally friendly process called Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) that uses only electricity to deposit a thin coating of titanium, silver, gold, cobalt or other high-grade natural metal. Treat this titanium druzy as you would an opal or pearl. A mild soap and water rinse will maintain the color and clarity of the optical surface of your druzy for a lifetime.

Pale Pink Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Pale Pink Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Pale Pink Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

Via email, Maggie and I went through some choices from my gemstone collection, and I sent her pictures of a couple of stones that I hadn’t listed yet.

 

Pale Pink Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

She chose this pale pink drusy agate, which is just divine!

 

Pale Pink Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

Thanks, Maggie, it was a pleasure to create this ring for you. I’m looking forward to our next collaboration!

Pink Titanium Coated Drusy Agate Cabochon

Drusy Agate – Pink Titanium Oval Cabochon

The sweet pink titanium coated drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 26mm long. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

I used this cabochon to create this custom piece:

Pink Titanium-Coated Drusy and Sterling Silver Ring

Stormy Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Stormy Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Stormy Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

I was listing some new additions to my gemstone collection on my FaceBook page, and Sarah fell in love with this stormy blue drusy cabochon.

 

Stormy Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

She messaged me, and we arranged for it to be made into a ring for her.

 

Stormy Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

Thanks, Sarah, this was a gorgeous ring to create, and you were lovely to work with!

Pale Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Pendant and Aventurine and Sterling Silver Earring Set

Pale Green Drusy Agate Pendant and Aventurine Earring Set

Pale Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Pendant

 

I created this pendant and earrings set in collaboration with a beautiful customer. We worked together to match the stones and come up with the design idea.

 

Aventurine and Sterling Silver Earrings

 

The shape of the pieces mirror the pattern in the drusy. The pieces are for a gift for Sonia’s daughter, a Taurean – the stones are both birthstones for the sign of Taurus, so very fitting!

 

Pale Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Pendant and Aventurine and Sterling Silver Earring Set

 

Thanks so much, Sonia, it was such a pleasure and an honour to collaborate with you.

Peat Brown Drusy Agate Cabochon

Drusy Agate – Peat Brown Teardrop Cabochon

The rich brown drusy agate teardrop gemstone cabochon shown here is 22mm long. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

This drusy cabochon has been dyed. You can read more about gemstone treatments here. In order to keep your drusy looking good, it is recommended that you do not get it wet or expose it to sunlight for prolonged periods. Your piece can be cleaned using a soft silver polishing cloth.

Pale Pink Drusy Agate Cabochon

Drusy Agate – Pale Pink Oval Cabochon

The soft and lovely pink oval drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 25mm long. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

I used this cabochon to create this custom piece:

Pale Pink Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

 

Stormy Ocean Blue and White Drusy Agate Cabochon

Drusy Agate – Stormy Ocean Blue and White Oval Cabochon

The lovely dark blue oval drusy agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 31mm long. You can read more about what drusy agate is here.

Agate is traditionally believed to help you to discern truth, improve memory and concentration, increase stamina,  prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, enhance personal courage, protect you against danger, and provide a calming influence.

I used this cabochon to create this custom piece:

Stormy Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

The Silver Forge – Drusy Agate Collection

Red Drusy Agate Ring

 

I thought I’d spend a little time reviewing past collections I’ve created.

 

Pinky Orange Sunset Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

One of the first (and possibly the most extensive!) is my Drusy Agate collection.

 

Bright Orange Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

I wrote a blog post about drusy here.

 

Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

I fell in love with drusy when I first saw the piece pictured above, which I bought and made into a ring for myself.

 

Big Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

I’ve since created a number of different pieces, both custom orders:

 

Bluebell Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

and pieces to list in The Silver Forge shop:

 

Pink Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Cocktail Statement Ring

 

I can’t help myself, I just keep adding to my drusy gemstone stash!

 

Drusy Agate - Smoky Grey Oval Cabochon

 

If you’d like to see more, you can check out the drusy collection page.

 

Titanium Coated Cream Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

If you’d like your very own unique, one of a kind drusy piece, just let me know!

 

Black Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

Meanwhile, stay tuned for more delicious drusy.. I’m waiting for a delivery in the next few days!

Bright Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Bright Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Bright Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

The lovely Mel was a lucky one at Christmas time – her husband gave her a drusy agate and sterling silver ring.

Bright Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

He originally bought a ring from my shop, but when it arrived, he realised that he had misjudged the size.

Bright Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring I was happy to help by getting him to return it, and creating a custom made one instead! Louis chose the ring from my gemstone collection.

Mel creates gorgeous things for little people (and some for big!) in her shop Creative Wishes.

So cute!

Sterling Silver Drusy Ring and Petoskey Cuff Set

Petoskey Stone and Sterling Silver Cuff Bangle and Brown Drusy Agate Ring

Sterling Silver Drusy Ring and Petoskey Cuff SetAfter a visit to see my gemstone collection in person, Robbie chose this piece of petoskey stone and piece of drusy agate to be made into a cuff and ring set for his partner.

Petoskey Stone and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet

I love the way the stones are completely different materials, yet still complement each other beautifully!

Brown Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

I finished the ring with a high polish and the cuff with a brushed finish to add some interest and set the off beautifully. Thanks, Robbie!

Black Titanium Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Black Titanium Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Judy loves drusy, just like me, and she asked me if I could source a black drusy stone for her and create a ring.

Black Titanium Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Of course, I was happy to!

Black Titanium Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Now this ring is off to a new home in Switzerland. Thanks, Judy!

Bluebell Mauve Matching Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring and Cuff

Matching Mauve Bluebell Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring and Cuff

This matching mauve bluebell drusy agate and sterling silver ring and cuff are a 21st birthday gift from my lovely customer to her niece.

Mauve Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Cuff

 

Mauve Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Cuff

Meg chose these drusy cabochons after some deliberation.. she has quite an eye for fabulous combinations!

Bluebell Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

 

Bluebell Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

I hope they bring many years of joy. Thanks, Meg!

Pinky Orange Sunset Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Orange Sunset Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

The lovely Charmaine, who I previously created this ring and this ring for, asked me to make her a ring from this divine orange sunset flavoured drusy agate cabochon.

Pinky Orange Sunset Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

The colours and textures of this stone are simply amazing!

Pinky Orange Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

I hope Charmaine loves it as much as her previous two rings.. it was a pleasure to create it for her! Thanks, Charmaine!

Pinky Orange Sunset Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Black Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Black Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

The lovely Leesa, who I created this ring for, recently chose this superb black drusy agate cabochon to be made into a ring.

Black Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Very stylish and understated, it looks gorgeous!

Black Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

I dropped it off to Leesa today, and she was very pleased. Thanks, Leesa!

Black Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Grassy Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

My lovely friend Kylie, from Raw Toys, arranged for her birthday present this year to be one of my drusy pieces! I feel very honoured.

Grassy Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Kylie thought my usual rings might be a bit too chunky for her because she has small hands, so asked would I be able to make her a ring a bit smaller than my usual style. Of course I was totally happy to oblige! I sourced her a special lovely small green piece of drusy.

Grassy Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Kylie is really happy with the way this ring turned out (she even blogged a little bit about that 🙂 ), and that makes me feel happy, too. I love being able to make one of a kind pieces for lovely people!

Grassy Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Thank you so much, Kylie! And for any lovers of beautiful wooden toys and puzzles, head over to Kylie’s MadeIt Shop or her Raw Toys blog and see her gorgeous work. It’s well worth a visit.