Sunday, August 29, 2010

One-Of-A-Kind Blackening Silver Rings and Stamping Silver Pendent

Material: Palladium silver and 925 silver
Design : Handmade 9 Bands Ring
Texture: Hammered

Inspired By : Blacken Silver Couple Rings

A design idea that is inspired by  925 Blackening Silver Couple Rings. Client is from Sabah. She has two design ideas of the 9 bands: (1) Color of the metal in black and white alternatively (2) as above. 

Material : 925 Silver
Design: Handmade Name Stamping Pendent 

The pendent is ordered in a pair as a gift to a new born baby and the mother.  The names are results from stamping effects. 

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Door Gift - Mother of Pearl with Stamping Brass Plate Inlayed

The pendent original logo pattern was hand engraved and blacken a bit with black ink. (The ink even smear around the engrave logo :( ) When it comes to hand engrave the person who handle the engraver must be very skillful or you will get amateur results. Chin has this sparkling idea of metal inlay which make the mother of pearl more presentable. He calculated the whole cost and client agree to pay slight higher for better results.

The brass stamping mold is best option for small production which the cost is much more lower compare to EDM mold. In fact, when producing steel stamping mold the quantity of production has to be high. And when it is use for minor production, then I will say the mold is under utilized.

We have tried two type of metal i.e. brass and pure silver as inlay. Both designs present different color matching but both looks great. At the end of the day, client picks the pure silver stamping plate. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Palladium Silver Initial Ring

His Sketch
His paper cutting prototype

This is a gift from his parent - as a graduation souvenir which he designs for himself.  The artwork was done nicely and tidily. Our conversation started a few months ago, I think that should be sometime during CNY. Then he came back to me when the article from SUN newspaper reminded him. In the month of June, he visited my home studio with all the informations of the ring design and I like his paper cutout prototype - SO CUTE!

The ring manage to be completed within two weeks and to be deliver the night before he fly back to Australia.   I have always make full advantage of the morning sun light to take the best jewelry photos. This is  best time when everything reflect it original color. However there is alway exceptional case when shooting has to be done under white light, and the results is shown as above.....:(

Monday, August 9, 2010

Beautiful Song and Lyric About Love from Bette Midler

LOVE - we must learn the way to do it right.

From Divine Madness

Some say love, it is a river
that drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor
that leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love, it is a hunger,
an endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
and you it's only seed.

It's the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance.
It's the dream afraid of waking
that never takes the chance.
It's the one who won't be taken,
who cannot seem to give,
and the soul afraid of dyin'
that never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely
and the road has been to long,
and you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong,
just remember in the winter
far beneath the bitter snow
lies the seed that with the sun's love
in the spring becomes the rose.

18K Yellow Gold Name Embossed Engagement Rings

The hidden message...

Inspired by The Princess Ring

His name on her ring...

Her ring on his ring....

Flush setting cubic zirconia....

His is a software engineer with tonnes of works in que. And she is a student studying overseas.  On that was 19th July 10 evening, Chin only have 15 minutes to confirm their ring sizes and to get down payment confirmation from them. I have got less then three weeks to deliver and thats means "Sleepless night"? Not anymore! 

This production line for this design concept has fine tuned and ready to be commercialized. Yeah! Ultimately all R & Ds need to get some returns.

Client is fast confirm on the artwork presentation but the material make him undecidable. His parents says 916 gold got better value and Jane said 18K gold got better quality of workmanship. Finally, he decides to have a durable engagement ring which they will carry it for 4 years before the marriage.

Delivery was on 7th August 2010 and feel glad when he was satisfy. 

Saturday, August 7, 2010

A Secret Mission Has Been Accomplished - Final Episode

Did I mentioned that this project is solely handmade? Since it is so, all the credits should go to Chin. I was busy on some engraving projects with tight deadline. And client's husband suppose to be back a week later, and the ring should be the "spotlight" of the their 13th anniversary. Chin decided to skip the CAD drafting part and strait to production. I was quite worry on the measurement of the pointed design. Cause everything must be match back to the original design. Client left the ring for a two days and we only managed to jot down the dimension. 
However, Chin just did it! The rings are perfectly match. Lady's design maintain to be feminine and the Man's has metaphor to "masculine". 

Thanks for this loving couple for giving me permission to post their picture. May God blessed the marriage and their two handsome sons.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Corporate Gift - Celtic Cuff link Set with Cubic Zironia

I can not deny I love Celtic design. The weaving effect make the metal become soft and dramatic. The flow of the weaving band always capture my attention. Which suppose on the top and who should come first - I will really study it! 

The mold is done by JewelCad and MDX-15. The rest got to be handmade then send to plating. The curvature of the weaving is not as even as it suppose to be. I did it manually - move the CV points to create ups and down effect. I will recommend ArtCam to do this task and the result will be perfect!

There are two different quality for this pair of cuff link. Can you spot which one is the better quality one?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Secret Mission Has Been Accomplished

His Original Platinum Ring

The Duplicated One

Solid and thicker band creates the "Masculine" effect

Perfect Flush Setting with Cubic Zirconia
Mirror Finishing

This mission has to be done in highly confidential mode. YES! The mission is to make a duplicate wedding ring for a husband during their 13th Wedding Anniversary. The old ring was too tiny (i.e. ring size 4 times smaller) and the design has to be adjust to become more masculine to fit his finger.

I love surprises and will do my very best to meet this HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL MISSION. :D

Task No1:
To take a photo of the husband existing wedding ring which is 4 size smaller and show it to me for quote - Mission Accomplished!

Task No 2:
To finds all sorts of excuses just to get rid of the loving husband so to drop by to my home studio. (They always go everywhere in pair.) Plus, not to leave any suspicious clues during the "GET RID OF HIM" action. Plus, too many overseas friends to be entertained - Task No 2 Failed for the 1st time!

Task No 3:
Recall task No 2 , (Yeah! Secret Agent always got the tough mentality to use whatever tactic to complete their mission.) The loving husband was overseas and she was glad for the good timing - Mission Accomplished!

Task No 4:
Husband will be back a week later to celebrate her birthday. On the same day,she plans to pass the ring to him as a belated birthday present for him as well as the wedding anniversary gift. The ring was completed two days before the dateline, the great part is - she loved the results. - Mission Accomplished!

The Final Episode!
mobile: +6016 2668 066 (Jane) & +6012 2446 286 (Chin)
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