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Free Form and Architectural Jewelry

In the last few weeks I have been working on some special wax carving projects. I usually fabricate most of my jewelry from sheet, wire and various metal stock but sometimes a project calls for unusual curves or shapes so I carve a wax model to be cast in silver or gold.

Deep Dark Winter

Wyoming winter aspen trees.

Wyoming is a great place to experience a true winter and the end of December through the beginning of January always proves to be a deep dark and extremely cold time. Last week we had a spell of 20 below zero weather. But already I can tell the days are just getting a wee bit longer; it's been two weeks since the solstice.

Two Into One: melting two rings together to make a new one.

I recently had the opportunity to make a wedding ring for a customer who wanted to combine a ring from her family and the groom's family. She wanted to have them melted together to become one ring for her fiance. The two gold rings were her mother's diamond engagement ring and his father's wedding ring.

Here Comes Summer!

May 27, 2014

Summer is fast approaching. Life in Pinedale, Wyoming goes from winter to summer in an instant, it was snowing 2 weeks ago and now it's in the 70's, the grass is getting green and already needs to be cut. Our corner of the USA is heaven on Earth in the summertime, wilderness and wildlife abound and the sky is huge and blue.

Commercial to Custom

Written April 17, 2014

Sometimes a customer comes to me with a piece of jewelry she doesn't wear or has outgrown and wants a new and improved piece. I love to transform a ring from commercial to custom and she loves that she gets a one of a kind piece of jewelry. Here are two recent examples:

Commercial diamond ring to custom diamond ring:

Commercial diamond ring to custom diamond anniversary pendant:

New to Instagram

Written August 6, 2013

After some urging by a friend I have signed up Isabel Jewelry for Instagram photo sharing site.  My name on there is isabeljewelry so please follow me if you are into Instagram.  I'll be posting fun photos of new jewelry and workshop activity!

Pinterest and Culture Front

Written May 31, 2013

I've joined Pinterest after seeing the fun my friends have on it. You can find my page and boards here:

http://pinterest.com/isabeljewelry/boards/

Custom Rose Gold Ring

Written May 17, 2013

Sometimes a customer wants a certain twist on one of my rings and I can make a custom version for her or him. This is a 6mm 14K Rose Gold band with a satin finish, what is different is that it has a domed look rather than my usual flatter band.

Isabel Rucker artwork on the walls, Spring 2013

Written March 9, 2013

 

I recently hung new paintings in the shop. The "Her Guides" series, "Cloudscape" and "Mirror Box".

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