This bespoke piece was so special to me for many reasons! For one, it was for my sweet sister, Tess. Second, I was able to work with her fiancé, who lives in California, to bring it to life. Third, they gave me the opportunity to make my very first engagement ring. Providing me the opportunity to share it with you! I am so excited to start doing more engagement rings and wedding bands. Someday soon I will be designing and planning my own line of bridal jewelry.
Mother Daughter Birthstone Rings
Lake Michigan found Petoskey Stone
This bespoke order was very special to the woman who asked me to create it. Petoskey stone happens to be Michigan’s state stone which made it very special for me to create since I am out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Petoskey is a fossilized coral that is found in the Great Lakes. She gave me the sweet little petoskey pebble she found along the shore of Lake Michigan and asked me to polish it lightly. It is on a 24” chain and set in a very simple bezel setting. This is the third bespoke order that I have created with stones found along or in the Great Lakes.
Special Order Bar Cuffs
These brass and silver cuffs were a special order in memory of the woman's father. She ordered two, one for her mother and one for herself. This was a just because gift. The roman numerals are her father's birthday.
Repair on Mother's Ring
This was a repair I did for a client who sent me her mother's ring that she had bought at an art fair years ago. She wore the ring for 20+ years that the prongs eventually wore down and the stone fell out. I searched for a new stone to take the lost amethyst's place and ended up with a larger amethyst. Then, I replaced the setting. Technically this is a repair job and not a bespoke piece that I created. I thought I would share with you that I am capable to do repair work depending on the job. Another option might be to have me make a new piece of jewelry using your old jewelry!
His and Hers Wedding Bands
These wedding bands were for a Michigan bride and her soon to be husband. She wanted something unique, handmade and different from what was out there on the market. The placement of the diamonds in the design of this rose gold wedding band was to create a "V" that would accent her solitaire engagement ring. The groom wanted something simple and comfortable. His band is sterling silver and was created to have a comfort fit.
Chalcedony & Sterling Silver Ring
This ring was a gift to a girlfriend from her boyfriend on their one year anniversary. He did something right because on their two year anniversary she said yes to his proposal!
Gold Remodel with Geode
Her Grandpa's Found Rough Stones
Her grandpa found these seven rough stones on one of his adventures panning for gold. To help her cherish them and the memory of her grandfather I designed this brass cuff bracelet with sterling silver prong settings. Her daughter had previously gifted her with one of my personalized cuff bracelets so she asked if they could match. I love how the jewelry we choose to adorn ourselves with can hold such precious stories or memories.
Rutilated Quartz & Sterling Silver Ring
This ring was designed and created for a woman who loves her stones. She told me her stone of choice and I presented her with three designs to choose from. I love the design she chose!
Bartered Bespoke Bloodstone Ring
This ring was bartered for photography services from my friend Emily Moelker Photography. I love to trade services for services. It is a great way to connect and collaborate with my community of friends and their small businesses. Emily is a fabulous photographer, you should go check her out!
Did you know the Michigan State Gem is "Greenstone" or "Isle Royale Greenstone". It is actually called Chlorastrolite and is found as small rounded pebbles on the beaches of Isle Royale in Lake Superior and also throughout the Keweenaw Peninsula. The crystal structure of the stone makes it a very brittle stone so a pendant is a great way to go! This pendant was a bespoke order for a Michigander. She special requested the stone and I designed the pendant. What a great way to show your Michigan pride!
Vintage Inspired Turquoise Ring
This ring was requested by a man looking for something unique and one of a kind for his beautiful girlfriend. Needless to say, she loved it and him for his thoughtfulness!
Beauty from Ashes
This order was requested as a gift for a bride on her wedding day from a best friend. These two dates signify different chapters in the brides life. One signifies the loss of her older brother and the other, the day she married the love of her life. It will serves as a reminder of the one she lost but also a reminder of the beauty that came out of the ashes.
Pin for the first Conference of U.S. Women Governors
It was an honor to design and create the commemorative pin for the first Conference of U.S. Women Governors. I created the structure of the pin to represent how effective leaders bring people together by establishing a vision, communicating a strategy, and motivating individuals to work together to achieve a common goal. The deep navy blue of the enamel symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, sincerity, stability, truth, and faith, dimensions of good leadership. I am inspired by and personally thankful to every one of the woman governors for all their strength, courage, hard work, and, most importantly, for the example they set for every woman.
Gift for the Bridesmaids
This cuff was designed with many others for a woman to gift her bridesmaids for standing by her side on her special day. I drew three different designs to have her choose from and she chose this edgy cuff bracelet. I love making bridesmaid jewelry and even give a nice discount for larger bespoke orders like these. Shoot me a message and lets talk about designs for your bridesmaids!
Michigan Greenstone Earrings
The start of this project came from a man handing me some raw greenstone pieces asking me if I could polish them. I had previously taken a lapidary class at Studio JSD in Grand Haven, Michigan so it was perfect timing. This man collected them on a trip with his wife and had asked me to polish them up and make a pair of earrings for his wife. I drew up three sketches and this was the design he chose!
Bumble Bee Cuff
This cuff bracelet was so much fun for me to create. The woman who it was for specifically requested this stone. I hand picked out the stone while working at Bead and Button in Milwaukee for Gary Wilson. He hand cuts all of his stone and they are just stunning! Go big or go home, am I right? I love creating big statement pieces like this one and am very thankful for the opportunity. I am your girl when it comes to statement pieces of jewelry!
Black Druzy & Oxidized Sterling Silver
This ring was created for one of my number one supporters. She liked a previous design of mine but wanted a different stone. I sent her images of the stones I had on hand that would work well with the design and she chose this beautiful black druzy. I need to find more stones this shape, It fits perfect with my collection!
Sterling Silver Mother Daughter Ring
This beautiful ring was made for a mother who shares the same birthday as her baby girl. The stones were chosen because diamonds are the birthstone for April.