I know it’s been an incredibly long time since I have updated my blog, but it’s been for a very good reason. So much has gone on and changed in my life that there really hasn’t been time to keep things running on a reasonable time frame, but now that things are slowing down I feel like I can step back into it. So what has been going on, well we’ve moved from sunny Charlotte, North Carolina to the beautiful Pacific North West, Seattle to be more precise. And I’ve never been happier. It’s a gardener’s dream with long rainy springs that are filled with flowers and amazingly sunny summers that just never seem to end. It’s inspired so much new work that I just can’t wait to share with you all.
Wedding season is on it’s way, but before it get’s here when love is in the air, it’s time to start thinking about planning that perfect custom engagement ring. This year colored stones are a big trend in both wedding and engagement rings, especially Emerald Green, the Pantone Color of the Year.
When planning your custom engagement ring you want to know exactly what your options are, from the cut and color of your stones, to the setting of your dreams.
That’s why I wanted to talk to you a little today about stones. Stones that can be set into PMC have to be perfect, no fractures at all, and high rating number on the mohs scale, they should also be tested in the studio they are going to be used in. Some stones can be fired in one studio, but won’t survive in another, though most do work along the PMC guidelines.
The stones above can all be torch fired in Precious Metal Clay, and come in a host of different shapes and sizes, to create your dream piece. From the Beautiful White Sapphire that most resembles the diamond with its amazing refractivity, it’s one and only downside is that large size stones are hard to find, to the White Topaz. Sparkling and clear as water, and luckily available in larger sizes. Lovely Emerald green stones are available in the form of an incredibly rich green Chrome Diopside, and the Aquamarine colored Green Topaz makes for a beautiful piece. Blue Sapphires, red Garnets, Rubies, bright green Peridot, constantly shifting Alexandrite, bright yellow Chrysoberyl, and lovely Moonstone complete your ever expanding palette.
So come over to http://www.OneLoomStudio.com and lets get started making you the ring of her dreams! Maybe we even have something for you too.