Love, Life, and Diamonds for 2015

Love, Life, and Diamonds for 2015

Ron Finch has been in the jewelry business for over 40 years. We first featured his work back in 2009, and he continues to create and share beautiful pieces — and is starting to include some basic hand engraving. The piece is a great metaphor for bringing in a new...
Gorgeous Gorget

Gorgeous Gorget

This crescent-shaped piece of jewelry, known as a gorget, has a long history behind its form. Originally, the gorget was a piece of fabric worn around a woman’s neck. During the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the term was used to describe a piece of armor that...
The Right Kind of Relief

The Right Kind of Relief

Gold is a beautiful metal. With its warm hues and forever-fair complexion, gold is a perfect choice for hand engraving and jewelry. Sam Alfano, a master of design, lettering, and (of course) hand engraving, recently completed this heavy gold ring. This piece features...
Imperfection and Beauty of Chaos

Imperfection and Beauty of Chaos

College students often find that it is a good practice to take notes in class, but when you’re an art student with a pencil in hand, notes often turn to doodles. A wild variety of subject matter begins to fill the margins of the page as one sketch leads into the...
Artistic Transitions

Artistic Transitions

Evgeni Dimov, a Bulgarian master of carving and engraving, shared these photos of his recent work with us. He has always been interested in the arts, committing time to drawing and graphic design. During the early 1990’s, he began to try miniature wood carving...
When You Are No Longer a Student

When You Are No Longer a Student

As artists, do we ever stop learning? Do we ever stop being “the student” and move on to just being a teacher or just an artist? The answer should always be a firm, resounding no — we can always learn something new about our craft. Anneliese Narcisi, who...