Jorgensen Studio creates artisan handmade jewelry in sterling silver and other precious metals. I specialize in unique non-traditional engagement rings, wedding bands, and vintage inspired jewelry. Thank You for visiting. I hope my art brings as much joy to you as it does me.
Busy, Busy, Busy
It has been awhile since I've posted, I am sorry. Life just takes over and my blog gets forgotten. I keep telling myself I need to get better at this, but like exercise its all too easy to procrastinate this task until tomorrow.
I have been busy, June is a big month here. Two birthdays, a graduation, everyone home for the summer. Trips to state parks, garage sales, picnics and new jewelry to make for wedding season.
I just thought I would post a few pictures of the new pieces, some have been posted to the Etsy shop, some not yet.
This is the new big white topaz "Let them Eat Cake" ring & the new swirl wedding band, both in sterling silver bright finish. Listed Here
The new white topaz three stone ring, bright finish, round faceted stones. Sterling silver patterned band. Listed Here
I have had these beautiful heart shaped blue topaz stones forever, but they were just waiting for the right inspiration.
A three stone ring with a center of white topaz 6mm, and two 5mm heart shaped swiss blue topaz on the swirl patterned band with the matching wedding band, both in bright sterling silver. Usually, I am not a big fan of the color blue, but I must say I am totally smitten with this ring.
I use mostly bezel settings in my work. I make my rings so that the bezel is flush with the band and does not sit atop of it for a more integrated look. Having the bezel setting taper allows for a bigger stone to be set while still allowing the bands to sit closer together for stacking rings.
Being mostly self taught, I looked to the google first to see if I could find a tutorial on how to make these types of bezels. There were none to be found. I did find a rather heavy bezel block that is used to make these tapered bezels and bought it, but alas, it did not come with instructions.
After many failed attempts to make a cylinder turn into a cone, I figured I must be doing something horribly wrong. Wouldn't you know it, there was math involved, much to my dismay.
I am going to show you the process I have come to for making this little tapered bezel step by step. Except for the math part ( you will need that to make your template), it is simple. I did come across this nifty cone calc…
Mother's Day Gift Guide
8 Things Mom would Really Love
Mother's Day is fast approaching. If you are the kid that runs into CVS before brunch every year for a card and a bunch of flowers that are less than fresh, let me help you out with a few ideas that she will really love. Most are affordable and some can even be done last minute.
1. Your Time:
Schedule a special day for you and her to spend some time together. It could be mani/pedis at the spa. A trip to her favorite museum or art event. Even a class that you can do together. "Plant nights" are a cute thing that are popping up across the country where you spend the evening making a terrarium to take home. If plants aren't her thing how about a night of wine and painting? Those things are everywhere.
2. Plants Not the dying ones for the grocery store or the pharmacy chain. Have one of these super adorable kits shipped to her - we don't all live close enough to do plant night together, but she can build…