Carnelian Saddle Ring - JDM Jewelry Designs by Mikki
Carnelian Saddle Ring
One of a kind carnelian and sterling silver saddle ring. Carnelian cabochon is a 10 mm round with a plain bezel accented with a bead frame on a textured backplate with accent drilled holes and balls with a plain 4mm wide shank. Ring is a US/Canadian size 9. Cabochon sourced through Gem Storm, Kingston.
Carnelian is said to promote vitality and confidence.
I began my jewelry-making journey in 2009 after retirement and to fulfill a need to channel my creativity. I started with learning the basics of wire work and chain maille – always striving to acquire new techniques through books and online videos. But after taking one beginner silversmithing course five years ago, I realized I had found a new direction of working with silver. At the same time, I learned the art of lapidary where my love of natural gemstones and rocks has become an obsession. The ability to cut and polish cabochons into varying shapes also gives me a tremendous amount of flexibility in designing each piece of jewelry.
I was recently told that my work “is very unique and could become an heirloom that a mother or daughter would want to pass on to future generations”. That statement was an extraordinary compliment, but it was also an affirmation that the uniqueness and longevity of my designs has been my primary focus since becoming a silversmith and lapidary artist.
I work out of my home studio in Harrowsmith, ON and each of my pieces is hallmarked with my signature stamp and, when I have the opportunity, I love to teach beginners the basics of silversmithing and chain maille.
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