TV Spot on Local Channel 3 News KEYT
We put a lot of energy into our rock collection and each year, we host two gallery shows, each one with a theme. We do an Opal Collection Show each Fall, through the winder, and an ever changing show each spring and summer. This year our spring show was “Odd & Interesting Gemstones” Which got me an interview on the local news!
Video Interview with Customer about Custom Ring
Video Interview with CustomMade.com Customer for a set of knotwork rings using a sapphire and Diamond. One of the first jobs I performed through this venue.
Making of a Turquoise Ring - Rock and Gem Feature Article
This is the full length article that I wrote and was honored to have published in Rock & Gem Magazine in the February 2011 Issue. This online version features the full text and 50 photographs.
Our Oregon Sunstone Mining Trip
In early 2011, Shasta and I braved the remote mines of Eastern Oregon, eager to try our luck digging for Oregon Schiller Sunstones. Read about our adventure here! This article was also published in Rock & Gem Magazine in their June 2011 Issue.
Video of my Icarus Session
What is an Icarus Session? The short version: people volunteer to give a 140 second talk about what they're working on, creating or building, to do it with vulnerability, passion and generosity. And then to sit down and cheer on the next person. This is a video of my practicing my talk, before giving this same demonstration in front of a live audiance.
Customer Makes his Own Engagement Ring
This heart felt video was shot and composed by my customer as he created his own engagement ring under my watchful eyes and helping hand. The couple also came and created each others wedding bands themselves, which are seen in the attached picture. I have poisted this here with their permission.
I do offer appointments like this on a limited bases. This video was shot at my old location when my shop was still out on my back porch!
Making a Custom Zora Sapphire Ring
In this brief video, I am about half way through the making of one of my famous Zora Sapphire Rings. In this particular version, the ring shank is rose gold and the head is white gold, which means a few extra steps are needed.
Polishing Opals by Hand
A 12 minute video showing my process for polishing loose opals by hand. This process is easy to do, once you've roughed out a raw opal into its basic shape using grinding and sanding wheels.