We make nearly every piece of jewelry by hand, from the beginning sketch to the final polish.
For a goldsmith, the creative process has moments of inspiration, smooth sections, roadblocks, struggles and breakthroughs. There’s a wonderful satisfaction, and sometimes giddiness, when one really gets it right.
With Valentine’s Day coming, it dawns on us that the energy we put into working on a relationship with a partner is not all that different. We set out with good intentions, and through dedication and thoughtfulness and action, we create something lasting and beautiful. And definitely worth everything we put in it!
How fitting, then, that our first video – in what we plan to be a video series that illustrates how we work – is the process of making a sweet Valentine Heart Pendant. We kept it short and simple, showing the essentials of the materials, tools, and methods we use to make jewelry. The result: an 18k and ruby jewel for a woman you love.
This video is dedicated to Geraldine’s good friend, fellow jeweler Ro Trainor, who is educating the next generation of jewelry makers at North Bennet Street School in Boston – where Geraldine got her basic training all those years ago…