1-19-18-final

1-19-18
Round brilliant diamonds channel set in sterling silver pendant.

Happy new year, everyone! Sorry for the long hiatus. I’m now back from Christmas break and starting my final semester at TIJT. I completed my Repair Technician certificate last month, and I’ll be graduating in May with an AAS in Jewelry Technology and a certificate in Gemology! By August I’ll also be certified in CAD.

I hope to work with gems or design, but I will be searching for any and all jewelry related jobs in the Austin area starting this August. Almost there!

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7-21-17
14KY gold pendant and chain with Akoya pearl and red coral

I took my inspiration from Ise Shima National Park in Mikimoto’s (of Mikimoto Pearls) home region.

I have always been inspired by Japanese culture, history, sociology, philosophy. Been learning about pearls this past week and finding the whole process very interesting.

 

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Hello and welcome!

Since this is my first post, I’ll introduce myself.

My name is Joss. I’m a new designer and bench jewelry student located in Texas. I am very new to the world of jewelry, but I’ve been drawing and creating art in one way or another my entire life.

New renderings will be posted every weekend. Additionally, there will be blog posts covering topics like confidence, inner strength, and finding your own personal balance. I hope to offer a little bit of something for everyone.

I sincerely thank you for being here.

About this piece:
I had originally planned to work on a simple ring, but the design had other plans, so I ran with it. Pink CZ + yellow gold.