MANUFACTURING PROCESS

Est. 2008

My craft

I specialize in creating unique, custom jewelry pieces. And this is what I love to do the most.
This kind of work requires creativity and great attention to the client’s expectations, but most of all it is important to build a good empathy with the client.

The latter is especially easy for me. The ability to quickly put myself in the client’s frame of mind, but without losing focus, and the ability to create something that the client will love is something that comes easily and quickly to me, perhaps because of a good mix of experience and attitude.

This is one of the things I love most about my job. Certainly creating and making a piece of jewelry is more of a passion than a job, but when a piece of jewelry of mine touches someone deep inside… that makes me truly happy.

On this page you will find some of the jewelry I have created for my clients. Each one is unique and will always remain so, just like the person who wears it now.

PRECISION

Experience meets craftsmanship

Being called an artisan makes me happy. It’s a name that brings to mind the old days and a blend of experience, professionalism and craftsmanship that goes into producing quality, often paired with art. Which is a bit of what I do….

The process of making a piece of handmade jewelry is long and quite complex, and it has remained almost unchanged over time. It requires knowledge and experience, but also patience and self-control – especially when something goes wrong and you know you have to start all over again….

Many of my jewelry pieces have either stones or pearls on them. My personal taste, style, and experience certainly play a role in the selection of stones and pearls, but of course the final choice comes from discussions with the client. Here are some of the stones and pearls I usually use in my jewelry.

Handmade

The process

Here is a brief description of how your expectations become your next jewel:

PHASE 1. PROJECT

After discussing the project with the client, I create some drawings that depict the final result and are the basis for my work. Nowadays I could do this with 3D software, but I still prefer colored pencils.

PHASE 2. MATERIALS

Now it’s time to choose the materials, based on the project and the client’s choice.

PHASE 3. WAX MODELING

Once the project and materials are approved by the client, I make the wax model that I will use to prepare the plaster mold.

PHASE 4. CASTING

And here comes the critical moment…casting is a particularly important and delicate step that requires experience, speed and concentration. Opening the mold and seeing that everything went well is always a great feeling.

PHASE 5. FABRICATION

I then work on the jewelry using a variety of techniques including welding, soldering, chiseling, hammering, stone mounting and more, depending on the project.

PHASE 6. FINISHING

Finally, I finish the surfaces according to the project and polish the piece of jewelry. Now it is ready for you!