Jewelryscapes: Adding Imagery and Scenery to Your Custom Made Jewelry
Is there a scene you’d like to have depicted in a custom jewelry design? Cameos and lockets can keep portraits and photographs of loved ones close to you. However, if you have an idea for a big picture, don’t be disheartened by the relatively small sized canvases that traditional jewelry forms seem to offer representational art. Whether taken from photographs or the imagination, CustomMade artisans can capture subjects that range in size from people to skyscrapers in amazing jewelryscapes.
A wedding is a great opportunity for custom made jewelry that reflects the unique bond between two people. Rocky Hedstrom of RG Hedstrom offers his customers “an original technique” for incorporating their “meaningful imagery into personal metal items.” In this “Bright Horizon” gold and titanium wedding set, the day and site of a couple’s proposal has been preserved forever. The couple walking hand-in-hand, the cloudy sunset, and the dunes and shore have been rendered warmly and evocatively. The images in this lovely scene were taken from a photograph and stamped into titanium sheet and can be repaired or redone in the future.
Custom designed for an avid bowhunter by Classic Creations, this 14kt gold men’s bull elk ring with diamond moon and custom arrowhead on each side features stunning detail. The regal bull elk standing against a majestic background of pine trees, mountains, and a moon fashioned from a diamond is such a powerful scene it’s easy to forget this is all contained on a ring. The detailed knapped arrowheads on each side act like a frame for this landscape in custom jewelry. Artisan Frank McCubbins actually uses a microscope when he sculpts the detailed relief figures below the surface of the ring, which will help keep the images safe from everyday wear and tear.
This yellow and white gold ring “was made to mimic some of the most basic details” of New York’s post-modern AT&T building, designed by the architect Philip Johnson, writes artisan Keith Farley of Artwork-InForm. The look of the windows and the distinctive “Chippendale” style roof of the skyscraper is captured in the ring’s own top. Rather than create a replica, Mr. Farley strove “to create in this ring some of the same sort of feeling and whimsy as is conveyed by the building.” A tourmaline and diamond are also featured in this piece.
Not sure if you prefer the city or the country? Why not depict both in your custom jewelry design? This “Man and Nature” necklace by Jody Lyle Jewelry has a forest, a line of telephone poles, and a skyline, all crafted from silver, surrounding a cool, beautiful turquoise centerpiece pendant that evokes a body of water or perhaps the earth itself. You can also add the matching “Man and Nature” earrings to your ensemble.
Record your own meaningful imagery – whether a portrait, landscape, or cityscape – in a jewelryscape that you can wear wherever you go. Share your ideas for your custom jewelry with a CustomMade artisan in your area today.