Craft Your Love – A Unique Wedding Ring Workshop

Craft Your Love – A Unique Wedding Ring Workshop

Course Description Jim Dailing became passionate about jewelry in college in 1977 after watching a friend skillfully cut an opal. He knew then that he had found his creative outlet. Jim spent the next 10 years furthering his education and gaining experience in a...

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Beyond the Basics – Crafting your Unique Wedding Rings

Beyond the Basics – Crafting your Unique Wedding Rings

Course Description Are you and your partner looking to make your wedding day truly unforgettable by creating one-of-a-kind wedding rings that reflect your unique love story? "Beyond the Basics: Crafting Unique Wedding Rings" is the perfect course for couples seeking...

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Old Jewelry to New

Old Jewelry to New

I'm working on right now is a very unusual piece for me. Some of you may know that most of what I do are one of a kind engagement and wedding rings. Occasionally I receive a request to create something very unique and different. A new client from the Portland Oregon...

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Proposing with an Invitation Ring

Proposing with an Invitation Ring Occasionally when a client is unsure of choosing the perfect ring to propose with for their fiancee I recommend creating a simple, inexpensive Invitation Ring.  The invitation ring is often just a silver band to keep costs minimal and...

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Black diamonds and platinum

Black diamonds and platinum

Today many people are looking for a more unique and personal approach to their wedding rings and one of the most striking is the contrasting balance between black diamonds and platinum. Each unique, but strike an uncompromising look that is both contemporary and yet...

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Finding the perfect gemstone at the Tucson Gem Show

Finding the perfect gemstone at the Tucson Gem Show

It's been a few years since my last visit to the Tucson Gem Show, but it truly is one of my favorite events during the year.  I am surrounded by my tribe of kindred spirits who love to design and create in metal and stones.  I'll be leaving in less than a week with a...

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New Year beginnings

New Year beginnings

Much of the jewelry that I create for my clients involves the recycling of existing pieces of jewelry in gold, platinum or silver that have lost their physical or sentimental luster. This new year in many ways is the same for me personally as I transition from being...

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A Thanksgiving memory

A Thanksgiving memory

As we approach Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday of the year, I am reminded of the people that have influenced my life over the years.  Every one of them was a giving and caring individual who saw the magic in life and the possibility of creating a better world. When...

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Wedding rings that reflect your journey together

Wedding rings that reflect your journey together

As a designer and maker of custom engagement and unique wedding rings I thrive on getting to the core of who my clients are as individuals and as couples. Over the years these rings have taken on various symbols and metaphors that reflect their journey together....

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A journey helps create a couple’s engagement ring

A journey helps create a couple’s engagement ring

One of the great joys in creating wedding jewelry is blending amazing gems and precious metals into engagement and wedding rings with a story. Sometimes those stories are quite literal and on occasion a simple reference to something that is important to a couple can...

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Teaching jewelry making workshops

Teaching jewelry making workshops

Simply put, I make jewelry because I love making jewelry. I love the hammers and torches. I love the files, gadgets as well as the hand tools that I’ve crafted over the years. I love everything about designing and creating custom engagement and wedding rings. I also...

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Jewelry for the hands

Jewelry for the hands

Jewelry for the hands   Over the years of my creating custom engagement and wedding rings one thing that I have learned is that I love making jewelry for hands because I think that hands are beautiful! Hands are amazing feats of natural engineering that can build...

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