Musing Metalsmith

Ginger's thoughts on the latest studio happenings and other musings....

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  • Enlightenment Studs-Fire Opal

    Enlightenment Studs with Fire Opal

    In the Enlightenment series, the sparkle of faceted gemstones is contrasted with the sultry depth of patina. These Enlightenment Studs feature faceted fire opal and sterling silver with patina.  

  • 14K yellow and 14K palladium white gold and diamonds.... telling the story of a 27-year relationship and marriage

    Journey Together

    Capturing and telling the story of a 27-year relationship, my client commissioned this ring to honor his wife on their 25th wedding anniversary. This ring is a timeline. 14K yellow gold is the background – representing the ever-present divine support they have always had. The edges are of 14K palladium white gold, and as you […]

  • Stacking set of mother's rings - forged sterling shanks with patina, 14k bezels, alexandrite (June) and blue zircon (December)

    Mom’s Stacking Set

    Created for a mom, this stacking set of rings honors her three children. The two round stones (blue zircon for her December baby, and alexandrite for her second June baby) are for her living children, and the heart-shaped alexandrite (for her first June baby) is for her daughter in Spirit. The ring shanks are forged and […]

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    Fluid Connection Silver and Copper Bracelets His and Hers

    I created these silver and copper bracelets for a couple who wanted pieces to demonstrate the fluid connection between them. The bracelets are hand fabricated and forged in sizes for him and her, and when worn and with their wrists placed side by side, the flowing pieces of the design transfer from one to the […]

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    The Water Is Calm Handmade Necklace

    This handmade necklace in 14K palladium white gold features a delicate linked chain and custom bezel set white topaz from my client’s gemstone collection.

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    Anastasia Necklace with Purple Labradorite

    This necklace in the Anastasia series features a bezel-set rare purple labradorite cabochon, suspended from a handmade sterling silver chain. The piece is 17″ long and completely handmade. Sterling Silver Patina Labradorite OOAK

  • Contempo Ring

    Contempo Ring

    Contempo Ring Hollowform sterling silver ring with 14K gold accents and amethyst

  • White Wedding

    White Wedding

    14k palladium white gold wedding bands with forged texture

What clients are saying....

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  • I have used Ginger to design and then create two different pieces of jewelry for me……one, in particular, had very special significance to me. She is wonderful in every respect…..she listens, gives feedback that helps guide the process from start to finish (even when you are not quite certain what you are looking for). She […]

    Eric Williams
  • My ring arrived yesterday, and I couldn’t tear the box open quickly enough. Then there was the packing, the box, the plastic bag, and then finally my ring. I was so thrilled and excited. I don’t know if I can properly express how much I admire and treasure the work you did on the ring. […]

    Marsha L.
  • Ginger is THE person to see if you want a unique, meaningful custom-designed piece of jewelry. I am notoriously hard-to-please .. ( in a good way because I’m an artist too ) but she’s blown me away every time.

    Patrick P.
  • My mom came to visit me this weekend and brought the ring that you made for me. I love it! The ring itself is the perfect width and I love the slight irregularity with the surface. The birds are awesome and I love how subtle and simple they are. Everything about it is perfect. Thank […]

    Sasha R.
  • This whole process started with my wife saying “I’d love a locket”. That is the first and only time I’ve heard my wife say something she would like that wasn’t related to the house, or for someone else, or for the furniture, etc…you get the idea. Something for her that was honestly for only her. […]

    Isaac Howard
  • Choice Metals – My Favorites and Why

    As a metalsmith, I could talk metals all day. I am often asked which metal I prefer and why. Here's my abridged manifesto on my favorite metals....

  • It’s Personal: Thoughts On the Narrative Power of Jewelry

    Jewelry is a storyteller. Think about it. There are so many examples in history and literature of a piece of jewelry carrying with it a powerful narrative.

  • Jewelry is Personal

    Decisions. Accomplishments. Commitments. Love. Jewelry honors all of these in your life. You are not ordinary. Your story is not ordinary. Nor should your jewelry be ordinary. Learn more about commissioning custom jewelry....