Here's a quick peek at a new series of pieces in progress. These are fused, which is a very different process from soldering. Fusing means bringing two pieces of metal up to melting temperature so that they melt, or fuse, together. It's difficult to control, and that challenge is part of what makes it one of my favorite techniques. I also like the organic shapes that are possible. These two rings are not finished (I'm considering setting stones in them, like I did in this aquamarine ring) but I'm so happy with the subtle color contrast. I think the gray one is my favorite, and it's made with three different metals, sterling silver, 14k white gold, and a 50% palladium alloy.
I've also been making a collection of pieces with rough diamonds, rose cut diamonds, and diamond beads. Here's the latest one, a sterling silver wedding ring with rough diamond cubes.