MatsMachinations

Mat's Machinations LLC

Kansas City, Missouri · 151 Sales

MatsMachinations

Mat's Machinations LLC

Kansas City, Missouri 151 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(45)

Announcement   Imagination born in metal and stone.

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Last updated on Feb 10, 2016

Imagination born in metal and stone.

J. Mathew Riggs

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J. Mathew Riggs

White Sapphire Three Stone Engagement Ring
White Sapphire Three Stone Engagement Ring
$69.99
Sky Blue Sterling Silver Ring
Sky Blue Sterling Silver Ring
$34.50
Malachite Cabochon
Malachite Cabochon
$65.00
Fields of Malachite Cabochon
Fields of Malachite Cabochon
$85.00
Lighter Rip Clip (Gear)
Lighter Rip Clip (Gear)
$19.99
Stunning Pink Sapphire Silver Bracelet.
Stunning Pink Sapphire Silver Bracelet.
$199.99
Huge Blue Hexagon Sapphire Tie Tack in Silver.
Huge Blue Hexagon Sapphire Tie Tack in Silver.
$96.99
Fine Mozambique Garnet Rose Tie Tack
Fine Mozambique Garnet Rose Tie Tack
$26.99
Small Blue Star Sapphire  Tie Tack(4x6mm)
Small Blue Star Sapphire Tie Tack(4x6mm)
$25.99
Bad Ass Leather Keychain
Bad Ass Leather Keychain
$19.99
Alexandrite Accented Ruby and Sterling Ring.
Alexandrite Accented Ruby and Sterling Ring.
$69.99
Art Nouveau Ruby and Sterling Ring.
Art Nouveau Ruby and Sterling Ring.
$54.99
Large Amethyst Pendant
Large Amethyst Pendant
$49.99
Accented Amethyst Pear Pair
Accented Amethyst Pear Pair
$45.99
Impressive Pink Sapphire Silver Pendant .
Impressive Pink Sapphire Silver Pendant .
$45.99
Ruby Pendant - Clean lines with strong setting.
Ruby Pendant - Clean lines with strong setting.
$46.50
Padparadscha Accented Peridot Earrings
Padparadscha Accented Peridot Earrings
$34.50
Luxuriously Grand Oval White Sapphire Ring
Luxuriously Grand Oval White Sapphire Ring
$195.50
Sapphire and Sterling Ring(size 10)
Sapphire and Sterling Ring(size 10)
$147.50
Beautiful padparadscha sapphire tie tack.
Beautiful padparadscha sapphire tie tack.
$61.99
Amethyst Pear Tie Tack
Amethyst Pear Tie Tack
$43.00
Bright red ruby  tie tack
Bright red ruby tie tack
$39.00
Amethyst Cabochon Pendant
Amethyst Cabochon Pendant
$29.00
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(45)
francesannebarry

francesannebarry on Apr 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

absolutely beautiful, also very very helpful and friendly when resolving a problem, would deffo buy again in the future

rafraden

rafraden on Apr 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Me gusta muchisimo. Lo recocomendaria a cualquier persona

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Michele BAUDRY

Michele BAUDRY on Apr 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

A bit small but really beautiful and amazing black star diopside! Fast shipping. Thank you!

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I am so excited. A lot of the materials I get are already shaped to some degree. Wire and sheet can cost 50% more than just raw silver. I'm looking forward to making more of this from scratch.

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Bezel set amethyst ring.
Bezel set amethyst ring.
$79.00

About

I'm a dwarf trapped in a 6'4" body.

One of my grandfather's did a lot of lapidary work, the other came from a long line of blacksmiths. Neither of these things really registered with me in a significant way until about 5 years ago. Reading a science magazine I came across an article on how we were able to grow rubies by taking the materials that ruby is made up of and basically getting a furnace hot enough to melt them into stone. So after poking around on the internet I found somebody selling them and bought a few for curiosities sake. As soon as I got my first few I was hooked. My dwarven DNA said I needed more, and different stones too! About 3 orders later my brain kicked in and said, "Mat you're spending a lot of money on pretty things to look at that you don't even look at that often since you keep it in a locked chest in the back of a cave guarded by 3 troglodytes."
It didn't take long to wrestle my artistic and creative drive in that direction and figured that if I started making things with them it would be good justification to acquire more. With what little I was able to sell I was able to take a class buys some tools, and start to collect lapidary supplies.(Pretty expensive stuff and my family sold off my grandfather's equipment when he passed.) I found better suppliers and have been increasing production ever since. Very soon I'll be listing some stones that I tumbled set in silver, and I hope to expand into leather work, and gold soon.

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  • J. Mathew Riggs

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    When I was young I read through my grandpappy's lapidary magazines and saw that scientists could actually melt the materials to make ruby. When I got a bit older, and some extra money I bought some rubies that were the size of my thumb. I was hooked.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 4, 2017
Hey, thanks for checking out my shop. If you see something you like great, let me know. If you don't, well, tell me what you'd like to see.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Cash, diamonds, gold nuggets, platinum bars, silver, or paypal.
Shipping
Can upgrade shipping if needed. If buying from outside the United States buyer will have to cover any import or customs fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
I'll cover the costs if it's my bad, even if it's not I'll work something reasonable out with you.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you see a stone or setting you like and would like to swap it for another let me know. I normally have to have multiple hues and sizes.