Carla Davenport on Feb 12, 2016
wonderfully beautiful, well crafted! It made the perfect gift for my sister, but now i want one for me!
sashi621 on Dec 19, 2015
I loved the picture of the stone, but it was even more beautiful when I received it! Quality work with a lot of intricate details. Very fast shipment. You will not be disappointed.
Andrew Darlene Schwab on Nov 24, 2015
The Larimar earrings are beautiful, as is the pendant i purchased while on vacation. I ordered the earrings after returning home. The service was excellent and promt. Jeff is friendly yet professional. I highly recommend him.
A Journey in Metal.
My name is Jeff. I am an artisan with the wonderful fortune to live and work on St Croix in the US Virgin Islands. I stroll the beautiful beaches of this island almost daily in search of the treasures that the sea washes in. I collect sea glass, beach pottery, and surf-tumbled stones for inclusion in my jewelry designs. I handcraft all of the items in my shop. I sincerely hope that you enjoy wearing these unique designs as much as I enjoying crafting them for you.
My wire wrapped designs are formed using time-honored techniques for cold-working metal. As such, no heat or glue is applied. This lends an ancient beauty and great strength to the finished pieces.
Many of my designs are soldered. I handcraft these pieces start to finish. I will occasionally use a cast component within my soldered work. These components are either made with my own hands or created within CAD and then cast.
My newest designs are created using Computer Assisted Design (CAD) software. After I complete a design, I send the digital file to my casting partner. A 3D model is built from the digital file. A mold is then made from the model and the piece is cast using the Lost Wax Casting Process. I finish all of these pieces by hand and I set all of the stones.
My designs are inspired by nature and by the sea itself. I attempt to capture the patterns we see in nature all around us - the fluid, sweeping curves of a wave beginning to break, the hard, angular lines of sun rays at sunset, and the intersection of lines as seen in coral or in the branches of a tree.
I hope that my work will kindle your fondest memories of time spent along the shore. I hope that my work will stir your emotions and allow you to hold closely the passion and joy within your most cherished moments spent at the edge of our beautiful seas.
I wish you the very best!
I have opened a new shop where I sell gemstone cabochons and various jewelry making supplies. You can find it here: http://www.StonesNest.etsy.com
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It started with a passion for hunting sea glass and a love for forming metal.
The Best Casting Company
New York, United States
I use cast components in some of my jewelry designs. I create some of these components by hand and I create others within 3D imaging (CAD) software.
On this page, you'll find the shop policies and all of the details. Please visit my Profile page for more information about me.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
Packages are sent by USPS First Class Mail with delivery confirmation to US addresses and by USPS First Class Mail International to all other addresses.
First Class Mail has consistently averaged 2 to 4 days to US addresses and delivery times to Canada, Australia, and the UK have averaged 2 to 3 weeks. USPS does occasionally mis-sort mail. If this happens, delivery will be delayed. No worries. I have rarely had mail mis-sorted and I haven't lost one yet.
I am not responsible for your package once it is shipped. If you'd like to add insurance, please contact me for rates. The insurance rate is $1.70 for items valued under $200.
International customers are responsible for paying any Customs Fees or Duties that your country may assess.
Attention UK customers: Your purchases may be subject to VAT taxes. These taxes have been inconsistently assessed in the past but the UK seems to be more aggressive in collecting them as of late. If assessed, these taxes are your responsibility. They are not included in my sales and/or shipping prices. Just a heads up!