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Heart Pendant with Kiwi Quarts by GipsonDiamondJeweler Heart Pendant with Kiwi Quarts by GipsonDiamondJeweler
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I love how this one turned out :D :D :D

This pendant is a larger pendant, about an inch and a half tall. It's made out of sterling silver sheet, and has a teardrop shaped stone in the middle called kiwi quarts.
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Heterodyning Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
I want one! With a garnet! Lovely!
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GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
I bet I could find a garnet shaped stone like that somewhere....I would just have to look far and wide XP

thank you ^_^
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Heterodyning Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
If you ever do, I would LOVE one.

You're very welcome. You do amazing work.
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GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks again :)

and I did some searching and research to see if I could find a garnet of the same shape as the stone above, and so far I haven't found anything -_- I also asked my dad about the kiwi quarts stone above, and he said that the cut of this stone was a custom cut that he bought off a traveling salesman. So I'm not sure if I'll be able to find what we're looking for.
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Valkoturkki Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
Good looking pendant.

May I ask how the stone is attached to silver?
Does it have a hole and it is pinned trough that or is it glued?
:?
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GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you :D

the stone does have a hole on the top. I soldered a little post on the heart pendant, and I used Jewelers epoxy to glue it in place.....Very similar to how many pearls are glued onto jewelry :nod:
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Valkoturkki Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
Hmm... glue seems to be quite popular. I just wonder where did the old stone setting techniques go?
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GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
hey! I always use the old stone setting techniques! there's just a few exceptions. and there's no shame in using jewelers epoxy to glue pearls and weird shape stones like the one in this piece.

look at my gallery! every piece there with gemstones in it is set the old fashioned way.
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Valkoturkki Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
You are right about that. You have set your stones traditional way and I do like what I see. Setting are done with skill. Stones are level, and not too much metal is bent over stones. Stones seem to have good fit, tough I've seen loose settings in DA.
:)
So :thumbsup::) for you. I'm just pondering about possibilities of glue. Maybe I should write a journal entry about it.

Glue has its uses, but some people use it because they are lazy.
*sigh*
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GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks for your compliments :D

and just so you know for sure

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These are the only pieces in my gallery with the stones glued in. The stones in this piece are glued in too

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But that's just because I had to work economically with that one. If I were to flush mount each of those stones into place, it'd take to long and I would've had to charge way to much for the piece ^^; Now if it were made of gold, that'd be another story...But now and then exceptions have to be made with silver.

But when I do glue stones into place, I don't use cheap super glue or anything. I use a professional grade jewelers epoxy that sets up strong as a rock.
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Valkoturkki Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
Sounds good.

I've pondered about price of silver jewelry. Doing everything by hand 'right way' takes ages and then price rockets up to the sky. People rarely buy overpriced stuff... so there are few options:
1) Don't care, price high and don't sell.
2) Find faster, cheaper ways to get to the goal and keep cash flowing.
3) Change to gold, that way work cost is smaller part of jewelry price than with cheaper metals.

But I have jewelry just as a hobby. :)

I can't even sell anything made from silver that weighs 10 grams or more or gold items that weigh over 1 gram. So, I can make jewelry for myself or give them away as a gift. Why? Our local requires stamped metals explaining name of maker and purity of metal.
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GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
I use to make little to no money for my fabrications since it took me longer to make them. Now that I"m faster I can acutally make a pretty decent profit off of them.

fabricating jewelry in gold can earn you a lot more money, but if you make a mistake it's a lot more expensive ^^;
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skezzcrom Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice work :)
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GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you :D
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skezzcrom Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome :)
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HasturCTS Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
Neat! I love the curls on the ends of the heart line, and how clean the sheet silver looks.
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GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you ^^ I appreciate it :D
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devinecrafts Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow that's gorgeous!
I can't believe people make jewellery out of things like sterling silver, by hand!
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GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks :D

It's pretty amazing what some people are capable of making by hand. It takes a lot of practice though ^^; I've been fabricating jewelry for about seven years now.....However, I wasn't able to sell anything that I made until just four years ago.
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devinecrafts Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
welcome

I can imagine it takes a long time to get good enough to sell, my stuff only started selling this summer.... but its nothing like as good as your work
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levex-isk Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
its beautiful :heart:
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GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you ^^
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lealea Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
Beautiful!

Kiwi quartz? I'm from New Zealand which is where the word kiwi comes from and I have never heard of kiwi quatz. I wonder is there any other name that the same goes by? Or is it a synthetically created stone?
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GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you :D

I'm not sure really.
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PaigeC Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
I love things with swirls~ And green! I love green! :+fav:
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GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you ^_^
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micc Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
this one is awsome!! :D
heart pendants are the best :)
although when I first saw it on the main page i was shocked, that you've made a heart pendant with a black stone, that'd be horrible, so much bad luck Y_Y
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GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you ^^

kiwi quarts is actually a greenish color....it looks darker because of the background ^^;
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chi-chai-monchan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
cute!! i love kingdom hearts, but this still looks unique and cute! :D
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GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks ^^
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setmefreewithlove Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007   Photographer
wow... this is amazing! (i love kingdom hearts, too hahah) i wish i had talent like dis. U rock <33
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GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
awe thanks ^_^ You're compliments mean a lot to me

(Tomorrow I'm going to beat the final level of the first Kingdom Hearts, and the next day I'm going to start the second one :D)
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setmefreewithlove Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007   Photographer
^__^ u r welcome, ur art is amazing! Good luck on the last level! It took me a while... Look forward to KH2!! It's awesome, and the graphics are amazing. <333
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GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you ^^
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