Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Featured Artist Rasmussen Gems

Good Morning,

Today's Artist is Rasmussen Gems and Jewellery, LLC, you have met this rock hound and his wife before.  This husband and wife team combine skills and talent to create some of the prettiest jewelry around.

Making each piece from the ground up, John is a lapidary, digging, cleaning, cutting, shaping and polishing the stone, as well as setting them as a focal point in a finished piece of jewelry.  His wife Debora does the beading and has a wonderful eye for color.  Not only does John do all that, but he also sells stones to other artisans for their needs.  John knows his stuff, studying with International Gem Society and Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

These are one of my favorite pieces in John's Shop and just right for Valentine's Day.  I love the organic and recognizable shape.

BA Copper Heart Earrings

BA Copper Heart Earrings

BA Copper Heart Earrings 
BA Copper Heart EarringsProduct Details:
BA Copper Heart EarringsHandcrafted copper hearts shaped and forged with 14 karat white gold posts soldered with Sterling silver.  These are definitely one of a kind.











Know someone that has cats, dogs, is a Veterinarian?  This super cute and custom ring was crafted by John.  What amazing work, and so cute, stylish and kitschy all at the same time.

Custom Paw Ring

Custom Paw Ring
Custom Paw Ring
Custom Paw Ring
Custom Paw Ring
Product Details:
This style/design is based on the tiger paw.  The ring is made with sterling silver sheet, wire and heads.  After the metal is put together and burnished, lab created sapphires are set in the heads.  The ring is custom made to the specifications of size for each customer.  The pad of the paw is a 8 mm trillion stone and the toes are 6 x 4 mm oval gemstones.  The customer can specify the stone color and size, thus any cat team could be represented with this ring.  Allow one month for the ring to be manufactured (remember, all components/work is done by hand).

There are beautiful cabochons as well as faceted gems.

Jadeite Oval Cabochon

Jadeite Oval Cabochon
Jadeite Oval Cabochon

Product Details:
20 x 15 mm oval high dome cabochon cut in our lapidary.  Jadeite is described as the toughest gemstone.  Toughness is not hardness; jadeite is tough because it is extremely hard to break or damage.  Moh's hardness is 6.5. 

Some of Debora's works include this lovely and fabulous green beaded necklace.  I really like the swirl pattern of these beads.

 DLR1 Sea Foam Green Bead Necklace
DLR1 Sea Foam Green Bead Necklace
DLR1 Sea Foam Green Bead NecklaceDLR1 Sea Foam Green Bead Necklace
   
 
Product Details: 22 inch beaded necklace with a sea green motif.  This necklace was designed and crafted by Debora Lee Rasmussen.  She has combined the green of the sea with the yellow of the sun to evoke a maritime theme.  This necklace is great for color coordinating an earth tone clothing selection.
 
You can find Rasmussen Gems and Jewellery, LLC on handmadeartists.com and follow him on his blog at the links below.
 
 
Thank you for stopping in and having a look, we hope we have inspired you to do some digging around Rasmussen Gems on your own.
 
The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.  
 
 


7 comments:

  1. Great post...I just love those copper heart earrings !

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  2. Great shop. Love the heart earrings.

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  3. Really great post! Their work is beautiful!

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  4. Love that necklace. Great color. Lovely post.

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  5. That paw ring is so cool. Great idea - very different.

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  6. Thanks for the wonderful blog highlighting our work. Hope I can live up to the comments.

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