American jewelry design Council project "FIRE"

Talk about fun and fabulous. Gregore's signature whimsy is in full force with this carved and cast sterling silver match stick with the hand carved red glass hair, enameled red lips, and black jade sunglasses. I am smiling while I write this passion/blog. His sense of fun is so pure, and oh so cute!

These are just a few of his designs, his strength of course is really working out an idea on paper to get every detail and every proportion just right!

 He is really good at carving lips!!! And sun glasses, and oh did I mention hair.........

He is really good at carving lips!!! And sun glasses, and oh did I mention hair.........

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Fastidious to a flaw he did carve this stylish hair twice out of glass making sure he didn't ruin the better piece. Did he go into the wrong profession??? Hmmmmm...

And of course she props up on an aluminum base he turned on the lathe-of course. I will confess this was last years, 2016, AJDC project but who cares this fiery lady has to be seen! Gregore and Jennifer-Rabe Jewelers, custom jewelry designs and engagement rings, made in Santa Barbara, CA.

To Bee, or not to Bee #3

The final episode of  Raising Bees at home for fun and profit 

The castings  are finished and its time to get them to a state of finish that one would expect from a piece of jewellery . 

 18k yellow and silver Bees lining up for grooming into flashy little earrings 

18k yellow and silver Bees lining up for grooming into flashy little earrings 

 A close up picture of the fold down ear hole location device with GPS sensor ,  I just need to take care not to get stung   

A close up picture of the fold down ear hole location device with GPS sensor ,  I just need to take care not to get stung   

Drum roll please 

 And a Bee is born , my first child . Buzz little Bee buzz. 

And a Bee is born , my first child . Buzz little Bee buzz. 

And wait  there is more .... 

 More Bee earrings , working towards a whole hive of them 

More Bee earrings , working towards a whole hive of them 

 Finally,  Bees  lots of bees in 18k gold and silver with 18k posts  the silver version comes with abalone wings 

Finally,  Bees  lots of bees in 18k gold and silver with 18k posts  the silver version comes with abalone wings 

And what about a home for them to live in when they go off into the world to have adventures of their own.  Each Bee earring comes in a box that is made right here in our shop in Santa Barbara. 

 

 A custom made box that keeps the Bee earrings safe no matter where you go ; from the gym to the office or that around the world trip you have been planning for years. 

A custom made box that keeps the Bee earrings safe no matter where you go ; from the gym to the office or that around the world trip you have been planning for years. 

The AHA would like me to mention that no bees were harmed in the filming of this blog and any dangerous stunts were performed by professionally trained stunt bees .

To Bee, or not to Bee # 2

Since out last episode of  Name that Bee  I have designed the model in cad and cut a brass model  on the CNC machine , I also had time to work on the wing model and cut them directly  in mother of pearl  also with the CNC 

 Here is a quick pic of the brass bee with sprue soldered on soon it will be rubber molded and cast in 18k yellow gold and silver 

Here is a quick pic of the brass bee with sprue soldered on soon it will be rubber molded and cast in 18k yellow gold and silver 

 Now that is a lot of bee wings , all snug in their  storage case waiting for the Bee castings to be ready  the darker ones on the right side are abalone shell. 

Now that is a lot of bee wings , all snug in their  storage case waiting for the Bee castings to be ready  the darker ones on the right side are abalone shell. 

 come back soon and see our next exciting episode where we will finish the castings and add the wings , and create a custom travel box .  

To Bee, or not to Bee, #1

Whether  'tis nobler to be a Bee or a gemmy  Bee that is the question put to me. 

For years I have wanted to find the time to create a bee earring , and somehow just recently I found the time to start, there was quite a few ideas to choose from in my sketch book as this little flying wonder keeps showing up in my head.  The drawing was a good place to start, the next step is the cad model, then cut a few waxes make a few changes to get it right then cut a brass model for molding.  Sounds so simple  but usually this is a multi day project to get it perfect . 

 Final drawing of what will soon be an 18k yellow gold bee earring  with mother of pearl wings 

Final drawing of what will soon be an 18k yellow gold bee earring  with mother of pearl wings 

Buddha wedding rings

Buddha rings

 

This LIMITED edition ring originally designed as just a fun every day ring and one that I have been dreaming of doing for years , finally it is done and I loved it so much I made the first one for me as my wedding ring , yes I have more than one.   This is your chance to show your style be it that circle of precious metal that will be a symbol of your commitment to each other or just your promise to wanting the best.

 

LIMITED to 100 pieces

 

 Price starting @ $800.00   in silver with 24k accents

 call for gold version pricing

 

  

 wedding rings with a buddha personality  in 18k yellow gold with or with out turquoise and in silver natural or blackened 

wedding rings with a buddha personality  in 18k yellow gold with or with out turquoise and in silver natural or blackened 

October 30th, Fine jewellery showcase

What a fantastic opportunity for you see all the jewels we have been working on this Fall, from a blackened silver, Buddha inspired ring, to a dazzling collection of unique multicolored pearl rings. We design  His and Hers, Hers and Hers, and His and His  wedding rings, symbols of love and a lifetime relationship. Come see our beautiful display at the Wedding Showcase on October 30th , 11am-3pm, at the elegant Santa Barbara Rockwood Women's Club in Santa Barbara, California.

 Mens  wedding bands  in black carbon fiber and 18k yellow gold , and just a few pink sapphires for a splash of color.  

Mens wedding bands in black carbon fiber and 18k yellow gold , and just a few pink sapphires for a splash of color.