Update from the Bench

Happy autumn! Thank you all for your continued business and for helping spread the word about my one-of-a-kind jewelry handcrafted from carefully selected natural stones. Over the years, I have received a steady stream of custom orders as well as invitations from the community to sell at artisan events thanks to your enthusiasm for Steinen Jewelry. I would like to share with you some recent custom pieces as well as a website addition and then invite you to two events I will be attending this weekend. I hope to see soon!

Custom Necklace

As promised, here are the pictures of the mother-of-the-bride necklace I designed to complement both the color and fluidity of this stunning silk dress. It is crafted of six strands of faceted moss aquamarine and finished with lemon quartz nuggets, 14KY endbars and a 14KY clasp. Clearly, the father-of-the-bride was impressed with his beautiful wife!

In progress...

Karin has been yearning for an Indian ruby and turquoise necklace since she saw one I made several years ago that sold before she could claim it. Since then, I have been scouring my sources for comparable rubies to no avail until just recently. They arrived from India in this fascinating package that was hand-sewn and sealed with red wax!  After seeing photos of the rubies and the Tibetan turquoise, she suggested a two-stranded necklace. I strung up several designs, snapped some quick photos, created visual mock-ups with Photoshop then texted her these three options late last week. Which do you prefer?

After seeing photos of the rubies and the Tibetan turquoise, she suggested a two-stranded necklace. I strung up several designs, snapped some quick photos, created visual mock-ups with Photoshop then texted her these three options late last week. Which do you prefer?

Website Update

A lovely slideshow of examples of my custom work can now be found on the Custom page of the website. Hovering over the images with your mouse will display a brief explanation of each piece. Enjoy!