Good day, Good day! We love all the new custom jewelry work we’ve been getting, and using the combination of traditional hand carving combined with 3D rapid prototyping, we’ve been popping out projects like crazy. This is an example of the fun we’re having these days creating meaningful family heirlooms in the form of jewelry.
Ring commemorating a father/daughter relationship through the sport of basketball.
This ring utilizes the gemstone from a father’s older Masonic ring and the design symbolizes the strong connection of a father (a basketball coach) had with his daughter (a collegiate basketball star). Each part of the ring is symbolic, from the arc a ball makes in a long shot swoosh to the way a player moves down the court. From the ball itself to the coaches whistle, (on the far side of the ring in this view). Executed in 14K white gold, designed in Rinoceros, a 3D modeling application with hand engraving accents around the gem, this ring has already become a family treasure.
Gary Dawson Designs is in Tucson!
Have to take off in a few minutes to set up for the wax carving seminar I’m giving this morning…but had a few minutes to indulge some outside time yesterday.
“A” Mountain looms about a half mile from my sorta dumpy but very serviceable hotel here in Tucson and one way I break up my time here is to run/walk to it and climb it.
There’s some fun 4th class scrambling near the base and while the rock isn’t as bad as most of the Cascades, it is a bit unpredictable, being an amorphous blend of a lot of sedimentary whatnot. Got in a little bind yesterday on my way up a channel and ran into this barrel cactus right in my way.
Don’t find those in the Cascades much. In that I was without protection in the form of rope…and was climbing in running shoes, I found another route.