Monday, September 9, 2013

Stacking Beauty

I am really enjoying the vibrant colors of these two rings recently added to my shop Candy pink tones complimented by 14k rose gold band really makes this pink sapphire ring delicious. Stack with other bands or wear alone, either way is pleasing to the eye.
Apple green colors dazzled inside this natural emerald and 18k white gold anniversary band or stacking band. Each gemstone is surrounded by elegance and natural beauty of genuine emeralds. Seventeen beautifully matched emeralds like this are rare.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Bloggin Time

Somewhere between marketing, creating and all that paper work that goes with a business, I hope to be on here more. Have been neglecting my blog, which is not good because it's one of my favorite parts of my company, ( other than zoning out in the studio ). Here is a precious ring I just love and had to put in my shop at It reminds me of the freedom I had as a child to run around my grandparents property and on special occasions, was allowed to cross the big field next to their place to go get an ICEE! Of course, I had to go with one of my brothers or sisters. We felt so important because we could just tell the man at the little store to " put the cost on my grandfather's account"!! Wow what a real treat! I miss that simple and relaxing life. We should step out once a week at least and just run our hands across the blades in the grass or smell the flowers at the market....then smile :)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Company Name Change

Effective January 2013, Resa Art Design changed names to Resa Wilkinson Jewelry. I will be creating a new blog under this name and will post it here. I hope everyone will follow me there.:)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ahhhh... Pearls

Today I was making a pearl necklace for a custom order and realized what fun it would be to see what it takes to knot a pearl necklace. I always admired women like Julia Child, Audrey and my sweet grandmother in law Celia Exendine who all wore their pearls daily as they just belonged.....Classic respectable women who worked hard yet never forgot their feminine side. I personally believe it is their weight and the way they travel smoothly around the collar bone. So here are a few photos I took while putting this necklace together. Grab your coffee and enjoy.
Ironing the thread is a must to get perfect knots.
Making the knot with my pinpoint tweezers the old fashioned way.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

How it's Made

Thought I would post a small blog showing some of the tools I have used to shape and create a ring from sheet metal. Please keep in mind, I am not a writer, just an artist. So I cut my metal with what to most looks like a drafting tool..good thing I paid some attention in my drafting class years scoring the metal I know that my line is straight. Then I hand saw the metal, the old fashioned way, with my 00 blade, or as some say, " double 0t". You have to wax the blade so it goes smoothly. Then I file it making sure it's not sharp...I use another tool with a fat heavy steel end to roll and bend the metal after it has been annealed. then solder it, pickle it, polish, and shape it on the steel mandrel...oh and then setting the gorgeous stone.....Okay, I am probably boring you, but you get the idea...just by looking at the photos you can see this is a lot of fun. The best part is seeing it take shape, and smiling because you made it.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Butterfly named Freedom

This is Freedom. She is a Yellow Sapphire hand cut butterfly made from recycled sterling silver. I stamped small leaves as a symbol of her dependence of green plants and clean air.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Rainforest Passion Topaz Ring with White Sapphires

Rainforest passion topaz and white sapphire ring set in sterling silver. I find myself just staring at the center stone of deep hypnotic green sparkle. Here is the link