From the category archives:


Haste To The Wedding

by Joy Masters on November 3, 2013

My little brother got married to a great girl recently and I had the very nervous honor* of making their rings. The adorable thing was, they both asked me, independently, to make a ring as a surprise for the other and each one wanted a puzzle piece involved. They are each other’s missing piece, they say… awwww…sniffle…

Thanks for letting me be a part of your day this way guys! I wish you every happiness.

JT-Sam-wedding rings












For the bride: I did a white gold puzzle piece band (groom’s idea) with an emerald shaped rose-cut white sapphire. I did the design in CAD, had it printed and cast then hand finished it and bezel set the stone.

For him: I made a band of white gold and sterling silver, hammered all and oxidized the silver. His puzzle piece is engraved on the inside.

(I didn’t make her plain band, she already had that. So, I can not take credit there.)

* I have never made forevertimes rings before! I was so nervous!


I love trees!

by Joy Masters on September 2, 2013

I really do! My favorite was an old willow tree next to my parents’ house. Until dAd, the reaper, took it down. All right, in all fairness, the willow leaves were causing havoc for our yard and the neighbor’s. And maybe, just maybe, the willow wasn’t as healthy and I liked to think it was. AND dAd loves to use his toys. Who can blame him? Anyhoo, my love affair with trees had already started.

I have been taking a lot of pictures looking up through trees. Yep. I have. Like this:


I love the way the sun looks filtered through the branches and leaves. Here is my first attempt of recreating that in metal. Although this one is slightly more wintry than the photo, you get the idea.

Brass with citrine chips.





September 2, 2013

How are you? Cool, good to hear. Me? Oh, fine. I’ve been busy with living the life, you know, travelling the world, causing a ruckus. 😀 Now I’m back! Here are some new shiny things I have been working on. S’more druzies!* This is probably my favorite favorite. For reals. This is a natural orange […]

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New Shiny Things!

November 8, 2012

In preparation for the Season of Shiny and the Renegade Holiday Market (and my mild addiction to druzies), I have been hard at work making new shiny things! Here is a preview. Assorted druzy necklaces with iolite, garnet and green agate: Simple, delicate, Mystic Blue Quartz: Prehnite Spiral necklace, pre-oxidation: More sneak-peak pictures in the […]

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Renegade Craft Fair – Holiday Market!!

November 1, 2012

Helloooooo!!! Guess what? I am going to be at the Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market! Saturday and Sunday November 17 & 18, 11-6pm at the East River State Park at N. 8th St. and Kent Ave. in Brooklyn, NY. It’s the Williamsburg Waterfront people. It’s got great views of Manhattan. Also, the fair will be heated! And […]

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2nd Annual Soulsational Music and Wellness Festival

July 29, 2012

Hello! I was lucky enough to be at the 2nd Annual Soulsational Music and Wellness Festival this weekend. The people were great and sometimes the weather was too. But then the rest of the time it was thunder and lightning. Despite this, I was very happy to be a vendor there this year. I met […]

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Holy Heatwave

July 7, 2012

NYC surely feels like a literal melting pot these days. 100 degrees! I’m sorry Texas and Florida, I know you’re thinking, “Wimpy Yanks!” but man, I do not deal well with this weather. Oh Winter! Oh Fall! Hurry! Ok, enough of my whining. Here are a couple of things I have been up to lately. […]

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Happy Belated Beltane!

May 6, 2012

Ah, Beltane. Typically celebrated on May 1st as the midway point between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. Evidently, the astronomical midway point for this typically falls somewhere later, between May 5th or 7th. So, I am technically, astronomically, perfectly on time.  Thank you Wikipedia. May is a great month in NYC. It means there is […]

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Astoria Market! Sunday April 29! 12-6pm!

April 26, 2012

Astoria – ites! The Astoria Market is having a Pre-Mother’s Day event this Sunday April 29 12-6pm. They will have handmade, baked and vintage items for sale. I am very excited to be a part of this market. I am also very excited about the baked items that will be there. Admission is free! Come […]

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Hello April – Seeing the Future

April 16, 2012

Gutentag! This year on April 21st, my dude and I and our familes are participating in VisionWalk in Central Park sponsored by Foundation Fighting Blindness. This organization is all about the eyes and trying to cure the many issues that can affect these invaluable orbs. Our team’s name this year is Seeing the Future. Follow […]

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