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ciara everett
Missoula Montana
Montana Metalsmith Jeweler
Interests: My style is a blend of uniquely rustic and elegant, affordable contemporary jewelry, much of which has been inspired by trips I've taken abroad and in the states to study metalsmithing.
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ciara everett is now following hkooist
Feb 5, 2010
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please excuse my weird hands Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2010 at The Montana Gem
Posted Jan 26, 2010 at The Montana Gem
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You won't find rings like this anywhere else..and if you do then someone copied me...grrrrrrr. These dish rings are soldered onto 18 gauge wire. they are lightweight but durable. I would not recommend wearing these in the shower, because the gold leaf will wear away if it gets too wet. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2010 at The Montana Gem
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I made this earrings while i was in Taos, New Mexico. they are made from a sheet of 18 gauge Argentium silver. They were hammered with a rock I found for added texture. a 22 gauge earwire is soldered onto the back. These earrings are one of a kind. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2010 at The Montana Gem
ciara everett is now following Erin Nicholes
Jan 25, 2010
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Thunder egg is one of the coolest and most unique stones that I have come across. It has a variety of colors in it, and no two stones are the same. These are bought from a local shop in Missoula, Montana. They hang from an inch of copper chain. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2010 at The Montana Gem
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These ones are big and beautiful. An interesting cut of blue chalcedony is wrapped onto 22g. gold earwire. The stone is bought from a local shop in Missoula, Montana. There are several of these stones left so this pair can be easily duplicated. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2010 at The Montana Gem
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These purple and green funky stichtite earrings are bought from a local shop in Missoula, Montana. They dangle from 22g. gold earwire. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2010 at The Montana Gem
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aaaaaah I love this one!!!!! It's a toughie to see it go, but I can always just make another. One soldered, polished silver band is made first. Then a slightly larger, hammered band is placed around the first, which ends are then flared out so that the hammered band is able to spin around, without coming off. A brass hammered band could also be placed inside for a different look. This ring also looks good on males with an oxidized finish. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2010 at The Montana Gem
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This earring pair is one of my new favorites. A small reticulated disc rests right against the earlobe, then a gold wire circle is soldered onto the back. The wire can come in either sterling or gold, and can also be hammered for a slightly different look. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2010 at The Montana Gem
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If you are in or near the missoula area, consider hosting a show! Invite your friends for a nice little jewelry get together! Appetizers/drinks are suggested but not required. I will come to you. We can collaborate on decorations, special orders, etc. AND THE BEST PART IS... You get $50 Dollars worth of jewelry for hosting!!!! Email me at wiredbyciara@gmail.com if you are interested. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2010 at The Montana Gem
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This is a dainty, sterling silver ring soldered onto 18 gauge wire. Two small reticulated balls are soldered into the dish. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2010 at The Montana Gem
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This is a plain jane, sterling silver band, that has been flared out on both sides. It can easily be hammered or oxidized for an antique finish. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2010 at The Montana Gem
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Two small circular discs are cut from a sheet of silver, then domed into a dish. The smaller disc rests inside of the larger one, and a 22 g. earwire is soldered onto the back. These earrings could easily be made into posts as well, and can also be oxidized for an antique look. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2010 at The Montana Gem
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Imperfect sterling silver hammered circles are soldered onto a 22g. earwire. A brightly cut carnelian stone is placed on top of the earwire. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2010 at The Montana Gem
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Reticulation is an intricate process that I am still trying to master. A sheet of metal must be heated and cleaned several times, then heat must be pumped onto the sheet very delicately but quickly in order for the sheet to rise and fold, giving it a similar appearance to a topographical map. These reticulated brass discs were actually made by accident. I haven't been able to do this to brass since, so this pair of earrings is officially one of a kind. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2010 at The Montana Gem
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These hoops are hammered into a thin, sterling sheet that is about 1 inch thick. They are very lightweight and hang about 1 1/2 inches from the ear. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2010 at The Montana Gem
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Oxidized sterling silver earring posts Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2010 at The Montana Gem
Posted Jan 23, 2010 at The Montana Gem
Posted Jan 21, 2010 at The Montana Gem
Posted Jan 21, 2010 at The Montana Gem
ciara everett has shared their blog The Montana Gem
Jan 21, 2010
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Make a statement with a polished, sterling silver band with text of your choice. some of my personal favorites are: move mountains, i have a story, miner for a heart of gold, and love nature; but if its YOUR ring, make it your own with your very own statement. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2010 at The Montana Gem