1. Jewelry history: Karen tribe "cup" plugs →

    An exploration of these beautiful silver plugs from the Golden Triangle region of Southeast Asia, complete with suggested reading resources for further learning

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  2. A customized pair of 19mm (3/4”) Brass Daisies with Peach Moonstone, hardware set in Katalox wood. The shine of the brass is spectacular, and it reflects the color of the Peach Moonstone so well when viewed straight on. 

    A customized pair of 19mm (3/4”) Brass Daisies with Peach Moonstone, hardware set in Katalox wood. The shine of the brass is spectacular, and it reflects the color of the Peach Moonstone so well when viewed straight on. 

  3. Before my son was born, I set up a workshop (shedshop!) in the shed behind my house, which allows me to do most of my production here at home to be around my family. This is a 99 square foot space that includes a full jeweler’s bench, soldering station, and various metalworking tools, my lapidary station, and my hand-carving station for stone, as well as a lathe (stored under the bench) for woodworking and wax carving. Heated by a wood stove which is currently being used as a shelf for all of that fancy Uvarovite garnet in the right foreground. Most of our custom jewelry for Onetribe customers is made in this shed. Our stock jewelry, most of our materials and our proper wood and stone workshops are on the other side of the city in a proper office/workshop.

    Before my son was born, I set up a workshop (shedshop!) in the shed behind my house, which allows me to do most of my production here at home to be around my family. This is a 99 square foot space that includes a full jeweler’s bench, soldering station, and various metalworking tools, my lapidary station, and my hand-carving station for stone, as well as a lathe (stored under the bench) for woodworking and wax carving. Heated by a wood stove which is currently being used as a shelf for all of that fancy Uvarovite garnet in the right foreground. Most of our custom jewelry for Onetribe customers is made in this shed. Our stock jewelry, most of our materials and our proper wood and stone workshops are on the other side of the city in a proper office/workshop.

  4. Working on setting some of the last pairs of HONEY ear weights available from this casting run. Gorgeous Mexican amber going into these. Keep an eye out for the last pair available, which will be set with insect included amber.

    Working on setting some of the last pairs of HONEY ear weights available from this casting run. Gorgeous Mexican amber going into these. Keep an eye out for the last pair available, which will be set with insect included amber.

  5. survotrevelo:

"Are you wearing the - " “The onetribeorganics Honey Ear Weights ? Yeah, I am”
Bronze Ear Weights from Onetribe with Amber Cabochons.
Conches, Nostrils and Lower Philtrum are Prong-Set Mint Green from Anatometal. My upper Philtrum is also Prong-Set Mint Green from NeoMetal

    survotrevelo:

    "Are you wearing the - "
    “The onetribeorganics Honey Ear Weights ? Yeah, I am”

    Bronze Ear Weights from Onetribe with Amber Cabochons.

    Conches, Nostrils and Lower Philtrum are Prong-Set Mint Green from Anatometal. My upper Philtrum is also Prong-Set Mint Green from NeoMetal

  6. survotrevelo:

"Are you wearing the - " “The onetribeorganics Honey Ear Weights ? Yeah, I am”
Bronze Ear Weights from Onetribe with Amber Cabochons.
Conches, Nostrils and Lower Philtrum are Prong-Set Mint Green from Anatometal. My upper Philtrum is also Prong-Set Mint Green from NeoMetal

    survotrevelo:

    "Are you wearing the - "
    “The onetribeorganics Honey Ear Weights ? Yeah, I am”

    Bronze Ear Weights from Onetribe with Amber Cabochons.

    Conches, Nostrils and Lower Philtrum are Prong-Set Mint Green from Anatometal. My upper Philtrum is also Prong-Set Mint Green from NeoMetal

  7. I finished these lovely Guatemalan jadeite flowers with red amber cabochons in hollow settings yesterday. Very happy with how they turned out. They’re shipping to their new home today. It’s always sad to see things disappear to the other side of the world after spending so much time making them.

    I finished these lovely Guatemalan jadeite flowers with red amber cabochons in hollow settings yesterday. Very happy with how they turned out. They’re shipping to their new home today. It’s always sad to see things disappear to the other side of the world after spending so much time making them.

  8. plugporn:

    Peruvian Pink Opal by Onetribe

  9. We just can’t get enough of these HONEY ear weights!

    We just can’t get enough of these HONEY ear weights!

  10. I spent several hours today working on cutting seats and setting about 30 of these lovely hand-carved amber hexagons into our HONEY ear weights. After casting, each piece has to be hand polished and then have each prong individually notched to make them easier to bend, since amber is very soft and too much force can break the stones. Because all three cabs share a side, I’ve got to really pay attention to which side of which prong I notch or the piece will be ruined (that prong would bend in the wrong direction).After all of the prongs are notched, the next step is setting each cabochon, one at a time, six per pair of weights. Then comes a final polish and quality check and they are ready to be worn.These ear weights are made from start to finish in the USA, and are in-stock on our website and available for immediate setting and shipment. You can even choose whether you prefer your amber lighter, darker, or a mix of both.We’ve also got a version without amber called HIVE that is mighty fine as well, and it’s available at a lower price point.

    I spent several hours today working on cutting seats and setting about 30 of these lovely hand-carved amber hexagons into our HONEY ear weights. After casting, each piece has to be hand polished and then have each prong individually notched to make them easier to bend, since amber is very soft and too much force can break the stones. Because all three cabs share a side, I’ve got to really pay attention to which side of which prong I notch or the piece will be ruined (that prong would bend in the wrong direction).

    After all of the prongs are notched, the next step is setting each cabochon, one at a time, six per pair of weights. Then comes a final polish and quality check and they are ready to be worn.

    These ear weights are made from start to finish in the USA, and are in-stock on our website and available for immediate setting and shipment. You can even choose whether you prefer your amber lighter, darker, or a mix of both.

    We’ve also got a version without amber called HIVE that is mighty fine as well, and it’s available at a lower price point.