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And off they go for molds to be made and casting. Extra pieces added to help with casting flow. Can’t wait to get them back in the mail. Waiting is the hardest part. #silver #silversmith #whatsonyourbench #ladysmith #ladysmiths #castingsilver #sterlingsilverjewelry #riojeweler #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #silvercidal #silvercidaltendency #silvercidaltendencies

Fairytale Romance. Just finished another cute, little, frog ring commission. This time with a beautiful blue topaz. These guys just keep hopping right out of the studio. #ladysmiths #whatsonyourbench #silversmith #inthestudio #riojeweler #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #bluetopaz #fairytaleromance #handmadejewelry #frogs #frogring

Simplicity. 3.88 carat, rose cut amethyst pendant in Sterling silver. Website update coming soon. www.silvercidaltendencies.com #whatsonyourbench #inthestudio #silver #riojeweller #amethyst #rosecut #february #silversmith #ladysmith #ladysmiths #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #silvercidaltendency #silvercidaltendencies #silvercidal

Step Up - ring in Sterling silver with Blue Topaz. A great Mother’s Day gift for your mom or yourself or perhaps a modern engagement ring. Now available with blue topaz. Check it out on my website www.silvercidaltendencies.com #riojeweler #whatsonyourbench #inthestudio #silver #topaz #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #silvercidal #silvercidaltendency #silvercidaltendencies #sterlingsilverjewelry #engagementring #mothersday #mothersdaygifts #ladysmith #ladysmiths

It’s been a long working weekend, showing my jewellery creations at the Originals Spring Craft Show. Now it’s time to relax with a cup of coffee, reflect on the weekend and start planning for the next show. It was a great time. Not only did I get to say hello to old friends I laughed a lot, have some new stories to add to my memories and made several new friends. I’d like to say thanks to everyone that made this weekend memorable, I hope to see you again soon. I’m taking the day off to unwind and then it’s back in the studio bright and early Tuesday morning. #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #silvercidal #silvercidaltendency #silvercidaltendencies. Photo credit: Gaelle Marcel on Unsplash.

Sunset Sonata. I have to say “Wow” ... this opal@has so many colors that phase into others depending on what angle you see it from. It really is beautiful. #opal #sisterhoodofsilver #sisterhoodofsilversmiths #ladysmiths #ladysmith #madeincanada #filigree #filigreejewelry #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #silvercidal #silvercidaltendency #silvercidaltendencies #sold

Doing anything April 4 - 7th? You can find me at the Of Stone & Metal booth, with some of the beautiful pieces I’ve been posting here. The Signatures/Originals Spring Craft Show & Sale is held at the EY Centre, near the Ottawa airport. Hope you can stop by and say Hi. #signaturescraftshow #signaturescraftshowottawa #originals #originalsshow #originalscraftshow #originalscraftshowottawa #artisanjewelry #artinmetal #silverjewelry #rainkazymerchyk

Meet Mo...Yep, Slo-Mo is back from being cast in Sterling silver. I think he was worth the wait. This cute little sloth pendant will be available on my website this week or you can order thru DM. Comes on a 20 inch Sterling silver Rolo chain. #sloth #slothjewelry #slothpendant #takingitslow #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #artinmetal #artisanjewelry #artisanmadejewelry #silvercidal #silvercidaltendency #silvercidaltendencies #silver #silverjewelry #riojeweler

Three Beauties from Australia came in the mail today. Good things comes in small packages... that’s an understatement here. The colors in these Lightning Ridge opals are pure dynamite. Now to ponder designs to show them off. #opal #opals #lightningridgeopal #rainkazymerchyk

This little guy, made of Sculpy Clay was quite the challenge. 3 models sculpted and 8 + face sculpts later, I think he’s finally ready for casting. #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #sculpyclay #sloth #slothjewelry #castingforjewelry

How cold was it, you ask? Cold enough for me to attempt making Italian Wedding Soup from scratch (well, I used a broth starter). Not exactly like I’ve had before but for this, not so Italian girl, it was delicious and it will be on the menu again. The perfect meal for staying toasty in the studio on a -23C day. #soups #soupseason #onacoldday #riojeweler #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #whatsonyourbench

What is it about cold days that make me want to bake when I should be in the studio? Could it be that the oven warms the house and the smell is wonderful? Or that even with a space heater, the studio is still cold? Lemon pie pockets, maybe that will help me get back to work. #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #bakinginthecold #piepockets #lemonpie #baking #bythewarmthoftheoven #windchill

New for 2019.The tiniest little turtle model for future charms, earrings and pendants in silver. The camera is having a bit of trouble picking up details. #rainkazymerchyk #sculpyclay #rainsartinmetal #handmadejewelry #handcrafted #turtle

First pair of filigree earrings for 2019 I’m hoping to make at least one pair of earrings every week this year. The trick will be to get them made, photo’d and posted every week. #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #filigree #filigreeearrings #silver #silverearrings #silvercidal #silvercidaltendency #silvercidaltendency #silvercidaltendencies

Last of the Christmas orders finished and delivered. I’ve gotta say, I’m pretty pleased how the finish on this ring blends with my client’s amazing tattoo. #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #bullet #bulletring #bulletrings #tattoo #silvercidal #silvercidaltendency #silvercidaltendencies #silver #riojeweler

Celebration. Russian Charoite in Sterling Silver filigree. At just under 3 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide, this one is bound to make a statement...”you’ve arrived, let’s celebrate!” #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #artisanjewelry #handcraftedjewelry #handcrafted #silver #silvercidal #silvercidaltendency #silvercidaltendencies #riojeweller #filigree #filigreejewellery #charoite #riojeweler

Now, that’s better. So glad I decided to add a little extra, that big gap was bothering me. Now they’re done @gallerytwentyfiftytwo . #madforhoops #filigree #filigreeearrings #earrings #artisanjewelry #rainkazymerchyk #silver #riojeweler #silvercidaltendency #silvercidal #silvercidaltendencies #riojeweler

Happy Together. Fossilized black palm root earrings, a nice accompaniment to a previously created necklace. #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #silvercidal #silvercidaltendency #silvercidaltendencies #handcrafted #handcraftedjewelry #artisanjewelry #artisanmadejewelry #whatsonyourbench

Fossilized black palm root pendant, in progress photos. I’m really enjoying this stone. What’s on your bench? #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #sterlingsilver #palmroot #blackpalmrootflame #blackpalmroot #filigree #whatsonyourbench #inprogress #artinprogress

Some embellishments added, cut to shape,a bit of a tumble and these pieces are ready for stone setting #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #silver #whatsonyourbench #inprocess #silvercidal #silvercidaltendency #silvercidaltendencies

Step 2 for those Sonoran Gold lovelies...ready to solder those bezel wires on to silver backing plates. #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #silvercidal #silvercidaltendency #silvercidaltendencies #whatsonyourbench #inprogress

In all it’s splendour. 3.95 CT’s of Australian opals with the most beautiful colours, in a Sterling silver filigree pendant. This one’s a show stopper at 2.5” long by 1.5” wide. #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #handmadejewelry #riojeweler #filigrana ##filigreejewelry #opals #opalsandfiligree #silvercidal #silvercidaltendency #whatsonyourbench #justsplendid

On to new projects with some Sonoran Gold turquoise. Some springtime feeling for our first major snow this winter. #handmadejewelry #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #silvercidal #silvercidaltendency ##sonorangoldturquoise #turquoise #whatsonyourbench #inprocess #theprocess #blue #green

Looking for a needle in a haystack. There’s something to be said for keeping your workspace neat and tidy. Someday, I might achieve that, but, for the time being.... I’m sorting thru floor sweepings for an opal that went awol. Feeling a bit like an archeologist. #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #handmadejewelry #silvercidal #silvercidaltendency

To our Veterans, to those who never came home, to those who defend our way of life today; thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you for paving the path that I gratefully walk each day and for upholding the vision of our forefathers. Thank you for the faith you place in us that we uphold the standards our country was founded upon so that you may return home and be proud of what we have made of the land you fight for. May we remember that we are entrusted with the mission to strive for Liberty and Justice for ALL. Our country was United under these principles and we have striven to become One Nation. Let us not go forward and forget that we were all once immigrants, many of us persecuted for our beliefs, our nationality, the color of our skin or gender. We have fought so many battles to make our country great and what makes it great is our diversity and the fact that we are United in wanting to make things better for ourselves and our children. On this day, we remember those who served and are serving for our Liberties. I hope that we are worthy of your sacrifice and Remember that our task, like yours, is everyday, not just one day per year. We must stand together, find our common ground and build upon this foundation, the land our predecessors envisioned. I will forever be in debt for the gift you have given me. Thank you. Rain Kazymerchyk #rainkazymerchyk #remembranceday #veteransday #lestweforget🌹 #lestweforget #thankyouforyourservice

Practicing my juggling act by working on a bunch of stuff at once. #riojeweler #handmadejewelry #silver #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #silvercidal #whatsonyourworkbench

Obsession...yeah, you could call it that.; when it comes to opals. What’s your obsession? #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #silvercidal #silvercidaltendency #opals #opaljewelry #opaldoublet #handmadejewelry #handmade

Okay, I admit, it may be time to clean up in the studio.#rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #silvercidal #messyspace #messyspaces #creativespaces #riojeweler

May Contain Nuts. One of my very first wax carvings has become this pretty little acorn pendant. Solid Sterling silver, it can be a symbol of the potential within us all. #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #silvercidal #silvercidaltendencies #silvercidaltendency #silver #handmadejewelry #acorn #mightyoak #riojeweler

It’s Hot Hot Hot, at the Ottawa Gem Show this weekend. #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #silvercidal #silvercidaltendencies #silvercidaltendency #gemshow

Bye Bye Blue... It’s back to school tomorrow for some. These sweet kyanite dangle earrings would pair perfectly with denim. Lighting shows how differently these stones appear. More Kyanite to come, I promise. #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #kyanite #kyanitejewelry #handmadejewelry #riojeweler #silver #silverjewellery #silvercidal #silvercidaltendencies #silvercidaltendency #madeincanada

SOLD. Newest in the Sonoran Gold series, these textured Sterling silver earrings are light and organic feeling. It’s like wearing a bit of summer. #rainkazymerchyk #sonorangoldturquoise #artistincanada #rainsartinmetal #turquoiseoverdiamonds #turquoise #handmadejewelry #riojeweler #silver #silvercidal #silvercidaltendency #silvercidaltendencies #artisanjewelry #earrings

Mornings can be cool at work and the dragons need to warm up before they can fly. This guy was right in my path for mowing so I relocated him to a sunlit tree trunk where he could enjoy the dawning day. #dragonfly #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal

Today's Metal Market: Gold - $ 1219.00 (-1.95); Silver - $ 15.44 (-0.15); Platinum - $ 825.00 (-6.00)⠀ ⠀ 🔹⠀ ⠀ 📷 Thank you @rainkazymerchyk via #riojeweler #repost⠀ ⠀ 🔹⠀ ⠀ Breathe. Taking a moment to listen to the breeze as it moves through the leaves...just breathe. Lovely Sterling silver leaf earrings on their way to The Grotto Artworks in Merrickville. I’m so tempted to keep these for myself. #thegrottartworks #silvercidaltendency #silvercidaltendencies #handmadejewelry #silverjewelry #silver #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #silverearrings #riojeweler

Back at the Brockville Arts Centre for the month of August. Displaying my work in the lobby gallery. #brockvilleartscentre #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #handmadejewelry #artistincanada #ooakjewellery #silver #silvercidal #silvercidaltendency #silvercidaltendencies

I’m pleased to announce, my jewellery can now be found in the Coral Reef Gallery at the 1000 Islands Village in Brockville, ON. What an amazing venue for events, strolling the lovely grounds, having a bite at the Cafe Selah, browsing the art galleries or the gift shop. #1000islands #1000islandsvillage #coralgallery1000islandsvillage #handmadejewelry #silver #ammolite #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #ooak #ooakjewelry #ooakjewellery #artistincanada

Forgotten Seas. Alberta Ammolite and Sterling silver necklace. I love how the colors shift and flash as the light changes. #ammolite #albertacanada #silvercidaltendency #handmadejewelry #silver #silvercidal #silvercidaltendencies #riojeweler #necklace #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal

Enjoying the summer on planet Earth. Unwavering. 2.55 CT Sonoran Gold Turquoise in Sterling silver. Pendant to match my previously posted earrings. #handmadejewelry #silvercidaltendency #silvercidaltendencies #turquoise #turquoiseoverdiamonds #allamericanturquoise #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #silver #silverjewelry #silvernecklace #riojeweler

I’m so thrilled that my foundry was able to cast the Octopus pendant from my polymer clay sculpture. Oh, the possibilities for other cool pieces in the future. P.S. @lindafriedmanramirez still looking for an octopus? #rainkazymerchyk #handmadejewelry #silvercidaltendency #silvercidaltendencies #octopus #octopusjewelry #eightlegs #silver #silverjewelry #oceanjewelry

Breathe. SOLD Taking a moment to listen to the breeze as it moves through the leaves...just breathe. Lovely Sterling silver leaf earrings on their way to The Grotto Artworks in Merrickville. I’m so tempted to keep these for myself. #thegrottartworks #silvercidaltendency #silvercidaltendencies #handmadejewelry #silverjewelry #silver #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #silverearrings #riojeweler

When you’re asked to make a replacement for a missing earring...everything must be made from scratch. #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #silverjewelry #silver #silvercidal #silverjewelry #silverearrings #handmadejewelry #silvercidaltendency #silvercidaltendencies #missingearring

40 bezels for 40 opals...feeling a bit cross eyed, but one necessary step closer to some beautiful new designs is completed. Don’t they look yummy. #opals #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #silvercidaltendencies #riojeweler #bezelsetting #silverjewelry #jewelleryinprogress

Sculpting an octopus in polymer clay. I’m taking a gamble, hoping a silicone mold can be made from it without sticking. If I’m lucky, this little guy will be the model for a cool silver pendant. Fingers crossed. #rainkazymerchyk #rainsartinmetal #sculpture #lostwaxcasting #polymerclay #octopus #silvercidal #silvercidaltendency #silvercidaltendencies #minisculpture

The Shadow Knows. My alter ego is a mild mannered grounds keeper at a private golf club. Unknown to most of my co-workers, are my Silvercidal Tendencies (TM) to create “to die for” jewelry designs. #rainkazymerchyk #silvercidal #silvercidaltendency #silvercidaltendencies

Okay, these will be the last of the Sonoran Gold Turquoise for a bit. I’ve got Lots of new stones waiting to be made into new collections...stay tuned! #rainkazymerchyk #silverjewelry #silver #riojeweler #sonorangoldturquoise #earrings #turquoise #turquoiseoverdiamonds #silvercidaltendencies #silvercidal #silvercidaltendency

Sonoran Gold Turquoise. I just love the organic feel of this turquoise. #rainkazymerchyk #allamericanturquoise #silver #silverjewelry #riojeweler #rainsartinmetal #silvercidaltendencies

Spring. Sonoran Gold Turquoise, freshwater pearl and textured Sterling silver necklace. #rainkazymerchyk #sonorangoldturquoise #pearls #silvercidaltendencies #artinmetal #riojeweler #silverjewelry #silver #allamericanturquoise

Rising to the top. 1.03CT Australian opal in handmade Sterling silver filigree. shown on Sterling silver, snake chain. #rainkazymerchyk #riojeweller #filigree #filigreejewelry #opal #opalnecklace #opalpendant

Another sweet, opal...A petite, little pendant with loads of changing colours. #rainkazymerchyk #opal #opals #riojeweler #jewelry #jewellery #artinmetal #rainsartinmetal #silvercidaltendencies

Many people have asked where they can find my jewellery locally. My work is shown by The Grotto Artworks at 110 Main Street East, Merrickville, Ontario #rainkazymerchyk #thegrottoartworks #jewellery #gallery #merrickvilleontario

High Spirits. 3.25 CT of Australian opals, yes, the colours are this gorgeous. In handmade Sterling silver, filigree setting. Comes with a 16 inch, Sterling silver, rope chain. SOLD. #rainkazymerchyk #artinmetal #rainsartinmetal #silvercidaltendencies #filigree #opal #opals #originalsspringcraftshow #originalsspringshow #originalsspringshow2018

Doing anything next weekend? If you’re in the Ottawa area and enjoy fine art and craft, you can find me and my work at the Of Stone & Metal booth, during the Originals Spring Show at the EY Centre. See ya then! #rainkazymerchyk #silvercidaltendencies #artinmetal #originalsshow

I think it will be three opals instead of two. A little tweaking on bezel heights then stone setting and final polish...feels good to get back in the studio. #rainkazymerchyk #opals #filigree #wirework #silver #blue #silvercidaltendencies #artinmetal #rainsartinmetal

Just ordered some old film reel canisters to store my wire coils in. No more snagged or kinked wires. #storagesolutions #silverwire #wirecoils #rainkazymerchyk #studioideas #makingjewelry #wirewrapping #wiresculpture

Bluegrass. Bronze and Sterling silver banjo pendant. Hand carved in wax and then cast. Silver wire strings added and soldered in place. I see other instruments in the future, I really enjoyed making this. Also available in a full Sterling silver version. #rainkazymerchyk #bronze #banjo #music #bluegrass #bluegrassmusic #rainsartinmetal #silvercidaltendencies #

Going off on a Tangent. Prehnite, freshwater pearl and Sterling silver necklace. shown on Sterling silver snake chain. #rainkazymerchyk #silvernecklace #sterlingsilver #silver #pearl #prehnite #green #tangent