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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

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. #filigree #filigreeearrings #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

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

Aqua Equestrian. Double sided seahorse pendant in Sterling silver. This was such a fun little wax carving to do. #rainkazymerchyk #seahorse #seahorselove #seahorses #seahorsependant #sterlingsilverjewelry #sterlingsilverpendant #silvernecklaces #sealife #aquaequestrian

Custom feather wedding bands. Jenny’s, in white gold, made to hug her engagement ring and Sean’s made of stainless steel because he works with his hands. Two of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure to design for. #rainkazymerchyk #feathers #weddingbands #whitegold #stainlesssteeljewelry #custonweddingring

West wind. Sweet, .75 CT Australian opal from @reza_gem_collection and textured Sterling silver pendant. Shown on 16 inch, Sterling silver, snake chain. SOLD #rainkazymerchyk #opal #opalpendant #sterlingsilver #silver #blue

Custom order. My client wants a winged heart pendant for his Lady Love. Here are a few photos of the carving process. #rainkazymerchyk #waxcarving #lostwaxcasting #wingedheart

Turning Point. Australian opal in Sterling silver filigree. I’m turning the clock back a bit here showing an older piece. Exploring new and different ways to create with filigree wire. #silverjewelry #filigree #filigreejewelry #opal #opalpendant #australianopal #rainkazymerchyk

SOLD. On The Outside, Looking In. Alberta Ammolite and Sterling silver filigree necklace. #rainkazymerchyk #riojeweler #ammolite #ammolitejewelry #albertaammolite #sterlingsilver #silver #filigree

Gaia earrings. Jade and textured Sterling silver earrings #rainkazymerchyk #jade #sterlingsilver #silver #silverearrings #riojeweler

SOLD. Mixing it up a bit. Sonoran Gold Turquoise from #allamericanturquoise and freshwater pearls in textured Sterling silver earrings. #rainkazymerchyk #sonorangoldturquoise #riojeweler #turquoise #pearls #sterlingsilver #freshwaterpearls

Another sweet little Sonoran Gold Turquoise nugget in textured Sterling silver. #rainkazymerchyk #riojeweler #turquoise #sonorangoldturquoise #silver #sterlingsilver #sterlingsilverjewelry #necklace #blue #summer #springtime

Step Up. Sterling silver post earrings with 5 mm, lab grown rubies. #rainkazymerchyk #riojeweler #red #ruby #rubyearrings #sterling #sterlingsilver #earrings #postearrings #valentinesday #love #passion

Step Up pendant/necklace in Sterling silver with 6mm, lab grown, ruby, shown on a 16 inch wheat chain #rainkazymerchyk #riojeweler #ruby #rubynecklace #red #sterlingsilver #sterling #valentinesday #passion #love

Step Up. 6mm, lab grown, ruby and Sterling silver engagement style ring. A modern, bold design to symbolize passion and eternal love. Sized to order. Available at rain-kazymerchyk-art-in-metal.myshopify.com #rainkazymerchyk #riojeweler #ruby #rubyring #engagementring #rubyengagementring #july #julybaby #julybirthstone #valentinesday #red #love #passion #sterlingsilver #wedding #promise #promisering #promiserings

Seven dwarfs turquoise from @turquoise_river and fern castings from #burnout_castings , beautifully arranged together in this Sterling silver cuff bracelet. Will be available at www.rain-kazymerchyk-art-in-metal.myshopify.com soon. #rainkazymerchyk #sevendwarfsturquoise #turquoise #bracelet #sterlingsilver #fern #castings #cuffbracelet #burnout_castings #turquoise_river

One of the first things I have my beginning jewelry students do is learn to use a jeweller’s saw. Jessica said she had a saw but never figured out how to use it. After her first night in class, Jessica went home and created this little frog cutout in copper. It’s so cute... we’re going to have to find a design to use him in. #jewelryclass #riojeweler #rainkazymerchyk #copper #frog

Eternal. This freshwater pearl necklace in Sterling silver is a modern classic. #riojeweler #rainkazymerchyk #pearls #silver #sterlingsilver

Atocha. Freshwater pearl, Marcasite and Sterling silver pendant. Classic design that’s great with a little black dress or a tee shirt and jeans. #riojeweler #rainkazymerchyk #pearls #marcasite #silver #sterlingsilver #classic

Devoted. Alberta Ammolite and Sterling silver necklace with photos of the process. OOAK. This piece is available for purchase at The Grotto Artworks in Merrickville, ON Canada. www.thegrottoartworks.com #riojeweler #rainkazymerchyk #ammonite #sterlingsilver #silver925 #alberta #albertacanada #thegrottoartworks #merrickville #merrickvilleontario

Fairytale Romance. Once upon a time, you had to kiss a few frogs before finding a prince. With this really fun twist on an engagement or promise ring, the happily ever after can begin...Available in a variety of different gemstone choices. Check my Etsy site for pricing. www.artinmetal.etsy.com #riojeweler #rainkazymerchyk #frog #frogring #fairytales #fairytale #fairytalewedding #fairytaleromance #silver925 #whimsical

Just finished some wax carvings to be cast in fine silver for a Plique a jour class I am attending in February. I love learning new things. Puts me in my happy place. #rainkazymerchyk #waxcarving #pliqueajour #enameling

Monarch. Sterling silver crown ring. When you deserve no less than the royal treatment. Available through my Etsy site www.artinmetal.etsy.com #riojeweler #rainkazymerchyk #silver925 #crown #crownring #royaltreatment