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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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