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The Beth Church Project II by jessa1155 The Beth Church Project II by jessa1155
We're posting a second collage of this piece:) We both love this ring so much that we wanted to show another batch of photos showing the ring at different angles.

This is a project we did for designer Beth Church:iconbchurch:
The spider is removable from the ring. Australian Mintabie opals, enamel and pink spinel set in sterling silver.

Ring and opal cutting by Mark Anderson.
Spider carving by Mark and Martha Borzoni.

Second photo collage of the ring seen here~


See here for a full length blog post with in-process photos~[link]

YouTube video of how the spider attaches to the ring [link]
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hruzalit Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Can I buy this ring?
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
It was a custom project, so it was sold before it was ever made. Thanks for the interest.. sorry for the delayed reply!
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Casnieba Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Student General Artist
i love that ring! i think having the spider be detatchable is an amazing idea, are you making more to sell or is it a one of a kind project? i want one...
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Akai-Ink Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What a fascinating, inspiring project! I can see why you and Mark loved working on it so much. The youtube video is a must-watch for magpies and jewelers alike - it's very clever. Thank you so very much for sharing it with us.
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome, I'm glad my dorky video is acceptable:)
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love this piece so much! Thanks for sharing some more great shots of it.
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much:)I loved this ring so much.. I tried to get as many photos as I could before we sent it out to our client Beth. I hated seeing this ring go... it was an extraordinary work of art.
Mark really impressed me with this project! He and my mom are both amazing with their wax carving skills. Mark has been trying to get me to carve my designs in wax for nearly two years but I've been stubborn about it. Seeing this project come to life has convinced me... I'm going to start putting more time and energy into learning how to carve and cast wax:)
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Dayu Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
ouh, you added a youtube link! Now I know how it works. Thanks!
A great piece of work, again! =)
I love opals.

I'm very excited to see my pendant you're working on.
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HokaidoPlanet Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Student General Artist
woo
that is just pure awesomeness~!!!
its really pretty~ great work, i wanted to see the video but im at school right now and youtube is blocked >.<
i wanted to see how the spiders is attach to the ring
is it like a magnet or something?
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad you like it:) No.. Mark did consider using a magnetic attachment but decided against it for this project. He used a tiny hidden screw underneath the ring... it works beautifully and is very easy to take apart and reassemble.
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HokaidoPlanet Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Student General Artist
wooo i would have never thoug of that
actually that better than magnet because with a magnet it could fall of and get lost
i didnt think of that
still is beautiful no matter what~ ^-^
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much!:)
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HokaidoPlanet Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Student General Artist
your welcome~
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0purple0gone0wild0 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
This is amazing! I hope to become as talented as you guys are someday :D
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awwww... thanks!:)
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underworldriver Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
:wow: its so shiny! :XD:
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes... shiny and lots of fire in the opal:)
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underworldriver Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
ITS BEAUTIFUL! i found myself staring at it for awhile lol.
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!:)
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underworldriver Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome!!
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LifelessObsessions Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
i want one! lve the spider, it's beautiful!! :D
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks:) I want one too actually! We're making a line of limited edition cast spider jewelry that will be available by early spring. If you check back later we'll have some affordable spider jewelry:clap:
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LifelessObsessions Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
yay! i can't wait! :)
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realityhelix Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What's a Mintabie opal? Is that just the name of the mine or region it comes from?
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Mintabie is an opal mine in South Australia:) If you're curious about the town or the opal mine this website will give you info~[link]
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DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
So beautiful. :D I really love this project. :D
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Another project that was hard for us to let go of:(
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DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
I have a few pieces like that, that I have an awful time parting with. :(
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
So you understand... it's like giving your babies away! This was the hardest piece to let go of... I didn't want to take it off my hand! We're in the process of making a line of cast jewelry including a few spider pieces.... I can't wait to have more spider jewelry to wear!
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DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
I can imagine! I sold a piece in my Etsy store a week ago that I had really become attached to. It was so hard to let it go.

I can't wait to see what the two of you come up with! :D
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SaphireFLames Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
beautiful and awesome :)
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks:)
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SaphireFLames Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
welcome :handshake:
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Nana-cat Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
I really hate spiders, but this is too cool not to love!
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, glad this spider gets a little love:love:
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:iconbrigitte-fredensborg:
So wonderful stones and such a great design!
Absolutely lovely!:clap:
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks:)
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ringnebula Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
This is a seriously fierce ring!!!!
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
:blush:
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Moongara Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
Those are really neat. Lovely photographing too.
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I took multiple images of the ring to show it from different angles... glad you liked the photography:)
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JanuarBags Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
very impressive
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!:)
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CrysallisCreations Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
this is truly one of the most amazing piece of jewelry that I've seen to date!!! :clap: bravo!!! :heart:
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much....I'll pass on the compliment to Mark:)
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