Oregon Obsidian Desert Hunting

Categories: News, Sourcing | Posted 28-6-2016

We got out of the jewelry studio and into the desert! It was an adventure digging for Oregon Obsidian at Glass Butte in the wild high desert of central Oregon. We are intrigued by the origin and beauty of the material. A volcanic event occurred 5 million years ago that is the origin of much of Oregon’s obsidian. Obsidian is essentially volcanic glass and forms from lava that has cooled very quickly and we love the rich black color. Check out our designs made with this gorgeous material!  <3 Val + Rachel IMG_2142 (1) IMG_2147 (1)


Cayley & Andy’s Wedding! C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !

Categories: News | Posted 13-1-2016

Cayley & Andy
“On the eve of Midsummer, June 20th, 2015, we invited our dear friends and family for a night of “Ethereal Spring Love” to celebrate our partnership and our new life together. Our party took place on a historic farm in rural Burlington, North Carolina, where we enjoyed acres of land to dance, hula hoop, enjoy tasty food truck fare and camp out! We kicked off our celebration by exchanging promises to one another, gathered around our handmade maypole, and then invited everyone to take a ribbon and dance around the pole with us as a symbol of the love and support our friends and families have provided us throughout our lives leading up to our partnership.” – Cayley & Andy

JM Craft Works Custom Handmade Jewelry Boxes for VK Designs

Categories: Events, Featured Projects, News, Press | Posted 30-4-2015

Simply the perfect jewelry boxes!  JM Craft Works creates these beautiful, clean, simple and modern ring boxes for VK Designs. Notice that they are amazing proportions (not your typical brick sized ring box) and are designed with sleek & strong magnetic closers. We are completely smitten and so proud to have Jim create them!

This is what Jim says about these boxes and his designs:

“The walnut log you see in the first photo is from a tree cut down in our neighborhood years ago by the city.  I knew it was a black walnut and talked to the city forester about recycling it. He allowed me to collect most of the tree after they cut it down instead of it being hauled to the city dump.  Since most of the things I make are pretty small, it’s lasted for years.  I also visit two local recycling centers, Second Chance Building Materials and The Habitat for Humanity Restore, where I find a lot of the fine hardwoods I use in my work.  I have a specialty bandsaw & planer set up for reconditioning old used wood. Everything I sell is completely handmade by me from start to finish and I try to use as much recycled material as possible although I do sometimes have custom orders requiring purchased hardwoods from a local specialty hardwood supplier. “

We could not be happier with these beautiful boxes! The story and ethics behind the boxes pairs perfectly with the jewelry! Thank you Jim for your amazing work!

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Congratulations to Daniel & Breanne!

Categories: Events, Featured Projects, News, Press | Posted 2-4-2015

Daniel Engagement

Congratulations to Daniel & Breanne on their recent Engagement!


Romantic Late Summer Wedding

Categories: Events, News | Posted 6-12-2014

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“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” -William Shakespeare

Congratulations Mollie & Russ!

Photos thanks to Pxlvue photography