Saturday, October 7, 2017

Mountain Range Wedding Bands

Do you love to hike? Is it your passion? Consider having your favorite Mountain Range on your wedding band or maybe a ring as a celebration, a victory of having completed your personal goal!
I can use your digital photograph to hand draw your favorite range and hand saw each mountain peak in sterling silver or gold. These rings are handcrafted one at a time, with great respect for accuracy and detail. No casting done here, it is completely hand-fabricated in the old style tradition of goldsmithing.

Take a look at some of my favorites:




























Sunday, August 20, 2017

Jackson, New Hampshire Art in the Park - Wonderful Weekend!

Preparing for a show takes diligence, time and yes... LOTS of preparation.
It means setting an alarm clock first of all, for very early mornings and long days of selling your work to some who may not understand the process. It also means being able to describe what you do, and why you do it... to someone who may receive it well, or perhaps someone who just doesn't get "it". That's alright.
It means sharing your vision with those who only dream of the life you lead... they may have long arduous days in the city, in an office or a cubicle. They may be a very busy mother raising her children at home, and only dream of some free time to create what their heart desires.
The one thing a show does is CONNECT you with your audience. To see the delight in someones' eyes, when the see the piece they have been searching for. For the person who comes along and just KNOWS that that piece was created just for her, because in it's design and fabrication, there is some secret to her story that resonates deeply.
These are the moments that an artist, of any medium, dream of. To have a piece that you have dreamt of, have drawn out, lingered and agonized over, instinctively introduce itself to it's new owner. There is a love story there, and it makes two hearts warm to finally meet.
Thank you to my followers, new and old.
You warm my heart.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Make Your Own Wedding Band Workshops!


Make Your Own Wedding Bands
What better way to create a memory to last a lifetime, that you can look at every day, long after the cake is gone, the flowers have faded and all that's left are memories...

Take my workshop and in one day, you will create your own Wedding Bands under my guidance. 
All tools and materials you need are supplied, and you will finish these in one day, lunch is provided along with a celebratory local beer or wine.

Here's what Zachary had to say:

"Laura was extremely knowledgeable, experienced and patient in helping my fiance and I create beautiful wedding bands for one another. This is a day we will treasure for years to come and I highly recommend her!"













Wednesday, June 7, 2017

New listings arriving daily ( or nearly) on my ETSY store!

I have been working feverishly to add more inventory to my online stores, and I hope you will bookmark them and keep them in mind when you have a gift to give or need a "pick me up" for yourself.
Thank you for shopping Laura Guptill Jewelry!

laura-guptill-jewelry   Square Store
LauraGuptillJewelry   Etsy

I am a self employed jeweler, by appointment only, and it wasn't for YOU, I could not be doing what I love to do- MAKE AWESOME Jewelry!
I put my heart and soul into every piece. I have many check points I cover before I send a piece out into the world...
-Is it pretty?
-Is it awesome?
-Would I wear it?
-Is it comfortable?
-Are there any sharp points that would hurt someone?
-Is this durable?
-Is it a quality piece of jewelry?
-Are the metals and gemstones real and sourced from reputable sources?

I stand behind all of my work, if there is a problem with the quality of the fabrication of the piece, I want to know about it and make it right.
If I can't change something to make it better, I can give you a store credit upon return and inspection of the piece, if there is a problem with the workmanship.
Ring sizing is a very important and serious matter if you are ordering a ring- please get sized from a professional jeweler, based on the width of the ring you are ordering. Wider rings need a little larger sizing to be comfortable.
I want your ring to fit you! I will make every reasonable effort, when possible, to size it perfectly to you. Some rings do not lend themselves easily, or at all, to re-sizing, so please take the time to get professionally sized.

I thank you, always, for your business, and hope you will bookmark me and come back often. Tell your friends :)

Sincerely,
Laura



Thursday, May 25, 2017

Mount Washington Valley's Top 100 Contest

I am so grateful and proud to be nominated and voted into 3rd Place, Honorable Mention, in the Best Jeweler category!
I am an independent artist, seeing clients by appointment only, I have no storefront! It is a wonderful recognition to be placing in this contest. I am so thankful for my customers, new and old, who seek me out to create something very special for them to have for generations. Perhaps they are the customers I see at Craft Fairs, or they buy my jewelry in the local galleries... I am humbled and I am appreciative of their support.
I love the Mount Washington Valley, NH!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Something new from something old

What do you do when you want to have a re-design of your Wedding Bands? 
Have an experienced goldsmith melt your old set and create something that reflects who you are today!
Your original set has sentimental value to you, but you don't have to be stuck with what you could manage to buy when you were much younger. If you are like me, you got what you could and were happy with that. However, you dream of doing something a little different for yourself for an upcoming Anniversary... 
Let's talk.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Spring Fever in the Studio

Yippee! Spring is here, now if the snow would melt and temperature would cooperate... But at least that means it's still cold enough to force me inside to keep creating in my studio. Fair enough!

I love experimenting. This is a good time of year to try out some new things. I am enamored with enamel lately. Finding some really cool uses for adding color to metal is exciting. Be on the lookout for some charming flowery earrings for spring and summer!

But for now, here are some newbies...

14K Gold Filled Textured earrings with Genuine Rubies

Resistance Jewelry

My new baby "Studio Mate"
He hated hammering, until he realized IF he was quiet, he would get a treat. Now he comes running and quietly waits for his treat. XO

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Make Your Own Wedding Band Workshops! Maayan and Sam

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This is  a glimpse into a full day workshop where a beautiful couple makes each others Wedding Bands, that will live in their memories and become a special story to pass down for generations. 
Call to book YOUR workshop with me and create your own Wedding Bands , under the guidance and expertise of a seasoned jeweler. No previous experience necessary, I will guide you through the process and you will be proud of your accomplishments.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

2017! Welcoming in the New Year with a few new beauties~

These new beauties are not available on my Etsy site yet, please contact me if you are interested ... 
 Maine Tourmaline, Sterling Silver, set in 14K Yellow Gold Bezel- size 5 3/4, $390
 Enamel on Copper Artisan Earrings,  Handmade Sterling ear wires, made to order, allow subtle artistic differences, $65
 The Birches, Sterling Silver, forged, $ 50
 Customer Diamonds, reset in 14K White Gold, not for sale- but contact me to have YOUR stones reset, or to purchase new sparkly diamonds.
 Enamel on Copper with Freshwater Pearl Dangles, Handmade Sterling Ear Wires, $50
 Hand dyed Luxurious Silk Ribbon Bracelet, your word or mine, multi- pearl and gem dangles on each side of stamping, Handstamped on Aluminum, $35
 Hand Forged Artisan Copper Cuff Bracelets, $35-$45
Sterling Silver Hand Pierced and Hand Engraved Feather Cuff Bracelet, Made to Order, allow for subtle artistic differences, $185