norma cheung, at work office studio

Hello and welcome to our handmade collection!

As you may have seen in our "About us" page, we carry pieces from around the world, but also design and manufacture our own, right here in the USA.

My name is Norma and I taught myself the art of jewelry wax carving over the last 6 or 7 years. It started out very slowly in the beginning, with just a couple of pendants here and there, when I could find the time to work on them while also running this business.

Like many people who never felt like any career path was quite the right fit, it has taken me a long time to get here - to a place where I finally feel like this is what I should have been doing all along.

wax carving tools

Creating these tiny and detailed wax models for jewelry has become my passion and it is also when I feel like I enter a "zen-like" state, where hours and days seem to go by and I'm not aware of the passage of time. Nothing else in my life has ever felt the way jewelry carving makes me feel - as if this is what I was born to do.

The thing I love most about wax carving is the great level of detail that can be achieved. But I also love that when I finish, the pieces seem to have a kind of "spirit", seen in the tiny imperfections and variations that happen in the process of being created by hand.

I also feel that carving by hand captures the passion, time, and effort spent in the creation of the pendant that can't be achieved when a design is created by software and 3D printers.

some of my wax jewelry models

There are two kinds of pendants in this collection - ones that are made of metal clay silver and ones that are cast in sterling silver via the ancient lost wax process. You can read more about the two kinds of pendants here.

Thank you very much for visiting my collection. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I enjoy creating it.

Go to my Metal Clay Silver collection.
Go to my Lost Wax Cast collection.



wax model next to finished silver piece
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