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Now Offering Mokume Gane Apprenticeships with Arn Krebs Mokume!  

Contact Us for More Info! 401 225 3721 

sue@susanfredastudios.com 

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What Metals Are used in Mokume Gane?

Posted by Arn Krebs on

We offer two, three, and four stock metal combinations that use 14kt Yellow Gold, 14kt Red Gold, 14kt White Gold, Sterling Silver, and Palladium. My Mokume Gane jewelry involves any combination of these five metals, as the listings will picture. Custom combinations, or upgrades like 18k gold, can be done for an additional fee.

Any piece with Sterling Silver can also receive an oxidized finish, which is a surface treatment that darkens/blackens the silver. This treatment will wear off, but you can oxidize your own Mokume Gane jewelry at home and there are instructions on how to do this at the bottom of this guide.

Please note that we do not offer copper in our metal combinations. As much as we would like to offer copper in our metal palettes, copper unfortunately corrodes rapidly. A common occurrence you might’ve noticed after wearing copper jewelry is a green stain on your skin. Unfortunately, mixing copper and silver will cause the destruction of your ring and we want them to last you a lifetime!

All of my metals are responsibly sourced.

All of this info and more can be found on our guide page : https://www.susanfredastudios.com/pages/about-mokume-gane

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What Metals Are used in Mokume Gane?

Posted by Arn Krebs on

We offer two, three, and four stock metal combinations that use 14kt Yellow Gold, 14kt Red Gold, 14kt White Gold, Sterling Silver, and Palladium. My Mokume Gane jewelry involves any combination of these five metals, as the listings will picture. Custom combinations, or upgrades like 18k gold, can be done for an additional fee.

Any piece with Sterling Silver can also receive an oxidized finish, which is a surface treatment that darkens/blackens the silver. This treatment will wear off, but you can oxidize your own Mokume Gane jewelry at home and there are instructions on how to do this at the bottom of this guide.

Please note that we do not offer copper in our metal combinations. As much as we would like to offer copper in our metal palettes, copper unfortunately corrodes rapidly. A common occurrence you might’ve noticed after wearing copper jewelry is a green stain on your skin. Unfortunately, mixing copper and silver will cause the destruction of your ring and we want them to last you a lifetime!

All of my metals are responsibly sourced.

All of this info and more can be found on our guide page : https://www.susanfredastudios.com/pages/about-mokume-gane

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Happy New year!

Posted by Arn Krebs on

 

We just want to take a moment to thank all of our loyal supporters for helping to make 2018 our best year yet!

Here is a shot of Sues' work installed in a clients home. oooh aaahhh. Arn is working on a new line of mokume made with luscious new metals and featuring some killer gemstones. Sue is working on a new body of porcelain and glass work which she will be exhibiting in a two person show in February at the Chazan Gallery with artist Allison Paschke. Stay tuned for dates and opening times! 

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Happy New year!

Posted by Susan Freda on

 

We just want to take a moment to thank all of our loyal supporters for helping to make 2018 our best year yet!

Here is a shot of Sues' work installed in a clients home. oooh aaahhh. Arn is working on a new line of mokume made with luscious new metals and featuring some killer gemstones. Sue is working on a new body of porcelain and glass work which she will be exhibiting in a two person show in February at the Chazan Gallery with artist Allison Paschke. Stay tuned for dates and opening times! 

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Customized Handmade Mokume Gane

Posted by Susan Freda on

Mokume Gane with a twist....We customize almost all of our pieces to deliver something completely unique and one of a kind.  Clients call with ideas or images and we get started working out the details.  Many customers would like to remember something special in their lives.  The birth of a child, honeymoon landscape, a special location where they met... there are so many memorable parts of life and we are here to capture them for you into something that can be worn close to your heart.  

We often start with family heirlooms and work them into new treasured pieces or we  start fresh with metal and gems of your choosing.  We truly love making these special pieces for you and we are proud that you trust is us to honor your cherished moments.  

Who are we? We are a husband and wife team, a RISD artist and a skilled jeweler who are living the dream...making our art and making a living. Its hard work but worth it all!  Read our reviews or browse our work to get a feel for the work we create.  We look forward to working with you! 

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Customized Handmade Mokume Gane

Posted by Arn Krebs on

Mokume Gane with a twist....We customize almost all of our pieces to deliver something completely unique and one of a kind.  Clients call with ideas or images and we get started working out the details.  Many customers would like to remember something special in their lives.  The birth of a child, honeymoon landscape, a special location where they met... there are so many memorable parts of life and we are here to capture them for you into something that can be worn close to your heart.  

We often start with family heirlooms and work them into new treasured pieces or we  start fresh with metal and gems of your choosing.  We truly love making these special pieces for you and we are proud that you trust is us to honor your cherished moments.  

Who are we? We are a husband and wife team, a RISD artist and a skilled jeweler who are living the dream...making our art and making a living. Its hard work but worth it all!  Read our reviews or browse our work to get a feel for the work we create.  We look forward to working with you! 

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Fall in Love Sale! 10% off Mokume!!!

Posted by Arn Krebs on

                 Forged in our Imagination

Arn Krebs Arts is proud to offer forge patterned Mokume. This is a premium pattern as it requires extensive skill and experience to produce. 

All Mokume is patterned using two techniques, carving and forging or a combination of the two. Most Mokume is patterned by twisting and carving or carving alone, very few Mokume artists pattern their Mokume using only forging and Arn Krebs Arts is one of the few!

The forged patterns have several advantages over carved patterns. They are more durable as the pattern runs through the ring and will never change even as the ring wears. Forged patterns also offer the opportunity to book match a mirrored pattern on one ring or make a set of rings which have mirror images. Forging the pattern also offers an insight into the process and our inspiration as the pattern is a record of exactly what has happened to each layer, much like geologic and growth processes are revealed by the eroded shapes and patterns in rock in mountains, valleys and canyons or the grain of wood. Forging the pattern in Mokume also expands the possibilities for patterns exponentially, allowing for different aesthetics and the ability to tap into a thousands year old history of pattern welded and damascus steel patterns. This blend of the old and new anchors us to our roots and allows us to reach our branches for the sky! 

All our rings are made start to finish in our studio and are always solid Mokume, not thin veneer of Mokume over other metal or a thick liner. When you buy one of our rings you can be sure you are getting an heirloom quality piece of jewelry as unique as you are. 

If you would like to commission a new piece or pattern specifically for you, we are always excited to work with you to create your ideal piece of jewelry. We have many patterns and metal combinations available which are not published or represented in our portfolio, and our design philosophy allows us to integrate seamlessly any stones you may want to highlight or include in the design. We strive to create jewelry as meaningful to you as it is to us.



Check out the new site here, complete with customer reviews, a blog, and  all of our latest commissioned wedding and engagement rings. 

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Fall in Love Sale! 10% off Mokume!!!

Posted by Arn Krebs on

                 Forged in our Imagination

Arn Krebs Arts is proud to offer forge patterned Mokume. This is a premium pattern as it requires extensive skill and experience to produce. 

All Mokume is patterned using two techniques, carving and forging or a combination of the two. Most Mokume is patterned by twisting and carving or carving alone, very few Mokume artists pattern their Mokume using only forging and Arn Krebs Arts is one of the few!

The forged patterns have several advantages over carved patterns. They are more durable as the pattern runs through the ring and will never change even as the ring wears. Forged patterns also offer the opportunity to book match a mirrored pattern on one ring or make a set of rings which have mirror images. Forging the pattern also offers an insight into the process and our inspiration as the pattern is a record of exactly what has happened to each layer, much like geologic and growth processes are revealed by the eroded shapes and patterns in rock in mountains, valleys and canyons or the grain of wood. Forging the pattern in Mokume also expands the possibilities for patterns exponentially, allowing for different aesthetics and the ability to tap into a thousands year old history of pattern welded and damascus steel patterns. This blend of the old and new anchors us to our roots and allows us to reach our branches for the sky! 

All our rings are made start to finish in our studio and are always solid Mokume, not thin veneer of Mokume over other metal or a thick liner. When you buy one of our rings you can be sure you are getting an heirloom quality piece of jewelry as unique as you are. 

If you would like to commission a new piece or pattern specifically for you, we are always excited to work with you to create your ideal piece of jewelry. We have many patterns and metal combinations available which are not published or represented in our portfolio, and our design philosophy allows us to integrate seamlessly any stones you may want to highlight or include in the design. We strive to create jewelry as meaningful to you as it is to us.



Check out the new site here, complete with customer reviews, a blog, and  all of our latest commissioned wedding and engagement rings. 

Read more