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Jo Haemer Jewelry Gallery


#5

Amazing ideas and nice work.


#6

Jo -
Your glasses would be enough to make me consider giving up my contact lens!
Suella


#7

This all beautiful stuff…… very well done.

Andy “The Tool Guy” Kroungold
Director Tool Sales & Stuller Bench
Stuller Inc.
P 1-800-877-7777 ext 4191 or 4194


#8

So beautiful that they make me want to cry.


#9

Beautiful work! I particularly like the gold pendant with graduated colors running from the center stone. Also, the glasses are fascinating. I drew up some designs for sunglasses about 15 years ago and never made them, but now I’m seriously considering it. Thanks for sharing the great work!


#10

Bench Monkeys always seek higher ground…
Can’t swing from the trees unless you’re already up there !
Hi Jo,
Possible to get Timothy’s response to the poll?
Thanks… You-all inspire me…
Must be the rose color glasses.
Thanks, Jim


#11

You are one of my inspirations. I love the excellence in detail and finishing - so professional!
Leslie Chapman
Fortymile Gold Workshop


#12

Love, love, love!!! Inspiration to strive to enhance my skills – slowly but surely!
Karen d. Portland OR


#13

Nice!


#14

STUNNING!
I’m incredibly enthralled by your glasses (and the horned copper-(?)-lined mugs are so seductive).
If you don’t mind me asking, how did you accomodate the lenses?
Did you work with an optician or is there a basic rule to follow?
Are they ‘set’ or glued or how does that work?
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creations!


#15

Totally gorgeous work…love the horn handles on the signature mugs (crude term for such a work of art) and the span of craft, from personal, intimate pieces to furniture!..what are your personal favorites?


#16

I know you are a professional goldsmith running a business but I do not know how you can bear to part with some of the works of art you make!Karen


#17

FWIW, those are boars’ tusks, not horns.


#18

I really enjoyed your gallery. Wonderful work. Thank you for posting.


#19

Thanks for your kind words. Those mugs are 200 years old and were altered by a hack. I had to remove all of the bad work. Imitation silver foil. Paper clips and glue. Then I carved and cast the new handle connectors and solder them on. The inside of the mugs I re gold plated.
The eye glass lens are not glued. I use various traditional methods for holding them. Sometimes a half bezel, an under cut bar and fishing line. If the lens are non prescription I cut them myself. Prescription lens I have cut by an optical cutting factory.
-Jo


#20

I have bills to pay:-) But that said there are some pieces that I wish I could have aforded to keep.
My late father was a professional artist. One of the greatest gifts he gave us kids was " I painted this. You like it? Great. Pay me. I have a wife and three kids."
My younger sister is a professional soprano. If she’s at a party and some drunk says “Hey sing something.” She just smiles and says “Sure. I’d be happy to. I charge $ 75.00 per song. What do you want to hear?”


#21

Those are a restoration project I did. They are 200 years old. Before I was a jeweler I was a liturgical silver smith.


#22

Andy- Thanks. Any compliment from you means a lot to me.


#23

Somehow I am missing something. What mugs? Am I not signed up correctly?

Noralie Katsu


#24

Noralie- I must have cc’d you by accident.