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small batches

small batches

islaRae artisan jewelry is always made in batches of 12 or less, and pledges never to mass produce. seen here, seastars just colorized, ready for their match.

painting

painting

Learn to paint from a degreed painter, sharing techniques, critique and skills with a seasoned artist. islaRae holds a fine arts degree from the Corcoran School of Art & Design 1998 in Washington D.C. and a lifetime of experience painting for private and professional spaces. ready to level up your work, join us!

create

create

Design your own custom piece from islaRae's personal collection of castings, or create your own from a carved wax. The possibilities are endless when artful minds come together

cast

cast

Work with fire ~ learn to anneal, solder, pour an ingot, the mold making & casting process, enamel and kiln work here, with islaRae.

castings

castings

Learn the mold making & lost wax casting process.

gemstones

gemstones

High quality gem sources, including private prospectors and gem cutters, ethically mined gemstones, and a global community of gemological contacts are at your fingertips when you work with islaRae.

gemology

gemology

Want to see your diamond under the microscope, and learn more about it? Gem sourcing & identification, diamond grading, appraisals, upgrades are all done in-house by GIA Certified Gemologist islaRae.

design

design

Start from scratch & design a personal piece with the help of a professional artist. Preliminary sketches, designer drawings, & 3D Modeling software turn your idea into reality. IslaRae listens carefully to clients to get their vision just right.

benchwork

benchwork

Hand fabrication, refinishing, repairs, upgrades all happen here at the bench. Learn bench skills here.

limited edition

limited edition

See something you like that's not in the shop? islaRae limited edition pieces are made in small batches, and usually don't last long! When you put in a request for a made-to-order item, it starts the process of casting another small batch, you'll know that your piece is a rare work of art.

craftsmanship

craftsmanship

Not just jewelry! islaRae began as a sculptor, interior designer, and woodworker. Unique projects are welcomed ~ seen here, refinishing a cafe bar for illy brand coffee.

benchwork

benchwork

Start slow, learn simple bench skills, with a jeweler's watchful eye over your work. Advance at your own pace. Bring in a personal project, and let islaRae help see it to completion.

Certified Jeweler / Gemologist & Diamond Grader

small batches

islaRae artisan jewelry is always made in batches of 12 or less, and pledges never to mass produce. seen here, seastars just colorized, ready for their match.