Sleek Peek: Local Jewelry From BD'angelo is Understated, Yet Edgy

, From top left: 18K gold vermeil cuff with chain, $216. Balance Collection 14K gold vermeil pendant necklace, price upon request. Lost Boys 18K gold vermeil skull earrings, $136. Balance Collection 14K gold vermeil ring, price upon request. Photos: David Croxford

 

One glance around Marissa Beatrice’s Mililani studio and it’s clear, this isn’t some hobbyist’s play area. The B.D’angelo designer is the real deal. Her dedication to great craftsmanship is evidenced in both her massive tool collection, a dizzying array of pliers, hammers, blades and shapers that cover her work table and fill the drawers beneath it, and the serious pieces of machinery scattered about the cozy, 10-by-12-foot room. In one corner sits an industrial-size acetylene tank used for soldering. In another, the 50-pound beast of a polisher that Beatrice brought back from California. “It was too heavy to ship at a decent price, so I bought it a plane ticket and hand-carried it home,” she says.

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  1. 29, trucks as big as houses scooped piles of dirt from under the street, as others picked up huge blocks of granite from the old bridge structure. A crane hoisted an acetylene tank into position so that a torch could cut through the iron supports in
  2. A welder's truck was on fire on the outside of a building; the acetylene tank had vented a flame at the top. The first-due engine put copious gallons of water on the tank but permitted the flame to continue to burn. The thinking was the venting gas
  3. "It did get in the roof area," Buckley said. "There was a lot of fire." A firefighter said a car in the garage was on fire. Buckley said workers from Chariot advised the firefighters of the hazards in the building, which include acetylene torches

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