I've just begun the adventure of carving my own designs into steel, to create these kinds of molds that I work with. This is a flower that I created, using a high speed drill bit and a block of steel. The silver gets squished inside to create the flower in my carving ! :)  They are made to order, and will be shipped within two weeks, if you need special arrangements, just send an email! 

Each piece is handmade, so there will be no such thing as perfection, if you know what I mean. I'm only human! haha :D But my process with the earrings here, is that I use a hydraulic press and set the silver into the carved/stamped die, then jack up the press and get as much detial as I can. Then I anneal the silver to make it soft again, then return to the press to get more details out of the die. Eventually, the image comes out clear! Then I take it to my bench and hand-saw out the shape and then go on to build the earrings from there. :) These dies work like play-doh in a mold. Except metal is much more stubborn and needs lots of coaxing with a torch. And time/patience.

RockRose Stud Earrings