62 N Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59601
Tuesday - Friday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Imagine Designs is a grass roots business. Built in Helena, MT from the ground up, beginning in 2007 by Bob & Rachel Krug; who have been designing and making jewelry since 1990. Now, all of our kids work with us and are learning - and perfecting - the trade.
Mokume-gane (木目金) is a Japanese metalworking procedure which produces a mixed-metal laminate with distinctive layered patterns, as well as that laminate itself. Mokume-gane translates closely to "wood grain metal" or "wood eye metal" and describes the way metal takes on the appearance of natural wood grain. Mokume gane fuses several layers of differently colored precious metals together to form a sandwich of alloys called a "billet." The billet is then manipulated in such a way that a pattern resembling wood grain emerges over its surface. Numerous ways of working the mokume gane create diverse patterns. Once the metal has been rolled into a sheet or bar, several techniques are used to produce a range of effects.
Imagine Designs, Jewelry Studio is in scenic Helena, MT; a beautiful western Montana town. We design, create & sell our designs from our studio. All our work is done on site and every design is an original. Bob designs using a 3D computer program so the customer can see exactly what their jewelry will look like before it's finished. From the computer, our 3D printer prints the resin for the customer's viewing and from there it is cast & finished. No surprises and the customer oversees the design from start to finish; if changes need to be made they can be done before the item is printed.
We work in gold, platinum & silver and use only natural gemstones including diamonds, Montana & Yogo sapphires, rubies, pearls; the list goes on & on. In addition to custom work, we offer a full line of beautiful finished jewelry from diamond engagement rings to sapphire jewelry, gold, silver and a fun, funky line of copper & silver jewelry. You have no limits when you shop with us.
The Krug Family
Owners, founders & jewelers
Imagine Designs, Jewelry Studio has grown out of owner's Bob & Rachel Krug's passion for beautiful, one of a kind jewelry. Both are Montana natives and each have over 30 years’ experience in the jewelry industry. Bob has been designing & making jewelry since 1990 and has mastered the craft. And, now we’re training our next generation; our son Kyle is becoming an amazing jeweler.