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Pet Memorial NecklacesApril 6th, 2017

  Our special animal friends are like members of our family.  When they pass on, it can be a very difficult experience, and I wanted to create a line of jewelry that commemorates the love and bond between us and our pets.  These memorial necklaces are portraits of your little one and feature compartments on More>>…

How I Set Stones & Polish My Necklaces, Step by StepFebruary 8th, 2017

After I’ve completed the silversmithing, soldering, and scrimshaw, I’m ready to set my stones.  I use the blunt end of an X-Acto knife to slowly push in the silver bezel around each gem.  To the left, I’m setting a 5mm garnet into my Artemis necklace.  I work around the bezel like a clock, hitting 12, More>>…

Stories of VenusAugust 12th, 2016

Perhaps the most famous of all goddesses, Venus – also known as Aphrodite – is the Roman goddess of love, magic, beauty, and abundance.  This golden woman was born from the foam of the sea at the creation of the world, and she has been present from the very beginning of time.  Venus loved gaiety More>>…

The Making of the Wisteria FairyMay 15th, 2016

The masterpiece of my career, the Wisteria Fairy took over a year and 350 hours to make. Engraved, chased, repousséd, enameled, pierced, soldered, riveted, and carved, this solid 18k gold masterwork taxed all my skills as a jeweler. She symbolizes the passion of creation and the eternal dance of the artistic Muse. Carving the Statuette More>>…

Stories of FreyjaApril 9th, 2016

The most famous Norse goddess, Freyja is the goddess of love, beauty, fertility, magic, and battle, and her name translates to “The Lady.” She dwells in her sacred hall of Folkvang, where the fierce maiden Valkyries deliver the souls of fallen heroes to become Freyja’s honored soldiers. She is the fairest of all the goddesses More>>…

Abroad in England: My Metalsmithing DegreeApril 9th, 2015

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to spend three months in England studying jewelry and returned home with my degree in three-dimensional metalsmithing (my new skills include blacksmithing, raising hollow forms, box-making, chasing, repousse, engraving, mokume gane, and enameling).  It was an incomparable experience, and I’ve shared some of it below! LONDON: 6 weeks Me More>>…

How I Scrimshaw My Necklaces, Step by StepSeptember 2nd, 2014

How I Solder My Necklaces, Step by StepSeptember 2nd, 2014

How I Bead My Necklaces, Step by StepAugust 31st, 2014

How I Create My Silverwork, Step by StepAugust 30th, 2014