Archive for June, 2012


Monday, June 25th, 2012


I’m designing a line of jewelry for one of my favorite places, Sundara. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by apple orchards, it’s the home of my mom’s sister, after whom I am named.  She’s made many folks happy by sharing this amazing place as a venue for weddings and special events. The pieces I’ve designed are inspired by it’s beauty, and represent some of the magical moments that abound there – including a recycled sterling silver pendant set with a sparkly citrine and hand engraved to resemble one of the Mason jar lanterns that light up the trees.



Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Vic Chesnutt, the great Southern poet and song crafter for whom I blog today, put every bloody bit of himself in those stark, delicate, raw, biting and bright songs.  He was an underground living legend often seen around town, performing or attending, in the late 80s/early 90s when I was living in Athens, GA. The day I left Athens, my good buddy Brad made me a gift of all his Vic Chesnutt cds, which consisted of Little, West of Rome, and Drunk. I lived in Honolulu for a few years after that, listening to the only one of those that was not too scratched to play (Little) over and over.


Come with me

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

These are my Ode to Georgia. I lived there nine formative years and it really got under my skin. There is a darkness. But it’s also so alive. Copper peaches with cubic zirconia and citrine. Sterling silver chains. Hand engraved one at a time.


Deep Thoughts

Monday, June 11th, 2012

I am in the middle of book 3 of The Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. I haven’t seen the show, YET, and certainly they have a soundtrack already…but I have started compiling a list of music for the soundtrack of G.O.T. as it is in my head.

1. Most songs on the album IN THE FUTURE by Black Mountain, especially the song Tyrants. I am convinced Stephen McBean was reading G.O.T. when he composed this.

2. Most songs on the album SHOW YOUR BONES by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, especially Gold Lion.

more to come…