Archive for the ‘Process’ Category

Something I’m working on…

Monday, March 25th, 2013

It is a custom piece for my Dad’s cousin, Val.  A variation of the 5 Star Bueno, it will be a pin. Those holes will contain stones.

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Meltdowns=good.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

I really enjoy melting stuff.  I have been gathering little bits of gold scrap and transforming them into gold-blob loveliness.  Rings. There is nothing quite as personal and meaningful, in the jewelry world, as a ring.  I love making rings.  I dream about rings.  Once you put one on it becomes an extension of yourself.  It has to stand up to a lot.  The wear and tear it shows tells the story of you.

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Tear It Up

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

I’ve just moved my workshop from Vancouver, B.C. to a little place at the end of a long and tree-canopied gravel road in the farmlands near Mt. Baker, WA.  It’s not actually set up just yet, and currently occupied (part-time) by my brother’s two big dogs and an inch of dusty dirt.  I’m excited to get in there and “tear it UP”, in the parlance of our times…It’s the first thing I’m going to do when I get back from Bumbershoot (Seattle’s premier music and arts festival taking place labor day wknd).  Yay Bumbershoot!  I hope I see you there, virtual compadre.

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I Love Copper

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

I am falling in love with Copper. It didn’t happen right away.  I was hesitant, resistant.  But then it found it’s way under my hammer. The malleability of Copper hooked me.  Then there are the colors.  The pinkey orange when polished, black cherry/ash as it tarnishes with exposure to the elements of oxygen and skin,  bright red of a borax patina, etc. etc. etc. The results of my attempts are never exactly the same.  I can’t say I mind the surprises.  I made my favorite pair of hoops today with Copper. I’m not sure what to name them, yet. On second thought, I think I’ll name them “birthday hoops”.

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