Studio notes and Musings

Green Things Growing: Inspiration behind the new Verdure Collection

Green Things Growing: Inspiration behind the ne...

Let me repeat, we have green things in the Southwest. And, contrary to the complainers, we do have seasons—not the same seasons as other places, but we do have them!...

Green Things Growing: Inspiration behind the ne...

Let me repeat, we have green things in the Southwest. And, contrary to the complainers, we do have seasons—not the same seasons as other places, but we do have them!...

Introduction

Introduction

On a whim, I signed up for a jewelry-making course at Pima College. Their metals program was pretty amazing at that time, with three accomplished instructors in the metalsmithing and...

Introduction

On a whim, I signed up for a jewelry-making course at Pima College. Their metals program was pretty amazing at that time, with three accomplished instructors in the metalsmithing and...

Little Known Facts About Me

Little Known Facts About Me

Little known facts about Liette Murphy (that's me!):I bought my first car at 16. It's a 1974 Dodge Dart with a V-8 318 engine (no wussy slant-6 for me, thanks!)...

Little Known Facts About Me

Little known facts about Liette Murphy (that's me!):I bought my first car at 16. It's a 1974 Dodge Dart with a V-8 318 engine (no wussy slant-6 for me, thanks!)...

Sterling Silver and mint green variscite Cascade Collection jewelry designs

Confessions of a Southwest Jeweler

As I've gotten older I've come to appreciate turquoise jewelry--some of it--in small doses. And as I've learned more about gems, stones, and minerals, my appreciation has grown.  Not too...

Confessions of a Southwest Jeweler

As I've gotten older I've come to appreciate turquoise jewelry--some of it--in small doses. And as I've learned more about gems, stones, and minerals, my appreciation has grown.  Not too...

In like a Lion...

In like a Lion...

It is March already! This year for me, March is all about color. 

In like a Lion...

It is March already! This year for me, March is all about color. 

What's in a name...

What's in a name...

The start of a new year is that perfect time for self-reflection and I do like to use this time to reset, make new goals, reflect on where I started...

What's in a name...

The start of a new year is that perfect time for self-reflection and I do like to use this time to reset, make new goals, reflect on where I started...