Studio notes and Musings

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...

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...

Pearls and gemstones: A Collection of Beaded necklaces

Pearls and gemstones: A Collection of Beaded ne...

I took a hard left turn this summer and departed from my usual path of silver-smithing and setting stones, and tried something new. Here is the result! Delicate beaded necklaces...

Pearls and gemstones: A Collection of Beaded ne...

I took a hard left turn this summer and departed from my usual path of silver-smithing and setting stones, and tried something new. Here is the result! Delicate beaded necklaces...

New additions to the Eye Candy collection-deliciously colorful gemstone jewelry

New additions to the Eye Candy collection-delic...

It was too long in coming, but I’ve finally added pendants to my colorful Eye Candy Collection! Lovely, petite tourmaline in bright, glowing colors are set in silver and hang...

New additions to the Eye Candy collection-delic...

It was too long in coming, but I’ve finally added pendants to my colorful Eye Candy Collection! Lovely, petite tourmaline in bright, glowing colors are set in silver and hang...

Eye Candy Pendants in Vivid Color

Eye Candy Pendants in Vivid Color

Why did it take so long? Back in February I put together my Eye Candy Collection-a small batch of colorful tourmaline earrings and rings made to wear anytime, anywhere. And...

Eye Candy Pendants in Vivid Color

Why did it take so long? Back in February I put together my Eye Candy Collection-a small batch of colorful tourmaline earrings and rings made to wear anytime, anywhere. And...

Two classic styles with my silver Echeveria Pendants and Carnelian

Two classic styles with my silver Echeveria Pen...

If you know me you know I love Carnelian; the earthy cinnamon hued stone has my favorite shade of red. But somehow, I don’t have a lot of it in...

Two classic styles with my silver Echeveria Pen...

If you know me you know I love Carnelian; the earthy cinnamon hued stone has my favorite shade of red. But somehow, I don’t have a lot of it in...