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!...

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...

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...