Hammered silver twigs

May 1, 2008

It’s been a busy week attending to business with my recumbent road bike company, Oracle Cycle Works where we’ve got production going on and I’m also delving into a new project. For more info please see my Oracle Cycle Works blog. On the jewellery design front I’m working on luxe gemstone items for the Gahooletree […]

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More Luxe Gemstones

April 29, 2008

Our move towards greater reliance on luxe gemstones is underway. The Ariana bracelet features 160 carats of genuine gemstones in an eye catching palatte appropriate for year round use. Truly a modern heirloom collectable, this bracelet is a very comfortable piece of wearable artwork. Ariana has spectacular topaz and ruby specimens in a cornucopia of […]

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Reorganizing my Studio

April 29, 2008

Well I have ‘bit the bullitt’ and begrudgingly decided to reorganize my studio. Recalicitrant isn’t a word I use to describe myself, but geez I am being totally recalcitrant about making this change. You know in a former life I was dubbed the ‘ambassador of change’ at a major Canadian corporation… so what is going […]

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Tree in Spring by Julia Bristow Jewelry

April 28, 2008

A short post today highlighting the eclectic multi media adornments of my friend Julia Bristow, creator of the awesome artisan jewelry available at Julia Bristow Jewelry. I’m amazed at the attention to detail and obvious care that Julia pours into each labor of love she creates. I’m also honored that Julia chose to incorporate one […]

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April 23, 2008

I’m copying this snippet of code herefor future reference. My talentdatabase portfolio will be updated on an ongoing basis. Please visit my talentdatabase portfolio and leave an acknowledgement or comment.Thanks!

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Lacy Flower and Vine Comb

April 22, 2008

Wow, I just figured out how to adjust the frame widths on this blogger template. All those years of struggling on my own to learn html are paying off. I feel this new layout is more visually pleasing. Monday was a good day project wise. I figured out how to create a custom Error 404 […]

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New Materials

April 21, 2008

This week is off to a far better start for us here at Ga’hooleTree and Oracle Design Group. With all of my blogs I include business planning and strategy topics and this post is no exception. I’ve decided that the buy group idea will work well for me if I plan ahead and schedule appropriate […]

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Slow Progress Today

April 16, 2008

This is one of the those days when absolutely nothing has gone well. One of my vermeil orders arrived. By mistake I left it in harm’s way so Amy grabbed it and chewed it up. She detects cigarette smoke and other nice strange odours on mail so she destroys just about any and all mail […]

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Is a Buying Group Right For You?

April 15, 2008

The one aspect of being a jewellery designer that I find most frustrating is sourcing. Finding good supplies can drive you right ’round the bend… mad actually. I’m picky about my components and gems. So recently I posted trade leads on Trade India no less. We’ll see how that pans out. One gem supplier from […]

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Custom earwires – cool finishing touches

April 14, 2008

I’ve been searching and searching for cool earwire components to use in my jewellery designs, but nothing I’m seeing at the supplies outlets really grabs me. From time to time, I’ve seen exquisite earrings (usually from European designers) with fab earwire components, but where are those exotic findings being sourced? It’s literally driving me insane. […]

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