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Why Buy My Work II

December 29, 2010

In my last entry I tried to answer my own question about marketing and got good replies for what I had written. My girlfriend, Brenna, immediately noticed that what I had written was very dry and emotionless. I had to agree with her so here is another attempt to answer the question in a evocative light. Usually my […]

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Why would anyone buy my work?

December 9, 2010

This is the question I start with when I think about marketing. I hate marketing, it is very difficult for me. Marketing is relentless and using my income as a judge , I am lousy at it. As you may have suspected I will now try to answer my question with out seeming too self […]

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Patania Hallmarks

October 26, 2010

I am a third generation jewelry maker in my family. My grandfather started in New York City in the 1910’s as a gold and platinum designer, moved out to Santa Fe, NM due to tuberculosis. He recovered there and loved the area so much he stayed and started his first shop on the Plaza diagonally across from […]

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Model Shots

October 19, 2010

This morning I Googled “jewelry models” in Google Images and ran into some wonderful model shots of jewelry. I then found some model who started her own jewelry line and ran into controversy since it seems she copied another jeweler’s work. Interesting, I wish she would copy mine. Years ago I had investigated the possibility […]

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Bracelets of Summer 2010

October 12, 2010

Repousse’ is a technique I love. Repousse’ is like forging in that I can achieve changes of width and height, very feminine and sensual. I have made several pieces where I used reppousse’ elements set on an overlay frame. I wanted to try integrating repousee’ with forging since I have never done the two techniques together in any substantial way. […]

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Bracelets of Late Summer 2010

October 12, 2010

Summer in Tucson is tough, it is HOT and business is S L O W …which is the prefect time to do some experimenting. It’s a good time to build inventory for fall. The price of gold and silver combined with stones makes the retail prices high and so this summer I tried to make […]

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Summer 2010 Work

August 17, 2010

I have had many wonderful opportunities this summer for a variety of work. I was approached by a priest from a local Catholic church who was restoring two monstrances for the church. The monstrances were minus the lunas which hold the host inside.  I worked in brass to make the two, one of which had […]

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More Spring 2010

April 8, 2010

I have been making many bracelets of late using turquoise which I purchased at the Tucson Gem Show. I bought some turq from my friend Ed Newman of Oro Valley Gems. Ed has increasingly had good turquoise rough to choose from. I purchased Hatchita and Ithaca Peak rough from Ed and his wife Linda this year. I […]

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Spring 2010

April 7, 2010

I haven’t written in some time but, rest assured I have been working away in my studio. If ever you are in the Tucson area and wnat to see my studio give me a call or email, all my numbers are on my “About” page in this Blog. Life’s ups and downs have been acute […]

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Winter Jewelry Collection

November 16, 2009

I haven’t Blogged in weeks and weeks, I am of the school of not saying anything unless I have something to say, at least I would like to think of myself that way. So serious am I .  Last night the Pats lost to the Colts in one of the best football games I have […]

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