More bracelets

August 7, 2009

It seems I have been  making only bracelets this summer and here are two more. I was commissioned by my brother in law to make a bracelet for my sister using a ruby he had purchased for her several months ago. I have been getting all my colored stones from Tim Roark Imports and Tim […]

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Summer work ’09

August 6, 2009

I have not been posting much this summer, I have been working though and will attempt to catch up with this post. I have been mostly working in silver and just a little in gold. I have been looking at Marbeth Schon’s books ,”Modernist Jewelry” and “Form and Function” for inspiration. I have also been […]

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Bracelet in Platinum and Gold

August 6, 2009

I was given a chance by friend/patron to make a bracelet in platinum of a design I have just recently made. I have always loved platinum but since I work on speculation alot and purchase my materials myself I am not able to afford it. I work on spec. for my own art work since I […]

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Cast of Characters: Skip Crouse

August 6, 2009

Last year a long time client, Skip Crouse, became interested in writing a book about my family and our work. Skip grew up in Tucson and has known of my family for many years. After discussing the book idea with me he decided to come to Tucson from his home in New Hampshire and take […]

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Bracelet in Sterling Silver and Landers Turquoise

April 24, 2009

Friend, patron and mentor  commissioned a bracelet using a huge piece of Landers turquoise in a style made popular by my grandfather. She wanted the bracelet to be my own and not a copy of my grandfather’s work.  I loved that challenge. I feel that I was able to keep in the parameters she asked for […]

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Silver bracelets

April 20, 2009

I have been making pieces that are all metal, no stones, and depend on design alone to make them interesting to me. I have many influences which I have already written about for this type of work and I just received two books from Marbeth Schon, “Form and Function, American Modernist Jewelry 1940-1970” and “Modernist Jewelry, […]

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Bracelet in Sterling and 18K Gold

March 20, 2009

Very few times in my life have I been this satisfied with anything I have made. This bracelet was inspired by a spoon handle I saw in a book about Navajo spoons that Dick Barber brought in last week. He was inspired to make spoons and this zigzag handle caught my eye and I told […]

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Box with Flower

January 26, 2009

When I make floral elements for necklaces I don’t really plan it out and end up with some that are the wrong shape or two big or too small. I work this way in silver but for cost considerations I can’t do that in gold. I had made this large flower several weeks ago and […]

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Two Coral Bracelets

January 20, 2009

This beautiful coral was purchased from a friend Steve Booth, [email protected],  a couple weeks ago. I bought enough to make two bracelets, one went to Mark Bahti right away, the other I still have in the studio. These bracelets are very complicated and exhausting to make. They have many layers and elements as well as […]

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Coral in 18K Gold

January 14, 2009

I was contacted by a group called Too Precious To Wear who is trying to raise consciousness in the jewelry industry about saving coral. I have been watching the laws changing about the use of coral for some time. I found inconsistent information is all over the place. One set of information says that if I […]

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