Necklace in Sterling and Tyrone Turquoise

January 13, 2009

I started this necklace when I made it’s sister necklace in azurite/malachite as a commission for Christmas. I like to make more than one piece at a time. I bought this Tyrone turquoise from my friend Bruce Mead a couple of months ago. Tyrone is not very common, it is from a copper producing area […]

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Silver Buckle with Initials

January 9, 2009

I was fortunate to be born into a family which makes jewelry and to have fallen in love with the work. There are many ways to learn the craft of jewelry, I was apprenticed to my father as he was to his father. All three generations have made many pieces which were not considered art […]

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Sterling Bracelets

January 8, 2009

The Patania Collection are pieces I make which are classic best sellers. I have the Collection available for retail and wholesale. I have drawn on over 80 years of my family’s designs to make the Collection and adapted the designs to keep the pricing affordable. The Maria bracelet is a design I made myself a couple of […]

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Christmas Pendant in Sterling and Many Stones

January 7, 2009

This pendant was made for the same client that I wrote about yesterday. I made it last year, 2007, when her husband came in to commission a piece for her Christmas present. She has received my work as her Christmas gift for many years. She knows my work is coming but she never knows what, exactly. The […]

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Pendant and Earrings in Sterling and Turquoise

January 6, 2009

The ’08 holiday season is over, I enjoyed it with family and friends. Back to reality with inventory and year end bookkeeping. I ended up with a new computer which is nice and something to learn. Faster computers are always nice. I was commissioned to make a piece of jewelry ,as I have been for many […]

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Pendant in Sterling and 18K set with Diamond

December 29, 2008

I had a man come into my studio who wanted a pendant for his infant son similar to the name pendants seen in this area on Chicas. Last year his daughter got her name pendant and he wanted his son to have his own. His wife had died not too long ago leaving him and […]

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Necklace in Sterling, Azurite and Sapphire

December 24, 2008

Christmas 2008 got busy and I was in the studio late for the past week and a half. I’m tired and the studio is a mess and I’m more behind in paper work than usual but, it was a good season. This necklace was a commission based on the piece in the same materials which I posted […]

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Inspiration; Jeff Graham

December 16, 2008

Tucson is a gem capital of the world because we host the largest gem show in the world on an annual basis. The Tucson Gem Show is actually about 30 gem shows put on by different organizations during the last week of January through the first two weeks in February. Every hotel room is full […]

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Bracelets in Sterling

December 10, 2008

Yesterday Ihad a new client come in to look at sapphires for an engagement ring he was shopping for. He was a referral from a relative.I am not very visable to the public, I don’t have a retail store. I  sell through two galleries and a resort. I take commissions in  my studio and do a […]

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Pendants in Sterling with Ruby and Topaz

December 9, 2008

These pendants are a Patania Collection piece which I took a basic pendant design of my grandfather’s and and modified it to make it more modern. I wanted a pendant in white with a touch of color. I wanted a pendant which was feminine and petite. An everyday piece which was simple and distinctive.This pendant […]

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