An Interview with Hammermarks

November 8, 2011

I recently had the honor of being asked to do an interview with Wendy Edsal-Kerwin of Hammermarks.  Wendy is a metalsmith, but her site not only has interesting interviews with smiths, but a variety of craftsmen from a variety of different mediums. Check out this link for the interview, and take a look around her […]

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Hotlanta and Back

November 6, 2011

First off Atlanta isn’t as hot as it is here in the Birmingham area, so I’m not sure why we all call it that, unless they’re talking about the Atlanta jewelry and metal art scene. I really keep my head in my workbench for the most part, so I don’t really get out and meet […]

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October and It’s Awareness

October 25, 2011

October is Energy Awareness, Breast Cancer Awareness, Cyber Security Awareness, Mental Illness Awareness, Polio Awareness, National Head Start Awareness, Disability Awareness, and Domestic Violence Awareness month.  I had no idea October was such an aware month until I double checked Domestic Violence awareness just before beginning this blog post.  I knew about Domestic Violence Awareness […]

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Closed Lines and Divergent Paths

October 10, 2011

I’m always open to making newer versions of some of my past work for patrons that missed an opportunity to have one of my one-of-a-kind pieces.   I tend to hit and run with ideas in my work.  I don’t dwell on a concept or a “look.”  So, my work is always in flux, with […]

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Spectrolite and Dragons

October 4, 2011

Disclaimer:  Read only if you have a fairly flexible sense of humor. Yep, if you came to this post expecting to learn something, better your spiritual understandings, or just get an insight into the world of jewelry, I apologize.  I’m also sorry if you thought that maybe you’d find a universal truth.  But, all I’m […]

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On the Razor’s Edge: is really a fleeting moment

June 23, 2011

People who are interested in making jewelry come into the shop and see me playing with fire, hammering, or using a jeweler’s saw.  Or else, they just don’t see me at the bench.  So, they get the idea that making jewelry is all playing with fire or cool tools.  But really, it takes a lot […]

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Night Opals

June 1, 2011

In my garden, the moon is spider-webbed with cosmic rivers and tributaries, the wood glows with an incandescent shimmer, and the snake basks in its celestial glow.  That is, if you walk through the garden at night. In the moonlight, the plants seem to defy gravity by just hanging in space, reaching up.  The color […]

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Kite in Brambles

May 9, 2011

Kite flying was always a sacrifice to the tree gods in my youth.  I would get the newspaper and a couple of strips of the lightest wood strips that I could find, fold, glue, and add string.  Then there’s the ever scientific method of figuring out how many bows to add to the tail, and […]

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A Lucky 40th

May 5, 2011

This is a commissioned pendant made with sterling silver, a star ruby, and four faceted rubies tube-set along the bezel.  This gentleman wanted a four-leafed clover pendant to symbolize how lucky they are to have each other over this last 40 years.  The ruby is because it’s their ruby anniversary next week. The star ruby […]

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Blue Cherry

April 7, 2011

Blue, blue, blue…  Blue skies, blue eyes crying in the rain, the blues, and blue river.  It gets into your blood.  Dusk, those few moments as the sun slips down over the tip of the Earth, and the blue shadows tints everything.  Blue berry stains.  Sky, water, it’s the color that gets slippery.  Above, below. […]

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