Art Jewelry

35 Years: Forging Ahead with a Mouse and a Pond Skimmer
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35 Years: Forging Ahead with a Mouse and a Pond Skimmer

Spring here continues in all its glory. The trees are nearly leafed out, which means soon I’ll be able to stop skimming oak flowers out of the fish pond. Skimming them does no good for the many displaced cervical discs in my neck, but it’s so calming that I can’t resist. This is how I…

The Magic Moment of Fusing (without melting everything!)
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The Magic Moment of Fusing (without melting everything!)

I recently took an online art history course in Ancient Jewelry through the Penn Museum. The instructor Dr. Jane Hickman showed tons of gorgeous granulation jewelry from antiquity (along with filigree that’s really also granulation because it’s fused to a base sheet). As she was endeavoring to explain to the non metalsmiths in the course…

How to Hammer the Magic + Int’l Shipping Rate Drop
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How to Hammer the Magic + Int’l Shipping Rate Drop

Over the course of my career, there have been a number of pieces that are significant markers of how I’ve been able to pioneer the ancient metalsmithing techniques that are my passion. My Eastern repoussé cuff bracelets stand out among my most favorite and certainly the most talked about of my work. They’re the best…