Behind the Scenes

4000 miles, Millions of ideas, and Gallons of Tea
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4000 miles, Millions of ideas, and Gallons of Tea

In an unprecedented move of playfulness and exploration, I flew to the UK in early December and delved into all things metal, mud, and fun. One of the better ‘Coronabonuses’ of the last 4 years was the many airline credits and thousands of points my husband and I had racked up in our limited travel…

Filigree’s Beautiful Lace + Wildly Forged Silver
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Filigree’s Beautiful Lace + Wildly Forged Silver

It’s been yet another tough week, here on planet Earth. Frankly, I have been grateful to be living indoors with adequate water and, occasionally, heat. Last week our not-very-old-furnace tripped the carbon monoxide detector when I wasn’t in the house, but my son and husband were. Still, there was electricity to power that alarm to…

Art’s Nap Room: Balancing Work in Progress
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Art’s Nap Room: Balancing Work in Progress

As artists, we often find ourselves caught in an eternal flip-flop between states of motivation and states of overwhelm. Having lots of ideas is a sign of healthy creativity. Keeping multiple projects in-progress prevents boredom. Unfortunately, there can be a tipping point when that creative motivation spins out into burn-out or paralysis, and our work…

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…