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Project Bejeweled Cuffs

For the past six months I was involved in a large project of creating bejeweled silver cuffs with prong-set gems for a client. It was a daunting project, I had never done anything like it before. Had rarely, in fact, ever prong-set a stone – just bezel settings, much less soldered these settings onto large[…]

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Gratitude

I am truly blessed to be a successful working artist. Every once in a while it hits me. After creating jewelry professionally for over twenty years I think I can finally feel I have achieved my goal – to make a mark upon the world, and to touch peoples’ hearts with my gift. Looking back[…]

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Bullet Holes

Art is in my blood, my soul; to create art is the reason I was put here on earth. In the twenty years that I have been a professional jewelry artist, I have felt the ever-present conflict between my conservative side of myself and my wild bohemian side, the gainfully employed adult versus the free[…]

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I Quit

It wasn’t always this way. I wasn’t always a free spirit professional artist following my heart. In fact I spent decades fighting myself. I was an executive and legal secretary for many years, working at numerous offices and corporations. Those jobs never lasted very long; I was so efficient I could turn any full time[…]

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Forward

My wonderful son left yesterday after spending three weeks with me. It was his first time coming to visit me in Montana. We had lots of fun; we did target practice, got my old Triumph running again, hiked up a big hill, went to a gun show. We customized an old leather jacket with his[…]

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