whimsical is not a word I would use to describe my jewellery, however when I forged a little four leaf clover for my cousin this christmas, I found myself feeling so … happy … it would seem that forging a good luck trinket was just what I needed to bring a smile to my face. [...]
happy new year! yes, I know I’m a wee late, but honestly, the new year doesn’t really happen for me until the beginning of feb, after john and I celebrate our birthdays at the end of january. this year, I am still hibernating a bit but yesterday’s spring weather finally had me boxing up the [...]
I planned to blog on friday night. I planned to tell you all about the christmas presents nearing completion on my bench, remind you that my holiday special is coming to an end (so buy your trinkets now etc), but then while i was at the computer writing friday morning, i received the emergency msg [...]
for your cyber monday shopping convenience, I wanted to get all the details on my holiday special offer together in one place, complete with pictures and links. what’s the deal? every year I do a ‘thank you’ promotion for everyone subscribed to my email list, where I try to come up with something to help [...]
the kids have broken out ‘rudolph the red nose reindeer’ and once again the song ‘silver and gold’ keeps running through my head. this has happened every year, even before silver and gold became my career as a jeweler. I have to launch into a good hearty rendition of neil young’s “powderfinger” to get burl [...]
well, i’ve been meaning to get this out to everyone sooner, but since the storms and with John gone all day every day in the city, I just wanted to enjoy us all being together NOT huddled down against the weather– anyway we’ve had a lovely weekend so far, making time for a beautiful holiday [...]
total love affair with my hammer today and this piece of platinum (shown below). forging an ingot formed from a wedding ring and an engagement ring (diamonds removed of course). so satisfying to see the rings so separate, completely fused, and rolled and forged into a band. i love transformation. at whatever pace, it never [...]
when I think of you – my friends, fans and subscribers – at the holidays, I always want to do something you’ll really appreciate, and if possible, something you’ve been asking for— this year, the overwhelming request been gold trinkets at a price you can afford. so while I haven’t solved the crazy gold market, [...]
a gift conceived and collaborated by an adoring aunt (and owner of some of the prettiest jewellery i have ever made) for her beautiful niece.
… a sterling silver survivor ribbon for one battling breast cancer, from her husband, a pretty, sparkly gift of love, hope & camaraderie.
okay, I have always known that leos are proud, they are the lion right, so of course they are proud. but this I still find this to be so funny… when I was preparing for the NBC segment of Steals and Deals back in march, I made an equal number of all of the zodiac [...]