Calling all metals students: the Deadline for the 4th annual EM Student Competition approaches- win up to $1000 and great exposure with EM! This exhibition has two goals: we are searching for the most innovative jewelry and metalsmithing work made within the past 2 years, while creating a platform for an honest dialogue about the [...]
Soon after I first moved to San Diego in 1995 I was privileged to meet one of my all-time heroes of metalsmithing: Arline Fisch, who was teaching at SDSU. She told me about ACSD and I applied at the next opportunity. I have gotten to know so many incredible talents in the San Diego Arts [...]
A challenging and unusual project came in through the net from a couple planning to surprise someone with a special pair of cufflinks. First was the challenge to find similar star sapphires to match the ring, then to be sure and capture the look of the ring, while saving room on the back for engravings, and [...]
Looking ahead at the next ACSD Exhibition at Sparks Gallery in downtown San Diego: Material Obsessions / A Group Show opening May 27, 2017 6-9 with RSVP Grateful for inclusion in this great show!
To celebrate, these two decided to opt for a Radical Jewelry Makeover™ of their jewelry to these rings- "Admiring the beautiful ring redesign commissioned to mark 15 years together. Now we're matching! Thanks Alexandra Hart for your beautiful work." As always from 100% reclaimed and recycled precious metals!
Ever heard of Fordite? What is Fordite? Maybe you can you guess from the name and layers of color? This custom pair of hammer formed cufflinks made from 100% reclaimed and recycled sterling and 18k gold show off the great colors in the cabochons...of car paint! For one lucky customer in Las Vegas!
I am pleased to be a part of the launch of this great gallery and community builder, and recent host to a Radical Jewelry Makeover exhbition event, part of Ethical Metalsmiths educational agenda! "form & concept is an art gallery founded to expand and explore the boundaries of perceived distinctions between art, craft, and design.Our [...]
I am so pleased to share one of my favorite suppliers of exquisite gemstones has been a PIONEER in Fair Trade Colored Gems, long before consumers and industry really wanted to think about sourcing... Columbia Gem House has been a founding advocate of improving the industry through advocacy AND practice, and has helped create the Jewelry [...]
Great coverage of the contemporary jewelry consumer's picks: an Environmental Activist using her purchasing power to better the world! Thank you Barbara Palumbo for a great feature in InStore Magazine. Have you noticed that becoming an Activist is happening more often? See here the Pure Flight Collection: Feather Earrings made from 100% reclaimed metals and 100% [...]