Preparing for the stone setting workshop at Cogent Studios, Saturday April 13, and again May 10 as the fist session sold out! Its always fun to share the tips and tricks for a beautiful professional setting.
I have to say it makes my day when a happy new couple LOVE their Ring! This beauty is a hand fabricated 100% recycled 18k yellow gold ring with lovely oval tapered bezel with bright Ceylon sapphire! Congratulations to Cynthia and Frank!
There are so many changes in the jewelry industry right now, many changes for the better! Diamonds have long been the centerpiece, at least in the USA, of the "luxury" and Jewelry world, and also the most attention-getting part of some of the worst news about the industry. When the film "Blood Diamond" came out, [...]
Its been a long while since I made an oval cabochon ring set lengthwise along the finger! This was once a large bead from a strand I bought from a Brazilian Gem dealer that became an "extra" when the necklace was strung, so we split it into two cabochons! How's that for a great deal? [...]
There were so many amazing people who participated in making the Symbiosis Exhibition at Sparks Gallery so fabulous and animated...... in fact the models brought the work to life in real time! I cannot thank them enough for their work with the crowds and their mastery of movement. Laura Daniela Ricci wearing “Parasite” Latricia Renee wearing [...]
This is a very cool way to visit galleries and museums, in fact form & concept in Santa Fe NM is both a gallery and museum where my work is shown! Enjoy visiting the jewelry gallery here.
Symbiosis, my exhibition at Sparks Gallery, was a great way to bring many people together, a "symbiotic" intersection of artist and talents from many fields for a single purpose. One of my favorite moments was getting to know and collaborating with the models and helpers preparing for the opening night Spectacle! Here's my friend Abbie [...]
One of my most curious and exciting diamond ring "makeovers" was this: the client's favorite ring was always this antler slice ring, into which I set her diamond to create quite a nice piece!
It has always been a great concern of mine to operate as Responsible a business in the jewelry industry as possible and fortunately many of the issues are now reaching consumers. A long time member of Ethical Metalsmiths, and now helping run it, this is one of the most effective ways to help improve the [...]