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 [...]
Looking back at the exhibition: symbiosis at Sparks Gallery, Sept 30 to Dec 3, 2017, the entire experience of such a great opportunity for avant-garde exposure! Tea Ninkovic and I collaborated in depth for each outfit, this one being my favorite. These pictures and moments are some of the highlights: Raymond Elstad's studio shots were amazing here we [...]
Looking back now at the exhibition: symbiosis, and the entire experience of such a great opportunity with Sparks Gallery in San Diego, these pictures and moments are some of the highlights! It was intended to be fun and unexpected, and here's some of the greatest reactions:
Wonder how to hammer form metal? This is a video of the in-gallery demonstration during the symbiosis show at Sparks Gallery, where attendees had a chance to try too! Full Video link here:
the Arts Education Council and the San Diego Museum of Art are hosting a fundraising private champagne tour of Symbiosis at Sparks Gallery on November 12. All interested sign up soon!
It was an international gathering of pioneers and initiatives of all scales and covering not only "sourcing" but the big picture at the First Annual Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference! Grateful to Susan Wheeler for the idea and successful creation of this incredible conference in such a great city, attracting many regional participants from surrounding states. [...]
Reflecting on the incredible lead-up to our amazing opening night spectacle at Sparks Gallery, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for everyone who participated in every way! There’s no such thing as a “solo show,” really. So many people are involved in putting an exhibition event together, and this one was self-consciously symbiotic and collaborative! From [...]
As we prepare for Saturday night, just a few helpful details to share: First, bring CASH for bar and raffle fundraiser for Ethical Metalsmiths Second, PARKING: Below are some parking options to help you plan your trip: After 6pm, Park it on Market (closest paid lot) is a flat rate of $10. Before 6pm maintains $1 per hour all night. This also [...]
Attendees of the symbiosis exhibition opening event at Sparks Gallery will have a chance to win this hand fabricated French Oak Leaf Pin/Pendant! Raffle to benefit Ethical Metalsmiths. Collaboration is one of the many themes of this show. There are so many ways to interpret SYMBIOSIS- I would argue we are never truly alone, and each [...]