Surprise Delight: Old Earring Becomes New Pendant

By |2017-07-27T00:23:50-07:00July 27th, 2017|Blog Post, Sustainability|

This client decided to surprise her daughter with a special sentimental gift for successfully submitting her dissertation... Special because it was a childhood favorite pair of earrings until one was lost, and now, all these years later its brought back to life as a celebration! This Radical Jewelry Makeover project is part of a movement where value [...]

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Ethical Metalsmiths Student Competition!

By |2018-03-20T16:59:49-07:00June 1st, 2017|Blog Post|

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 [...]

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About Allied Craftsmen of San Diego

By |2017-12-11T18:08:41-08:00May 27th, 2017|Blog Post, Exhibitions|

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 [...]

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Custom Cufflinks for Wedding Party

By |2017-05-09T23:08:33-07:00May 9th, 2017|Blog Post|

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 [...]

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Next Exhibition: Material Obsessions @ Sparks Gallery

By |2017-07-29T20:33:50-07:00April 29th, 2017|Blog Post, Exhibitions|

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!

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Anniversary Celebration Radical Ring- Makeover!

By |2017-04-17T22:10:35-07:00April 17th, 2017|Blog Post, Sustainability|

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!

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Great Cufflinks with Fordite Cabochons

By |2017-04-13T01:42:27-07:00April 13th, 2017|Blog Post|

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!

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form & concept Features Alexandra Hart

By |2017-02-23T20:50:11-08:00February 23rd, 2017|Blog Post, Press|

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 [...]

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