Category Archives: Metalsmithing

Newest Custom Work

This is the most recent custom work that I had the pleasure of completing for my friend Amanda.  She has three boys, and wanted a “mother’s necklace.”  I was able to design something uncommon enough to be proud of, while still keeping … Continue reading

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Day 42 of my New Job

So, today was pretty fun.  Some serious metalsmithing was made more enjoyable by the nearly-perfect candle.  Unfortunately, I burned over 50% of it in one day, and they’re no longer on sale for half-off at Bath & Body Works.  Soooooo, that’s dumb. … Continue reading

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Day* 39 of my New Job

*It’s actually late in the evening.  And no, I didn’t work today, because I spent the majority of the day traveling to Nashville to see one of my littlest sisters perform in a musical tomorrow.  Here she is, being cute: But … Continue reading

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Day 38* of my New Job**

*Ahem: 38 work days, but 52 total days have passed since I started whatever this is that I started. For those of you who don’t know, I quit my retail job to focus on my jewelry-making and painting. I’m still … Continue reading

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Day 2 of my “new job”

Today has been excellent.  I got three orders shipped out or hand-delivered.  I learned how scary Etsy ISN’T when I take time to read the forums and figure stuff out like a fully functioning, capable adult.  I’m an adult, man. … Continue reading

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Day 1 of my “new job”

Today, May 27th of 2014, is the first day of my entrepreneurial adventure.  Since graduating in 2010, I’ve taught some, traveled some, and then (begrudgingly) settled into a full-time retail job.  It wasn’t planned.  None of this was in my … Continue reading

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dovetail

I recently had the pleasure of creating custom pendants for the band Dovetail.  They were a gift, marking the release of their first album, entitled “Mount Karma,” which released on 3-24-12.  (This is what I stamped on the pendants)  Dovetail’s … Continue reading

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Indiaventures

I got to visit India!  I went to tour a silver jewelry factory in Jaipur, which is in the northern part.  That means that it’s more of a desert climate – and that there are camels everywhere!  Camels, cows, pigs, … Continue reading

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Seattle.

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New! Ring!

Well, I’ve actually never made a ring with a bezel setting before.  Go figure!  Here I am, thinking I’m a metalsmith, and I’ve never even done a simple stone setting on a ring.  The nerve.  Since I was thinking of … Continue reading

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