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November 13, 2021
The Creative Process
I am often asked “How long did it take you to make this?” The short (and slightly snarky) answer is a long damn time! But seriously, here is a short summary of what goes into making each piece.
August 30, 2021
Custom Eagle Bolo
This custom eagle bolo was created for a woman who graduated from her medical residency this summer. She was in search of piece of jewelry to commemorate her years of hard work. She has taken a lot of inspiration from bald eagles and wanted an image that included an eagle,...
July 30, 2021
These hearty wildflowers are an early sign of spring in the West. They cover the hillsides in a sea of yellow flowers, often interspersed with lupin. The distinctive leaf resembles an arrowhead (thus the name). Available in sterling silver or bronze as the full Arrowleaf Balsamroot or as individual pieces (just the Balsamroot...
July 01, 2021
Custom Bougenvilla Necklace
This is a very special piece I created for a friend. Her mother passed away a number of years ago and her ashes were put in a silver cross. The cross never held much significance for my friend and thus she rarely wore it. She was hoping to disguise the...
April 12, 2021
Rose Gold Engagement Ring
A local guy from Missoula approached me to design an engagement ring for his partner. He had two different family rings: one was a yellow gold diamond ring with a beautiful center stone and a number of smaller diamonds surrounding it, the other ring was a yellow gold emerald ring.
March 18, 2021
This necklace started as a custom commission for a dear family friend. It began as a one of a kind project, but I loved the results so much I couldn’t help but make more! The shape is copied from a photo of an actual feather, resulting in a shape that...
February 18, 2021
Elk Ivory Necklace
A custom sterling silver necklace made out of an elk ivory. If you are wondering what an elk ivory is... An elk has two ivories located in their upper jaw. The ancient ancestors of elk previously had upper canine tusks. It is assumed that the tusks were used to...
December 30, 2020
This cardinal bolo tie was created as a Christmas present for the customer's mother. The original design was carved out of wax using a variety of photos for inspiration. I didn't make a mold, thinking there wouldn't be much demand for such a specialized design. Little did I know, my...
December 28, 2020
Gold Ivy Necklace with Montana Sapphire
This necklace was commissioned as a surprise for a friend after she had a baby. Her husband asked that the design also act as a ring holder, therefore the upper leaf has space for her engagement and wedding rings to rest. The center stone was one of a pair of Montana...
December 27, 2020
White Gold Rose Necklace with Montana Sapphire
This piece was made for a dear friend in New Hampshire, who I spent many, many hours hiking or biking with her and our dogs in the woods behind our two houses. The necklace was created as an anniversary gift. The center stone is a Montana sapphire from a paired set. I used the other sapphire to make another custom ivy necklace...
November 24, 2020
Custom White Gold Diamond Ring
This white gold diamond ring was created for my sister-in-law using a diamond from her grandmother's ring. The initial design utilized 3 diamonds, but we decided on a final design that was more streamlined, using only one stone. I love how the setting seems to hug the diamond and the...
June 22, 2020
Custom Rose Necklace
This yellow gold rose pendant was created in collaboration with Edelweiss Jewelry. The necklace was made for a mutual friend as a gift for his wife who just had their first child. The center is set with a garnet, which is their daughter’s birthstone. I loved making this piece to commemorate such a...