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Clean bench, making room for yet unrealized projects.

Be Daring

A clean bench. Making room for yet unrealized projects. To be daring. What does that really mean? This year I wanted to come up with a word that would define and steer my intentions for the upcoming year. I chose “daring” as a reminder to push myself to create new work that goes above and […]

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Transition (fall landscape)

Transition: A Constant State of Upheaval

Transition is never easy. Moving from an area of comfort, reliability and predictability into the unknown is daunting. I find myself seeking comfort in habit and routine, while at the same time rebelling against the desire for consistency. I can only stay so long in reliability and predictability until I feel the urge to break free, start […]

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Silver ring

Custom Wedding Band

Recently a good friend asked if I could make her fiancé a wedding band. Both are active people living in Colorado and he wanted a silver band to match his lifestyle. They sent along a few examples of rings he liked and we settled on a ring with a rough texture and areas of oxidation that would […]

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Tree Branches and Berries

What sparks your curiosity?

I can’t believe it is already February! Every year I start off January 1st with big plans to reinvent the new year, organize my studio (and life), weed out my closet, clean up my diet and streamline my business. Yet before I know it, January has passed and I am already running behind. At this […]

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18 karat yellow gold daisy earrings with diamonds

A lesson in gold

I just finished listening to an interesting question and answer session with Maria Popova on the Tim Ferriss show. In the interview, she quoted from Dan Gilbert’s book, Stumbling on Happiness, in which he writes: “Human beings are works in progress who mistakenly think they are finished”. Maria Popova goes on to talk about the delicate balance between […]

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Medium-Orchid-Necklace-woxidation

Silver Jewelry – 7 Tips for Care

Sterling silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals (usually copper), which means that it will tarnish over time. It is easiest to prevent tarnish rather than spend all your time laboriously polishing your silver jewelry. 1. Wearing your silver jewelry everyday will prevent tarnish, as the oils from your skin will naturally polish the […]

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Efficient Planner Page

I vow to be less efficient in 2015

With the start of the New Year I always make grand proclamations of starting the year off by completing all the items still languishing on my to do list. I declare that this year will be different and I will no longer be stressed out about the many items that need doing and I will […]

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