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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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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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Custom-Seashell-Wax-12

A Journey in a Seashell

The beauty of jewelry making is that there is always something new to learn. It is a profession that you can spend your whole life working at and still discover new techniques and new challenges. The knowledge I have gained in the four years since I started my study of silversmithing is only a tiny […]

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