"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place." Kurt Vonnegut Sweet words I've been hanging onto … Continue reading The Work of Beauty
Beautifully quieting and poetic thoughts I'm sharing this morning. Holy Saturday's morning stillness finds me holding a glimpse of Happiness.
Easter, Equinox, Eostre, all celebrated at this time of year.
A perfect day for the warmth of a jeweler's torch, and a bottomless cuppa.
Argentium 935 and it's creator.
Being proudly, a D.C. based, small business artist, I'd be remiss if I didn't celebrate the beauty of our Cherry Blossom trees. Annually the city holds a week long festival celebrating the blooming, history and gift of these trees. Here is the Festival's link. The festivities last the week through and is definitely a good … Continue reading Cherry Blossom Festival
This looks like I've mostly lost it. Whatever "it" was. Actually this is a process called heat precipitation hardening. I like to work in Argentium 935 silver for a few reasons. One reason why is this material's potential hardness. Baking my Argentium silver pieces, whether they're finished or prepped for setting stones, allows me to … Continue reading I’m not crazy…
Needing a 14kt gold pin for this design and not having one on this winter's day, set me up to have today's warmth by making my own.
I enjoy reading other artist's blogs. As I read I imagine their voice telling their story. Sometimes I know what they look like sometimes not, it surprises me how little matters save for the in common sound. There is a spirit in their storytelling that resonates. A common heart. Beauty's song. There she is again, … Continue reading Thank you Spring.
Here in Washington, DC, spring is arriving. The feeling of new life is pushing forward through all. Collectively we are celebrating. A link to see just how we do. DC Cherry Blossom Festval Even more locally I find it fitting that the beginnings of custom work should commence. One client has design ideas … Continue reading Spring buds and custom new beginnings