The Work of Beauty

“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 […]

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All Comes By Itself

Originally posted on Great Middle Way:
Happiness is not to be found with many efforts or will, but is here, nearby, in your relaxing and surrendering. Don’t worry, there is nothing to be done. ? Everything that comes up to your mind has no importance because it has no reality. Don’t conceive any attachment for…

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Empathy

A perfect day for the warmth of a jeweler’s torch, and a bottomless cuppa.

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Cherry Blossom Festival

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 […]

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I’m not crazy…

 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 […]

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WIP 2017

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.

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Thank you Spring.

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, […]

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Spring buds and custom new beginnings 

     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 […]

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