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Youngest Client

Youngest Client

This is my youngest client. She loves her spring earrings, and she wears them every day! I've known her since she was a tiny girl who handed me her...
The Glow of the Past: Diamond

The Glow of the Past: Diamond

Diamonds have been valued for their brilliance since ancient times. Greeks and Romans described this gem using the word adimant or adimantum, mean...
A Jewelry Grandma Gets a Great Idea and You Can Have One, too!

A Jewelry Grandma Gets a Great Idea and You Can Have One, too!

For my granddaughter's second birthday she is getting a forever necklace. She can already say bracelet, so I knew it was time. I started with her i...
Once a Printmaker

Once a Printmaker

On a recent trip we stumbled into a shop where paper stationery is still made using linotype, printers' ink, and real presses. Spent most of a morn...
Chocolate and Gold: the Perfect Combo

Chocolate and Gold: the Perfect Combo

A measured client had a 40th wedding anniversary coming and I was commissioned to make a chocolate diamond bracelet. My design marching orders were...
Night Sky Works its Magic on Client

Night Sky Works its Magic on Client

From the gifter:  "Just gave Night Sky to Ann.  She loves it, and she is crying!!!  She says the fire opal linen piece is the sun on a golden sky, ...
Elegance for Every Day : We Need it Now More than Ever

Elegance for Every Day : We Need it Now More than Ever

Your intelligence, drive, ethics, sense of humor, stability, and compassion count most, but in our work world, women must make themselves understo...
Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

One dark winter day,  B came to the studio to buy a strand of freshwater pearls. Since I always have cool stuff laying around, she found and fell i...
Creativity Meets Technical Know-How

Creativity Meets Technical Know-How

Creative types spend a large part of their lives developing ideas that float to the surface of cognition.  They come from outside and inside, from ...
Ode to Garnets

Ode to Garnets

Garnet, I salute you!  Very few know your true glory as a gem is revealed in a breathtaking palette of hues. Citrus orange, sherry red, honeyed gol...
Colored Diamonds and Folded Platinum

Colored Diamonds and Folded Platinum

She  Loves Colored Diamonds Custom Linen platinum wedding band for a special customer with colored diamonds tucked into the folds. 
Chocolate Diamonds in the Peaches

Chocolate Diamonds in the Peaches

At Saturday's Farmers market, I found this dear friend and client rustling around the organic peaches. She held up her wrist to show me that she...