Inspiration – Race Pendant

I have been involved with the Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race for a number of years. Last year was the 10th anniversary and I did a special pendant for the race. Again this year I have a pendant available as a fund raiser for the race. It can be purchased at the race....

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Designing from the Stone

Designing from the Stone

You may remember this picture. The turquoise and amethyst stones have been sitting on my bench for quite awhile. Since I first saw them I had an idea of what I wanted to do with them but I just couldn't see how to get to a final piece as it was more of an impression I...

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Inspiration

Inspiration comes in so many forms. For me water has always been a place of meditation and renewal. Growing up I loved going to the ocean, just sitting there on the rocks or walking along the shoreline listening to the surf and watching the waves. Rivers, lakes,...

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Creative Process – well one of them

I get a lot of questions on how I create my pieces.  Do you draw them out? Do you have a plan? Where do your ideas come from? First I get my inspiration from a lot of different places.  Much of it comes from nature and the cultures I have visited.  I also had a great...

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New textures on the bench

New textures on the bench

As many of you know, at the top of my list of favorite tools are my hammers.  I love to use texture in my work and now I have two new hammers to play with. I located two of my Dad's old hammers.  They are old and have lots of cool dents on the face from all of the...

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Tangled

The name of this piece really should be frustrated.  The first time I made a piece like this it was out of frustration.  I was trying to make something else and it wasn't happening.  Out of frustration I twisted the piece all up and found a new design - Tangled Get...

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The Dog Ate It

Seriously, the dog chewed this ring up.  Not sure why, he has never touched a piece of jewelry before, but this ring was sitting on my night stand and he chewed it up to the point where I could not recover it.  Malachite is a soft stone and it was in pieces.  And I...

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Eagle Cap Extreme Anniversary Pendant

The ECX 10th anniversary pendant is a fundraiser for the Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race in Joseph, Oregon. The pendent is made of Sterling Silver with a hand carved sled dog. “10th ECX” is printed on the back. It is approx. 7/8 inches in diameter. Each...

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40 x 40 – week one…

Well I am almost at the end of the first week of the 40 x 40 challenge and I must say I am having a great time.  The feedback has been positive and I have a had a blast coming up with new designs everyday.  Luckily I haven't had any "designers block" yet, but I still...

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November – Topaz and Citrine

November has the birthstones of Topaz and Citrine. Topaz is considered one of the most powerful gemstones and is said to facilitate the balance of emotions and provide protection from greed. Topaz is available in a rainbow of colors including yellow, pink, purple,...

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40 x 40 – for the Montana Food Bank

40 x 40 – for the Montana Food Bank

Every once in awhile I hit the send button moments before I see my mistake.  Okay, maybe it is more often than once in awhile, but hey, I can dream. This past week, while I was traveling, I hit the send button on an order before I realized I had ordered 2 of something...

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