Fashion Week Runway

With all the Fashion Weeks happening around the world, it is always interesting to see what the different designers put on the runway. And as usual, they aren’t disappointing us this year with their “artistic flare”. From “take your bed with you” looks to “carrying...

The 2018 Color of the Year is…

Did you know that everything is coming up purple this year? Last month Ultra-Violet was named color of the year for 2018. So if you have a February birthday, your birthstone of Amethyst fits right into this year’s color scheme. The cool thing about the color of the...

The Ugly Side of Business

Many large retailers have programs for artists. This gets their products into larger chain stores and can be huge in building their business. It can also be crushing. I became involved in one of these this past year. Luckily I did not take any orders from the company....

Which soldering surface is best?

Well the short answer… the one that works. There are a lot of theories out there about what is best. And each metal smith that you ask will probably give you a slightly different answer. Much of it is based on what we are comfortable using and there are generally...

Asymmetrical Anyone?

I have always loved asymmetry, especially when it comes to jewelry, and especially when it comes to earrings. It can be as simple as flipping the design for one earring or as bold as creating a post or one earring and a dramatic drop for the other. Not everyone is...