The Renegades

July 31, 2013

The Renegade Shows were a blast!  We saw work by so many other wonderful and talented artists and made some new friends.  Also sold a few of the new one-of-a-kind…

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Snake Stories.

July 25, 2013

When we were little, my sister Colleen and I got really into Shakespeare.  Sometimes our tastes diverged, like 4th grade was also around the time I got heavily into Elivis…

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Works in Progress

July 08, 2013

Here are some photos of the current works in progress. Lately I’ve been making a lot of snake pieces.  Most are engraved.  Some have golden tongues, some will have diamond…

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Back in the Studio, and Everything is New.

March 19, 2013

Its been a while since I’ve blogged, and of course a ton of stuff has happened!!! I had 3 print ads up around town at Chicago’s CTA stops.  The model…

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Works in Progress

October 29, 2012

Now that I’m back from Italy and fully settled in, its back to the business of smithing-it-up in preparation for the One of a Kind Show here in Chicago, December…

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Last Practice Engravings

October 05, 2012

My final practice engravings!!! Week 3 I began making some of my own work on the side… Finishing those up this week in Praiano, Campania Italy! I also was able…

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New Engraving Studies

October 01, 2012

Here are a few more engraving studies I completed last week, week 2 of the engraving intensive I’m working on at Le Arti Orafe in Florence, Tuscany.  It was a…

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Incisione Avventura!

September 12, 2012

Earlier this year I started to feel as if I had a lot of ideas I was having trouble implementing… In searching for new ways of making, I started asking…

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This and That

July 08, 2012

Summer is racing by and exciting things are happening in the studio and at my retailers! A few weeks ago the Chicago Reader listed me as “Best Jewelry Artist” Chicago, 2012.  There…

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One of a Kind Vault Volume 3: Phasmids

July 07, 2012

Phasmids are the crude sensory organs of the Secernentea class of nematode parasites.  All of these necklaces were created in 2009 in copper and lead free vitreous enamel, fired in…

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The One of a Kind Vault vol. 2: Micro

May 30, 2012

There were some experimental times in 2009, when I first got my Paragon kiln and was learning enameling.  I was into this book on Parasitology I had gotten.  It was…

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The One of a Kind Vault, Vol. 1

May 09, 2012

I realized recently that I had inadvertently cleansed my website of all the less-than perfect photos from earlier in my jewelry-making career (by which I mean a few years ago.)…

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