Happy Val, pal, and Gal-entines day!

February 05, 2014

And a belated happy new year to you!  Now that the smoke has cleared from the January revelry, let’s catch up! First, I have a spectacular new assistant, Chris McDonald.…

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One of a Kind

December 02, 2013

Ahoy friends, family, fans and friendly sentient robots!  A happy Cyber Monday to you all!  Just in case you have been Rip Van Winkling your days away in a cave…

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November 17, 2013

Once again it has been far too long since this blog has been attended to.  If it were my garden, the soil would be littered with shrivel-y little yellow tomatoes…

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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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