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 04, 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

September 30, 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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Muscular photography.

April 10, 2012

  Illustrious mavin of the lens, Rachel Hanel has put the finishing touches on the photos of my new work and she has really out-done herself this time! Here are…

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Behind the Scenes…

March 27, 2012

For my inaugural blog post, I’m sharing a few behind the scenes pics from the most recent photo shoot with local photographer Rachel Hanel and makeup by Colleen OSullivan.  The…

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