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Define handmade. Does it mean the artist made it?

Define handmade. Does it mean the artist made it?

It can be aggravating to check out a supposed “handmade” venue and find questionable pieces! I buy other artists’ pieces myself! As a collector, as well as a maker I find it frustrating to find the term “handmade” misunderstood, misused and undefined.
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Sustainability in the studio

Sustainability in the studio

Sustainability and jewelry making.

Balancing sustainability with gemstones, metals, and the chemicals involved in metalsmithing is complicated. I am very aware of the effects of all these activities on our environment so I endeavor to keep my impact to a minimum.

 

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Pantone rules the world

Pantone rules the world

Here are the colors Pantone chose for Spring 2018

Ultra Violet is the color of the year. This year is one of my favorite collections from Pantone. The colors are happy, clear, mixable and easy to wear. A little touch of any color on a canvas of your favorite hue can make you look current, edgy, polished. Keep that in mind for yourself when you say you can’t wear a color.

 

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Your garnet birthstone has an image problem

Your garnet birthstone has an image problem

Versatile garnets are January’s birthstone but what comes to mind?

When I think of garnets, I either envision Victorian mourning jewelry or dominatrix-wear with drops of stony blood. Not the look you are seeking? No. Me neither. Red is not the garnet’s only choice for color.

 

 

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Giving with Gratitude

Giving with Gratitude

I had been looking for an avenue to “give back” some of the good fortune in my life (and there has been plenty). This had flummoxed me until a few years ago when I came across a YouTube TedTalk by...

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