November 30, 2014

A few of my friends and I are attending a handmade event this first December weekend in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. I am always very grateful to be accepted into a show and I do really enjoy exchanges made with the customers.

 

It is very hard to make a living doing what we...

November 26, 2014

Hello!

 

Here is an article I wanted to post about about making my own stock wire. When I am making a piece of jewelry, I mainly buy two raw materials: Silver wire and silver sheet. What I have ended up with over the years is A LOT of little bitty wire end pieces and A L...

November 15, 2014

 

Here is a pendant I recently worked on for/with a customer who is also a student of mine. It is an Australian boulder opal with a genuine sapphire set to the side in sterling silver. I especially love the way the sapphire picks up the slight dark blue in the opal, it...

November 14, 2014

Here is something that makes all goldsmiths swoon... an ounce of pure gold. I will use it by alloying it into probably 18 karat gold (my favourite) to make bezels and maybe some casting. Gold is such a treat to work with and many people don't realize that this is what...

November 11, 2014

I am going to try this blog thing out. I want to be able to post and share ideas, techniques and useful resources that I find. Hopefully if I can keep this up, it will keep you coming back for more :)

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