Posts under ‘Jewelry’


It’s not often I get to go back over pieces I made and redesign, but I had the chance recently. For Christmas 99/2000 I made a piece I had been visualizing for a while. It was for my godson, Cameron. (age 8 at that time) I had a beautiful green stone and I wanted to […]

Order in the Shop

My shop has gone through many changes in the five years since I’ve moved back to Philadelphia. From the workbench in the middle of the living room when I first arrived, because there was no where else, to my latest takeover the the entire area that used to be the garage. The most recent renovation […]

November 12 & 13- Open Studio Event

My Annual Open Studio event is scheduled to take place on Friday evening November 12 6pm-9pm & Saturday November 13 3pm-9pm. Come and see my newest pieces and my reorganized shop. This is a great opportunity to talk about custom pieces, get a free cleaning for any of your jewelry and assess any repairs that […]

Traveling with Tools

I love sharing what I do, whether it’s art, music, metal, whatever. Joy shared is joy multiplied. Today I am packing my tools up to travel to The Gateway Burn, a regional Burning Man event in Missouri. We’ll be camping with our dear friends, Chris and Cherie of Technomadia. This will be my first “burn” type event, […]

Basic Jewelry Class Rescheduled

Due to a medical issue that came up this last week, I have to postpone the Basic Jewelry Making class scheduled at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts in Floyd, VA. The new dates for the class are Monday July 12 to Friday July 16, 2010. There are a couple of spots left, so if […]

Class deadline approaching

I’m scheduled to teach a basic jewelry fabrication class at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts in Floyd, VA. This is a 5 day class designed to give you a basic knowledge of jewelry metalwork. It will take place May 10 to May 14. Class size is small to allow for plenty of individual instruction, […]

The 3 R’s

I’m pretty proud of the fact that in addition to being a jewelry artist, I’m a qualified bench jeweler. Which means I do a lot with the 3 R’s- Repairs, Re-sizings & Restoration This is actually where I started. My apprenticeship back in high school was with a bench jeweler who did a lot of […]

The Secret Lock Pendant

Did you ever have one of those projects that seems to haunt you for years? My Dad had the “Roll Top Desk”. He bought the plans, the wood, started it, stalled, decided he needed to get a router and 30 years later, my family still jokes about it. The wood got used for other things, […]

A Weekend of Accomplishments

Yesterday it was time to finally tackle the paperwork mountain that builds up for Jack’s medical bills. This involves comparing EOBs from the insurance company, checking dates on bills to make sure the insurance has gone through, etc. Five and half hours later I was done. Then dinner out with friend/family. A wonderful time. I […]

My New Apprentice

My daughter Wendy joined me at the Hanukah event where I vended last weekend and I realized it’s time for her to start apprenticing for real. She’s been around my jewelry work her whole life and seems to understand very well how things are made. In fact she had a very early interest in gemstones […]