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October 27, 2019

   

Sometimes, the inspiration for a shape comes from the bottom of a bucket.  Literally. 

I’ve been doing a bit of work on discovering the physical traces that remain in an African American historic cemetery in San Antonio.  We found the original cemetery...

August 29, 2019

  

In the past few weeks I’ve been to a wedding and a funeral, watching someone I’ve know since he was a boy join his life with his beloved.  And seeing a new friend, that I didn’t have enough time with, surprisingly pass away, with a lot of life undone.  It seems...

April 28, 2019

The inspiration for pieces of jewelry sometimes comes to me from my day job as an architect.  Last month I met my work partner, Everett Fly FASLA, at the Hockley Cemetery in San Antonio.  This abandoned African American historic cemetery lies in the middle of a suburba...

December 18, 2018

What a year this has been!   I decided at the end of 2017 not to travel for jewelry shows, after having an expensive and downright awful experience at a show in DC last year.  So I stayed close to home, and it has been great!  I moved my WEST tent inside to Blue Genie...

August 9, 2018

Sometimes the image on paper is as striking as the reality on the ground.  In this case, it's the shape of the Rio Grande/Bravo and the shape of the border wall in Brownsville, Texas that grabs me.  I've seen the wall in my home town of El Paso, Texas, and it's not ver...

June 13, 2018

Some will argue that every act is political, and the purchase of jewelry certainly is.  There are endless articles about the true value of diamond engagement rings, how and when to recycle metals and the spread of ebola in diamond and gold mines in Africa.

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January 19, 2018

There are a lot of architect jewelers, and jewelers who like architectural themes.  Zaha Hadid was my favorite architect jeweler, but the thing I like about both jobs is how I work with my clients and customers.  All of my jewelry tells a story, some stories are very s...

December 26, 2017

The story of the yad is a simple one.  My synagogue commissioned a new Torah, and I volunteered to make a yad, or pointer, for the new scroll.  I know there are several of these pointers at my synagogue, they are usually silver and have a tiny hand at the end with a fi...

October 31, 2017

This past weekend I was in DC for a fine craft show, and without going into too many details, I found myself willingly slowing down, staying engaged in just the present moment, and asking myself to be patient with the world around me.  For anyone who has done a trade s...

July 18, 2017

It is Made in America week, promoted by the White House.  But did you realize  that it is almost impossible for fine jewelers to comply with the regulations of Made in America?  There are two parts to this regulation... the country of origin of the source materials mus...

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