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After 30 years of teaching jewelry and advocating for the arts, it's finally time to get my blog on. What will you find here? I'll be exploring photography, cooking, jewelry fabrication, exotic travel and the tools that make it happen. It's hard to pin me down on just one subject and some of you might know me through Cleverwerx, and my love for cool tools. Others know me through Metalwerx, the jewelry school I founded (and pretty damn proud of that one). Perhaps you've embellished a bronze pendant in my tent on the playa at Burning Man. I obsess about jewelry, but more important I love fabricating and understanding the tools that jewelers use. It's why I belong to one of the largest maker studios in the world, Artisan's Asylum. I often view my world through the lens of a camera such as a compelling story of a simple walk on a wet day. Simplicity rules. With the help of friends, it's now under all one roof and you can find my writing here, from past jewelry articles and about Burning Man and crazy bicycle rides with 35,000 people in New York. Through my blog may you find your passion in making jewelry, cooking, or de-mystifying a tool. This blog is about what makes me tick and the cool stuff that's out in the world.

Stoned

Stoned

I love stones. These beautiful plummy, gemmy stones fill three drawers in my studio. Shall I make a pendant? Or perhaps a cool ring? Perhaps, I will make that Inca Headress. Guess I need to keep collecting stones.

Make a Stone Set Ring

Sunday, October 11, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Artisan's Asylum

Make a Stone Set Ring

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 1 - 5pm at Artisan's Asylum

Complete the weekend with a beautiful stone set ring in sterling silver, polished to perfection.

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Independent projects with direction and guidance.

Make a Ring(s)

Saturday, October 10, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Artisan's Asylum

Make a Ring(s)

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 1 - 5pm at Artisan's Asylum

Learn the basics of making a Spinning Ring and several band rings with a hammer finish.

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Independent projects with direction and guidance.