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Costumes, costuming, and San Francisco

14th August 2015 | 0 Comments

How custom pieces get started is simple, ask me if I can do what you’re looking for in a manageable amount of time. Most of the time, I can handle a private commission on top of my regular work load. Also, I like a challenge. I like to be able to say, ‘yes, I can […]

How time passes

14th August 2015 | 0 Comments

Many people who have seen my work have asked me how long it takes me for me to complete a piece. Well, I do a variety of styles of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, as well as other/larger pieces like shoulder/back armor and other costume pieces. Making chainmaille, in general, is very repetitive and can be very […]

Wedding jewelry

23rd July 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the biggest changes for me over the last 3 years is that I got married at the end of this past February. The wedding was small with our close friends and family. Everything was done in a very simple manner- nothing over the top and nothing too fancy. Everything was pretty well to […]

A little of the East and a little of the West

18th July 2015 | 0 Comments

The idea of mixed media is far from a new concept. We see it all over the art world in fashion, music, 2D and 3D art, painting, and jewelry. My work doesn’t really lend itself to the idea of mixed media. However, the mixing of chainmaille weaves or styles does happen–usually with great results. Most […]

scale maille

6th July 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the bigger and newer things I’ve been doing in the last 3 years has been scale maille (I also call it scale armor depending on the piece). I get scales in three sizes (small, medium, and large) and depending on the size, the piece can turn out to look very delicate to very […]

New Materials

30th June 2015 | 0 Comments

Getting back to the swing of this blog is not easy I assure everyone. Much like my chainmaille work, things have changed dramatically in my life over the last 3+ years. My writing style has changed. My inner monologue has changed. And especially, my materials have changed. Over the last 3+ years, too much time, […]

Much like Futurama…

21st June 2015 | 0 Comments

The last 3 years have been a very wild ride. I won’t go into too many details, but it’s good to be back writing about my creative life. My chainmaille has only improved over the last three years. I work in anodized aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, and bronze these days. I’ll work in other metals […]

pressing personal matters

14th August 2012 | 0 Comments

Because of personal matters my August post(s) are delayed. Mostly, there hasn’t been much new in my creative process. I’ve had to take some personal time to get my work/home/art lives sorted out but once I get everything a bit more settled I’ll be good to go with more creative and interesting pieces of jewelry. […]

August in San Francisco

23rd July 2012 | 0 Comments

I know it is still July but I’ve got a show in August that I’m prepping for that I felt the need to write about. So, upcoming show–this is the City Art Gallery August theme show–the theme: San Francisco. This is an annual August show for City Art and I was in it last year…and […]

outside is a reflection of the inside…

12th July 2012 | 0 Comments

I have been an artist for several years. Every show, every month, every year, I feel I have to re-establish myself and reassert myself as an artist. I truly feel the need to do this when I have gone through difficult times in my personal life. I have been through some very difficult things in […]