Anticlastic Copper Bracelet

Anticlastic Copper Bracelet

Stunning bracelet opens to reveal highly polished deep reds against the warmth and vibrancy of brushed copper.

Like the gorgeous red rocks of the mountains in this region of the southwest, or of the deep red sunsets reflected on limestone and sand, this bracelet reflects the environment in which it was made.

This bracelet fits most medium-sized wrists. Signed on the back. Hand-hammered, heated, (almost) hollow form. No two bracelets of this style are exactly alike.

Anticlastic Copper Bracelet

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Jewelry Demonstration at Zen Mountain Gallery in Jerome

I’ll be at Zen Mountain Gallery on November 3rd between 5:00 and 8:00 for the Jerome Art Walk. Some of you may not know, but I teach metalsmithing and will be doing a live jewelry-making demonstration!

Come on out and see how I create some of my work, and please, say “Hello!!

It is such a gorgeous time of year in Arizona ~ the perfect time to be out, enjoying the crisp fall air, amazing landscapes, and, of course, art!

The event at Zen Mountain Gallery will be icing on the cake.

Zen Mountain Gallery is at:
515 Main Street in Jerome
928-634-5009

Guadalupe Poppy Jasper Overlay Pendant

Guadalupe Poppy Jasper Overlay Pendant

This hollow form pendant is made of hand-punched fine silver with fine silver overlay and Guadalupe Poppy Jasper.

Poppy Jasper gets it’s name from red orbicular patterns resembling poppies. This piece has deep plums and reds, with bursts of golds and green.

Gorgeous, deep color.

Overlay is a traditional Native American technique often found in Hopi and Navajo jewelry designs.

“Matagi” – back view of the Poppy Jasper Pendant

This piece is 2 3/4 inches long by 3/4 inches wide at the widest point and 1/4 inch deep. Absolutely one-of-kind hollow form piece, from the stone to the small cut-out design on the front.

The signature is hand-carved on the back.

Guadalupe Poppy Jasper Overlay Pendant

Fine Silver Overlay Cuff

Fine Silver Overlay Cuff

Two-and-a-half inches and seven ounces of highly polished fine silver make up this ultra-modern bracelet.

This piece really makes a statement!

I had a lot of fun making this piece. It is an out-of-state commission, and is entirely made by hand. Blackened silver overlay. Overlay is a traditional Native American technique.

Fine Silver Overlay Cuff

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55th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Market and Fair ~ I’m in!!!

This is huge! I just found out that I have been invited to participate in 2013 Heard Museum Guild Indian Market and Fair.

The Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market is “a world-acclaimed festival that draws nearly 20,000 visitors and more than 700 of the nation’s most outstanding and successful American Indian artists.”

To say that I’m excited is an understatement!

The fair is happening on:
March 2nd & 3rd, 2013
The Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

From the Heard Museum’s Website:

Experience one of the Southwest’s largest and most prestigious events: the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market.

This year’s theme: “Weaving Worlds with Wool,” a celebration of the weaver’s art. The Indian Fair features more than 700 top American Indian artists. Visitors get firsthand access to artists and can view and purchase handmade, authentic work by the best jewelers, sculptors, painters, potters, weavers, bead workers, katsina doll carvers and basket makers. Fair weekend also includes music and dance performances, demonstrations and Native foods, as well as full access to the Heard Museum’s 12 exhibit galleries. Indian Fair & Market is the museum’s largest annual fundraiser. Admission includes the festival and museum admission.

Also, the Indian Fair & Market features some of the best American Indian and indigenous entertainers, musicians and dancers, including legendary performer R. Carlos Nakai (Navajo) and the R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton & Will Clipman Trio.

I’m in! 36th Annual Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market

I am very excited to post that I will be participating in the 36th Annual Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market, hosted by the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary.

This is a juried show, so I am very excited to be invited to participate.

It will be held at the Pueblo Grande Museum and features top American Indian artists with paintings, sculpture, jewelry, baskets and much more!

The weekend includes a variety of music and dance performances, artist demonstrations and traditional American Indian foods.

Pueblo Grande Museum
4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034
Saturday, December 8 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 9 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Admission to the Market is $5 and includes admission to the Museum with free admission for children under 12.

Come check it out!! I would love to see you there.

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The Pueblo Grande Museum and Archeological Park is a National Historic Landmark and an accredited museum with the American Association of Museums, and offers a unique opportunity to learn about and enjoy the prehistoric and historic cultures of the Valley of the Sun. Pueblo Grande Museum and Archeological Park is a section of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and was donated to the City in 1924 and a museum opened on the site in 1929.

The site features three galleries, a theatre with an award-winning introductory video, and an outdoor interpretive trail. The trail contains the prehistoric ruins of the platform mound and ballcourt of the Hohokam culture, replicated housing, canal systems, and interpretive agricultural garden. Click here to read more about Pueblo Grande.

Cupped Pearl Pendant

Cupped Pearl Pendant

Brushed fine silver holds a single pearl in this hollow form pendant. Silver and pearl are a lovely combination as they softly reflect light. The pendant is slightly bowled as well, rounded edges in line with the organic shape of the bowl.

May be worn with just about anything, from casual jeans and a t-shirt, to a silk blouse, wool sweater, or dress.

Hand-crafted, this piece, like the pearl, is not “perfectly” round—it maintains a natural quality. One-of-a-kind. Signed on the back.

This piece is designed for the chain to pass through the pendant so as not to disrupt the shape of the piece.

5/8 inch diameter, 1/4 inch deep.

Cupped Pearl Pendant

Th is pendant can be found at Zen Mountain Gallery at 515 Main Street, Jerome, AZ.

Pinky Shiva

Pinky Shiva

A variation on Shiva’s Flame, this is a pinky ring, or for a very small finger. It rises like a small flame from the finger. A sweet little ring.

Very comfortable, beveled on the inside and flat on the sides, it’s almost as if you’re not wearing a ring at all.

Hand-carved. Sterling Silver.

Pinky Shiva

Blue Flame Pendant

Blue Flame Pendant

Lapis stands out surrounded by copper in this shadowbox pendant. The copper has been intensely heated, bringing out deep reds, oranges, and purples with flecks of gold and yellows. Different light brings out the different colors in the copper, sometimes it looks maroon, sometimes orange, sometimes red. It changes, just like fire.

This pendant is a hollow form and entirely hand-crafted. It is made of polished fine silver, copper, and lapis. 1/4 inch deep and 5/8 inch diameter. Signed on the back.

Blue Flame Pendant

This pendant can be found at Zen Mountain Gallery at 515 Main Street, Jerome, AZ.

Blackened Carved Ring

Blackened Carved Ring

Organically shape grooves and hand-carved, making this ring one of a kind. Grooves are blackened so that they really stand out. The inside edges of the ring are beveled for a comfort fit.

Polished sterling silver. The band is approximately 3/8 of an inch wide. Size 10. Signed on the inside. Suitable for men and women.

Blackened Carved Ring