Occasionally things go wrong when creating. I spent quite a bit of time making a little fox pendant, only to have it suffer a polishing wheel accident which caused it to warp a bit - and have a few small dents in the back. I wasn't sure whether to...
January 6, 2022
There was a time when the earth was new. The air had a sparkle to it, and the waters ran fresh and clear through golden rocks.  The mountain tops glistened with snow and ice; the valleys were green and verdant.  A great river flowed from the...
July 18, 2021
I just can’t argue with a rock that wants to be fire.  I do try, but I never win. Here's more or less how it goes: “You - yes you! You could be a landscape – yes, you would be a wonderful landscape. Think about the plains,...
May 28, 2021
I love the process of making jewelry, in some ways more than I like being finished with a piece. Drawing designs and figuring out how to make those designs work is one part of it - the initial creative part of the process is exciting and filled with...
February 25, 2021
Mirabeth finished chopping potatoes and onions for the supper stew, her mind far away across the field. Why was Cassian so stubborn? Techazir and Allohong be damned. Peace be damned. Her eyes burned and then blurred. “Darn onions,” she...
January 27, 2021
The cities of Alohong and Techazir had been at war for as long as anyone could remember, and for decades before that. No one knew how or why it began, but each year brought a new slight from one city which required a violent answer from the other. Young...
January 4, 2021
The first of many creative stories featuring my jewelry. I hope you enjoy it! The Love Story of Tiger and Wisp Long ago, when animals wore the shape of humans as often as that of their own furry nature, Tiger strode on two legs through the forest. He...
December 9, 2020