edited coronet sketch with blue stones

Artisans, the SCA, Regalia, and RFP’s

As an artisan, we get vague requests all of the time. Asking an artisan to spend hours of their time drawing, sketching, planning, pricing, and writing a proposal that is 95% certain to be ignored or dismissed for any number of reasons is to say the least, not very polite. (In my case as a jeweler, this runs from 4 to 20 hours depending on the project.)

coronet sketch 2018. This shows improvement over my skills in the 90's.

Your first and most important tool as a jeweler is a pencil

it records ideas. Makes sketches. makes notes about what went well and what did not go so well. It records your memories and experiences so a month, year, decade from now you will not have to reinvent the wheel. So go grab a pencil and take a good hard look at it and think about what you can and have been able to do because of such a simple tool.

What is the weight of potential?

What is the weight of potential? A hard question to answer. How does one weigh an idea? A thought? A nebulous concept that has not…

I can’t do that. . .

I can’t do that. . . I have seen several posts on Facebook about being an artist and a jeweler lately. Every post has one…

Quotes about jewelry and art

A picture paints a thousand words, and a thousand words paint a picture. For this reason, I would like to share with you some of…

Jewelry Deconstructed

I should start with how the name for this blog came to be decided on. I am an eclectic individual having a love for many…