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Locale of Inspiration – The Cascades

The Cascades are my happy place; an old friend that always helps ground me.  Growing up in the Northwest the mountains are a constant presence.  Skiing in the fresh air, amongst the snow covered, but still green trees, or hiking to a pristine alpine lake, I leave able to breathe a bit more deeply. The […]

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Moss Agate Pendant Development

Developing a piece of jewelry is a different journey every time.  To create my moss agate pendant I first sketched the shape I wanted to see, an angular pendant that hung at a jaunty angle.     I wanted the gemstone to be edged in something textured.  I wasn’t sure if it would be in diamonds […]

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Locale of Inspiration: Santorini

Rising sharply from the sea, the horseshoe shaped island of Santorini is a spectacular sight.  Visiting with my family, we were faced with a choice of how to reach the city above, take the stable cable car or ride up a series of switchbacks on a donkey.  While my parents and grandparents chose the cable […]

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