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How I work

It all starts like this:  a large flat piece of brass, bronze, copper or Sterling metal.


First, I clean it.  Then I etch or torch it top give it texture and color. Clean again, cut, file, smooth and then begin my design process.  

Below are some new examples of what I wind up with.

These pieces also showcase my special collection of vintage military medals, repurposed and now worn with pride.


You can see them this weekend as you explore the Great Falls Studios Art Tour.  50 artists are opening up their workspaces all weekend, for all. Visit Great Falls, see the creatives and enjoy the Fall foliage.  The Weather Channel says the sun will be out!

AND Come see me (!!!!)  at 1144 Walker Road, #19 on the Tour Map, first floor.  I will be there from 10am to 5pm each day, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (October 17-18-19).  Please stop by and say Hi!

Bracelet Envy

My only class this Fall!

Saturday, November 1, 10am to 4pm. A fun class which explores many techniques in metalworking and cold connections using rivets, wire and microscrews to affix components.

We will be doing metal etching, cutting, cleaning, torching, oxidizing and assembling a crowd-stopping bracelet that you will be proud of. The class is $65 and a $30 materials fee for all the necessities.

Please call (703)938-7018 to reserve your place. The class will be at Star's Beads, 139A Church Street in Vienna, Va.


Only one week until our Great Falls Studios Art Tour, October 17-18-19 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), 10-5pm each day.  

Come see me (and 15 other artists) at 1144 Walker Road where I will be showing and demonstrating many of my jewelry making techniques like these fold formed earrings, in bronze, silver and gold.  $100.  

They took me three hours, not counting all the prep work like etching, sawing and buffing.

Sign up at the Great Falls Library on Saturday, October 18 for a chance to win a $50 Artbuck.  We are giving 20 away, good towards purchasing any art on the tour.  Pick up the tour brochure and map there or at many of the businesses in town like Great Dogs and the Brogue.

This will be my only show this year, so I do hope you'll stop by and say hello.