The redesign of my new shop has kept me so busy for the last year that I have not had a single moment to enter any design contests but when I read about the one that The Palladium Alliance International, was hosting in its debut year, it was too much [...]
I’ve spent every single Sunday for the past three months working on some detail or another to get the new shop up and running. Today on the list was the installation of the window gate, staining the jambs on my office doors, and the break room door. Well, life is what happens when you’re busy [...]
My usual approach to nearly every project I’ve ever done in my life has been DIY. The build out of my new shop is no exception. I’ve been hands on during each aspect from the space design and working closely with the contractors to sourcing the materials they are working with. I have high ideals [...]
Wilder left for Portland today. That urge to travel has gripped him hard and with his welding program at Dunwoody starting in January, it’s now or later, so he told me on Wednesday that he was leaving today.
I was sad, I was happy, I was prematurely worried and a little bit envious. But [...]
I recently sat in on a webinar with Christine Dhein from Revere Academy on green bench practices. She has long been recognized as the go-to person regarding ethical and responsible practices in the jewelry studio.
The six-hour seminar was a wealth of amazing info that I will share [...]
The build-out is about to begin with the key to the new space in our hands as of August 1st. As all the many months of planning is about to unfold, I’ve been getting last-minute jitters. With so
many details and decisions, how do I know for certain that I’ve made the right [...]
I have had other dogs. Many of you met Lily’s predecessor Rubin, my maladjusted Standard Poodle. None were comparable to Lily.
Lily, my sweet brindle boxer, lived a full life, and in so many ways she fulfilled mine. In looking back at her 11 years with me,family members,clients and close friends, Lily taught me so [...]
New York. Unlike any city in the world. Everything available at anytime in the day or night mostly for a costly price. But the thing I found here during my latest trip to this amazing place was totally free. It was the visual images of how the people expressed themselves and their humanity. Retail window [...]
Watch this three minute video recapping the Gemstone Roundtable process and what you might expect if you attend one. The next one is Betty Sue King February 28-March 1. RSVP ASAP if you would like to reserve a seat either night. Also, dont forget you earn a $100.00 T-Buck if you bring a new friend. (make sure [...]
I’ve been playing a lot of disc golf this summer and while the courses are usually wooded and scenic, many are totally trashed with garbage. A large share of the mess is plastic and it chafes me bad. I can use the distraction of the garbage as an excuse as to why my long drives [...]
Ethical Practices & Philosophies
To work better, work a little less. Less is a good thing.