Sailing

Sailing

Today’s piece of the day was inspired by sailing the ocean on a vacation adventure. After a long day of battling waves, wind, and -perhaps- pirates, the sun sinks slowly into the west as a golden gleam against the sails….
Star Fall

Star Fall

I recently had to wait with my children, and they asked me to make up a story.  About what?  I asked. After stories for the light switch, the potted plant, and my shoe they said, : About your necklace, Mommy.  This is what I told them: A thousand bedtimes ago, in a...
Attention to Detail

Attention to Detail

One of the hazards of being a jewelry oriented metalsmith is a nearly fanatical attention to detail.  The difference between a design that’s a flop and a design that grabs the dreams of everyone who sees it is attention to detail.  Did that solder seam get...
Echoes

Echoes

There’s something inherently powerful about milestones in one’s life. Birthday, Anniversary- or some other day of random importance, they make  you really focus on the time that’s passed. Often in excruciating detail, dredging up long-forgotten...
Indestructible Adamantium

Indestructible Adamantium

I must start this post with a bit of a confession. I love superheroes. When I was a little girl, I would run around with my hooded coat on my head as an impromptu cape, and dream that I could fly. Now that I’m a grown up I wish for the super-power of never...
Crafting Temptation

Crafting Temptation

Photo  by La Cuidad VisibleHello, my name is Kaelin, and I’m addicted to crafting. Hello, Kaelin I’m not kidding, either.  In a recent conversation, a crafting friend of mine asked if there was anything I don’t do.  I’m ashamed to admit…...
Interesting Artists

Interesting Artists

This will be the first post of my new Interesting Artists series. Once a week I will pick an unusual artist to interview for Tales from the Studio, and we’ll peek inside the mind of another jeweler to see what goes on inside their studios. I hope you enjoy!...