Nearly 5 troy ounces sterling silver belt buckle highlighted with a barbed wire motif. This buckle shall be shown at the Western Design Conference in Jackson Wyoming this coming September 8th. The buckle is hand made in sterling silver on a hand tooled 2" wide leather belt. A perfect pairing indeed.
Three garnets set in sterling silver. ...time to make tracks...
Nice size of Kingman Turquoise set in a hand fabricated sterling silver bracelet
For the past two summers i have opened up my studio to an art teacher for one week instruction of jewelry making. The two projects in the images from the 2021 session illustrate basic metal forming and fabrication; bezel setting; stone cutting; and finishing. We had a good time and believe a great deal was learned in limited time.
This pendant was fabricated from sterling silver metal with a Montana sapphire bezel set and highlighted in 14 karat yellow. Pendant is suspended on a sterling silver chain.
The bracelet is made of sterling silver with a centered 14 karat yellow gold "Celtic-style" cross. The finish on the bracelet is slightly distressed to compliment the rustic-cast yellow gold cross.
Straight forward design with the bail visible from the front, which reminds me of forged hasps on an castle door.
Many an elk ivory has been mounted as testament to a hunters trophy: but this is my version. The color of the end of the ivory is visible as it moves side to side-two sided matching ivory.
This work is fabricated in sterling silver with a 14 karat gold log for the beaver to gnaw on. A Montana sapphire accents the pendant. Dillon, Montana is home of the Beavers...the mascot for Beaverhead county high school...in Beaverhead County. The Beaverhead Rock outcropping is just just north of town, which was a landmark of the early traveler. Makes sense?
Ennis, Montana! The Madison river gently flows through the valley and right through Ennis, Montana. Each summer a wonderful art show is held in town. Don't miss it-it's a one day event. Much talent assembles under the shade of a park like setting of the Madison Valley Bank-Thanks for venue use. Over the years I have met many A+ artists at the Madison Valley Arts Festival +http://ennisarts.org,
Barbed wire ring hand fabricated in sterling silver.
Ladies heavy sterling silver band with a hammer finish along the center line.
Bold sterling silver bracelet. Each link and clasp are hand fabricated.
Looking east over Dillon from the volcanic hills locally know as the "M" that rises nearly 600 feet above the Beaverhead river valley, with 360 degree views that are fabulous. There actual is a "M" on the hillside; a tribute to the University of Montana Western umwestern.edu located in Dillon. An array of trails traverse the area and have been painstakingly developed through the cooperation of
Just south of Dillon MT is a favorite fishing / camping lake for locals- Clark Canyon Reservoir. This was the route of the famed Lewis & Clark Expedition: "Corps of Discovery Expedition 1803-1806"; although this body of water was not impounded here during their travels they followed the river west to the of here towards Idaho. This image was taken during the final light of a summer day~
Mini Bolo Tie in sterling silver with high-dome cut Kingman turquoise
Lighter weight than the typical western style bolo tie-casual fashion.
Super large quartz crystals likely Brazilian origin on display at the Tucson Gem Show
The beauty and artistry of rustic "Working Leather" inspires the fusion of precious metals and leather work in my series of work titled ~ Leather Accents. I have combined the soft textures of leather and metals to create works of art.
Tools of Tradition. The center piece is a stylized arrow point cut from Wyoming black jade. Primarily fabricated in sterling silver with touches of 14 karat yellow gold. Set below the jade is a fine red ruby. The necklace is linked with braided leather transitioning to silver chain
Fabricated in sterling silver this unusual bracelet holds a center piece of Wyoming black jade. The jade is hand-crafted into a stylized arrow tip and set by 14 karat yellow gold prongs. Another highlight of this bracelet is a bezel set elk ivory. A fine red ruby accents this work.
Yogo Sapphire 1/2 carat~untouched photo. Montana is know for sapphires of many colors, but a Yogo sapphire is truly “Top Shelf”. The deep blue color of a fine Yogo Sapphire is nearly unrivaled. Many sapphires and other gemstones exhibit “hints” of secondary colors. Meaning you might typically see a blue sapphire with a perhaps a touch of green. It may not be obvious at first glance,
1/3 carat Yogo Sapphire bezel set in a star pendant
1/2 carat fine Yogo sapphire bezel st in 14 karat gold
Art deco style 14 Karat gold bracelet set with a 0.48 carat fine Yogo Sapphire-super blue!
14 Karat pendant
This bracelet has been a "flag ship" work of my art for years now. The "barbed wire" motif has also found its way into several of my designs and likely shall continue to be. It is a bold design, yet the openness keeps it from being overbearing. This bracelet can be fabricated to fit the wearers wrist ideally. This stunning bracelet can also be made without gemstones/ diamonds and the design