The Bitch is Back

Do you like surprises or pranks? I sure do and think of them as an alternative “I Love You” to my dear ones. To surprise my oldest last Sunday evening as she arrived home after weeks away, I turned all the house lights off. The TV could be seen from the entry way, and...

Pearl Games

A client came to me with a stash of pearls she just didn’t wear. We made her pearl stash wearable, restringing with a series of five clasps that can interconnect so the pearls can be worn in different lengths and combinations. We used two clasps in yellow gold,...

Bold Peachy Neutral Gem Jewelry

Summer is such a bounty of produce, I ritually mark it’s end by making a fresh tomato-basil sauce on angel hair pasta and am sure to get in one more grilling of peaches. I never heard of grilled peaches before I moved to North Carolina – are they just a North Carolina...

Look What She Can Do!

When Liana sent me photos of her wearing some of her new earring combinations, I gasped! With her red hair and skin of moonlight, she looked like the enchanted Forest Queen of my childhood fairy tales. Liana’s photos may help you get an idea of all our earrings...

Do You Grill Your Peaches?

Summer is such a bounty of produce, I ritually mark it’s end by making a fresh tomato-basil sauce on angel hair pasta and am sure to get in one more grilling of peaches. I never heard of grilled peaches before I moved to North Carolina – are they just a North Carolina...

Power of Presence

In Lapidary Journal (July/August 2020), author Deborah Yonick describes how jewelry artists are telling the human experience of COVID. “Gifted at telling compelling stories about the gems she works with and the jewelry she creates, custom jewelry artist Cynthia...

“Ice, Ice Baby”

Hanging on a rope 30 feet down a glacial crevasse, I waited as the team set up ropes to pull me out. Four days spent learning the ropes of expedition mountaineering on Mt. Rainier included lessons on extricating your partner from a crevasse. Glacial ice isn’t like the...

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