Key to the Town: Green Box Arts Festival

keytotownKey to the Town: Green Box Arts Festival

It’s getting to be that time of year for the Green Box Arts Festival held in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado.

In 2012, I was asked to create keys to the city of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, to be presented to honored artists at the Green Box Arts Festival. Wildfires shut down the festival last year, but this year all systems are go. Christian Keesee, founder and promoter of the event, talks about this year’s festival in the Denver Post.

I worked with artist Holly Troy to design the keys and we created this unique art piece. The keys are cast in bronze and then are hand-hammered and highly polished, giving each key a unique surface texture. They come with a bronze chain and a medallion naming the recipient of the key and the year. The keys are approximately nine inches long by three inches wide.

This was an amazing project, and it is really exciting that my work will be used over the next several years.

Key to the Town: Green Box Arts Festival 

Carved Silver Cuff – Limited Edition of 25

Carved Silver Cuff – Limited Edition of 25

Signature-style carved silver cuff. This piece is stunning – one inch wide and carved with organic, flowing lines in polished sterling silver – reflects light beautifully.

An instant classic. Bold, natural, gorgeous!

This cuff fits a medium wrist. Hand-carved design.

I’ve created twenty-five bracelets for this edition. Each piece is hand-signed (engraved) and numbered. I am donating number “one” of “twenty-five” to the Heard Museum today.

This weekend (March 2 & 3), I will be participating in the Heard Museum Guild Indian Market and Fair. This is the biggest Indian Market in Arizona – featuring top Native American artists from around the country.

Carved Silver Cuff – Limited Edition of 25

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Sun and Moon Meet Venus ~ Pendant

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Cool silver envelopes warm copper and turquoise in this unconventional shadowbox hollow form pendant. Brushed metals softly reflect light — the colors reminiscent of warm southwest desert red rock and blue sky.

Entirely hand-crafted and one-of-a-kind. Signed on the back. Approximately 5/8″ diameter, 1/4″ deep. Shown here with a 5-strand black omega necklace.

Sun and Moon Meet Venus

Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market – this weekend! (December 8th and 9th)

pgindianmarketPueblo Grande Museum
4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034
Saturday, December 8 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 9 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

I am incredibly busy getting ready for this show.

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The Pueblo Grande Museum recognizes and testifies to the importance and magnificence of Native American culture in the Southwest and America. The Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market is a celebration of Native arts and culture. The Indian Market is a juried show, so the work presented is not only authentic, but goes through a panel of judges before it is accepted.

I am really excited to have been invited to be a part of this show!

IMG_1534The Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market features top American Indian artists with paintings, sculpture, jewelry, baskets and much more!

Admission to the Market is $5 and includes admission to the Museum with free admission for children under 12.There will be a variety of music and dance performances, artist demonstrations and traditional American Indian foods.

If you are in Phoenix, come check out the show!! I would love to see you there.

Turquoise Tear Drop Bead

Turquoise Tear Drop Bead 

Monsoon season is upon us in the southwest – there is nothing like the smell of rain in the desert.

Wear this bead as a reminder of the beauty of the storms as they sweep across the big open sky — a talisman for the world’s most precious resource — water!

We need more rain.

Hand-crafted one-of-a-kind turquoise and brushed silver bead. Hollow form. Signed on the back.

Wear alone as a pendant, or strung with other beads.

Turquoise Tear Drop Bead

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Double Turquoise Shadowbox Pendant

Double Turquoise Shadowbox Pendant

Take a walk on a dry riverbed, and look for stones that are scooped by water. Or, look at an eddie, the water swirling against a rock in a river, it carves into the stone. Almost imperceptible yet powerful change . . .

This piece reminds me of water droplets sitting in a bowl-shaped stone, the kind of stone shaped over years and years of water droplets against its service.

Like all of my shadowbox pieces, this piece is entirely hand-fabricated and is one of its kind.

2 inches long, 1/2 inch wide at widest point, 1/4 inch deep. The turquoise in this pendant is from the southwest region of the United States.

Double Turquoise Shadowbox Pendant

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Coral and Silver Shadowbox – X

Coral and Silver Shadowbox

The outer shape to this pendant is slightly more rounded than my other coral shadowbox pendants—flowing with the organic female feel of the whole piece. Fluid.

Fiery coral compliments cool silver!

This is a hollow form pendant, entirely hand-fabricated – no two are alike.

About 2 inches long, by approximately 1/2 and inch wide by 1/4 inch deep.

Coral and Silver Shadowbox

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Turquoise and Silver Crescent Moon Pendant

Turquoise and Silver Crescent Moon Pendant

Ever look at the sky in the daytime and see the moon? This is what this pendant reminds me of, daylight moon. Turquoise blue of the southwestern sky is magical.

Hand-carved whitened silver. The grooves in this pendant pick up the light, making it shimmer. Like my other moons, this piece is about 1 and 1/4 inches in diameter. One-of-a-kind.

Turquoise and Silver Crescent Moon Pendant

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Dusk and Dawn – Married Metals Dangling Earrings

Dusk and Dawn – Married Metals Dangling Earrings

These earrings sold so quickly I didn’t get the chance to photograph them with the earring wires!

This pair is completely handmade – the copper and silver were cut out with a jeweler’s saw and hand-hammered. The fluctuations in the metal catch light so that there are gentle glimmers of light with the movement of the earrings.

The silver reminds me of night, and the copper reminds me of the day – hence the title: Dusk and Dawn.

Similar earrings may be made to order.

Dusk and Dawn – Married Metals Dangling Earrings