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Tucson Rocks!

Alisha, John and I returned last night from the 2017 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. We had a great time and a successful treasure hunt, ferreting out all kinds of gems, minerals and fossils. We did our best to stick … Continue reading

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Python Ear Wrap worn by Sofia Boutella in the Remake of the Mummy

In April of 2016, the costume administrator of Sarcophagus Films in the U.K. ordered several of each of my Python Ear Wrap, Cobra Ear Wrap and Snake Ear Cuff. I promptly shipped the order and didn’t think much more about … Continue reading

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A Cloisonne Workshop with Merry-Lee Rae

In October, John and I took Merry-Lee Rae’s week long cloisonné workshop. Merry-Lee  is one of my dearest friends and it was a privilege to experience and immerse myself in her creative environment. In addition, it was a joy to … Continue reading

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The End of the Marty Magic Show Season

              The Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival was our final California show and it ‘Rocked’ in spite of the wind and the rain. We came prepared with a 40 ft sheet of plastic sheeting … Continue reading

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The Magic Family at the Maryland Renaissance Festival

Our costumes are unpacked and put away for another year but the memories and photos of last weeks trip to the Maryland Renaissance Festival are fresh. Marty, John, Alisha and her two children, Molly and Sterling attended the fair. While … Continue reading

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Cataclysmania Inspiration

                  Having just sculpted a new Cosmos Ring, I am reflecting on where my inspiration for this design came from. Van Gough’s Starry Night, thick with swirls of cosmic paint, and one … Continue reading

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The Making of a Goddess

Although I may be somewhat prejudiced in how I view my compassionate, intelligent, talented and beautiful daughter, it was a wonderful experience to watch Alisha’s transformation from grounded mother, daughter, wife and jeweler into the realm of Goddess. Alisha met … Continue reading

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Allegoria Della Scoperta dell’ America

Just last week, I returned from a trip to Italy, Croatia and Amsterdam. As artists, our focus was the art and we visited some of the finest museums in the world.  The Vatican Museum, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and … Continue reading

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Walk of Atonement – Game of Thrones Inspiration

Episodes of the Game of Thrones were filmed in Dubrovnik and just last week I was standing on this very spot where a wide and elegant marble stairway ascends to an upper plaza. This stone stairway was featured in the … Continue reading

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Archipelago Moon Dragon Pendant

This  one of a kind, Archipelago Moon Dragon Pendant has been gestating for five years. I am proud to announce that just last week, John graduated with honors from S.F.S.U. with his Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology and … Continue reading

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