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The Stressful Process in Creating a One of a Kind Design

Considerable time goes into creating every new design  but designing a one of a kind piece is especially time consuming and stressful. There are reasons that my one of a kind designs are priced the way they are. There are … Continue reading

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The Race to the Gargoyles – 2013

Recently, a collector of mine purchased a vintage Marty Magic Gargoyle Pendant on eBay. She e-mailed me, asking the story behind the piece. Plique-a-Jour is an enameling technique similar to cloisonné but where there is no backing so that the … Continue reading

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Pirates at Work and Play

The Magic Crew had a great time at the 2017 NorCal Pirate Festival! It’s one of our favorite shows and we love getting dressed up and walking the plank at the Vallejo waterfront. Each day there is a ship to … Continue reading

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Prince Celebration – 2017

I just returned from the 4-day commemorative Prince Celebration 2017 event, held at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Prince died on April 21st, 2016 and Paisley Park, to honor his legacy, hosted this event on the one year anniversary of … Continue reading

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Celebration 2017

Nearly a year ago on April 21st, Prince died at his recording studio and home in Chanhassen Minnesota. In honor of Prince’s life and on the first anniversary of his death, a four day Celebration will take place at the … Continue reading

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Troll Adventure

Art and I recently traveled to Seattle to attend a memorial celebration of a dear friend; but this blog post is about a troll, not the memorial. In looking through our hotel’s brochures of attractions in the Seattle area, a … Continue reading

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Cloisonné Adventure

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 sit elbow … Continue reading

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Tucson Rocks!

The photo above is just a portion of the booty we returned with. Alisha has already designed two butterfly pendants that will incorporate the matched pairs of triangular stones pictured. Stay tuned! Alisha, John and I returned last night from … 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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