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Prince’s Love Symbol Cufflinks

Between 2006 and 2011 Prince wore pairs of these sterling silver Love Symbol Cufflinks. They were bezel set with 10mm Cubic Zirconias.  When Prince was on tour, the unexpected might happen and I soon came to understand that Paisley Park … Continue reading

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Blazing Comet Ear Wraps for Prince

“Worn by Prince,” Comet and Moon and Star Ear Wraps up for auction.  My Comet Ear Wrap design is a blast from the past! In March of this year, (2016) prior to Prince’s death, Mayte, Prince’s first wife, auctioned two … Continue reading

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Purple Reign – My Business with Prince and Paisley Park

My introduction to Prince was at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco on May 23rd 1986. It was his Parade, Hit n Run Tour. Generous friends had purchased third row seats and invited me to the concert. Twelve years later, … Continue reading

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Silverormen by Philip Birk – Silver Vine Snake by Marty Magic

Last Fall, Philip Birk of Sweden contacted me to ask permission to use the image of my sterling silver Vine Snake Pendant for the cover of his book, Silverormen. Silvoromen is the second and final book in a series about … Continue reading

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A Memorial Remembrance for John J. Chambers Crowell

John J Chambers Crowell passed away on May 13th, an hour into his 99th year. Santa Barbara News Press Obituary. May 2015, Because of our families schedule, we celebrate my father’s 98th birthday a week early.  On Friday morning, May … Continue reading

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The Art of Jacob’s Ladder

This post has little to do with design unless you consider mastering the climbing of Jacob’s Ladder an art. And what is a Jacob’s Ladder you ask? According to Wikipedia, Jacob’s Ladder is the “colloquial name for a bridge between the earth and heaven that … Continue reading

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Reunite Gondwana Land

My father, John C. Crowell passed away on May 13th, 2015. He was a remarkable man, a renowned geologist and a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather. His grandson, John Bobroskie will inherit his sterling silver Gondwana Land Belt Buckle. … Continue reading

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Grandfather’s Clock

I was fortunate that as a child my parents read to me.  My father read to me from the Jungle Book, Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island,  just to name a few. My mother read me what was age appropriate beginning … Continue reading

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2015 Maker Faire Inspiration

Here are a few photos of this years Maker Faire. We hope to participate next year!

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Chameleons – Super Heros of the Old World Lizard Clade.

Chameleons are just about the coolest animal on this planet. They have super powers and can make themselves invisible and look in two directions at once!  They have ballistic tongues that project with incredible speed and impact to catch prey; … Continue reading

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