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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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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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