Category Archives: Design projects

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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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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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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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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Paradise Lost

Lost wax casting is a challenging and often an uncertain process.  I spent two full days carving the original wax for my Bird of Paradise Pendant but unfortunately the wax did not cast completely. The photo below right is of … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview of New Designs for 2015

Marty has just completed the wax carving for a new Wave Ear Wrap. We are taking pre-sale orders for the sterling silver version that will be availalbe in late February. A powerful and graceful wave crests over the top of the ear … Continue reading

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