Sum-Sum-Summertime!

Sum-Sum-Summertime!

June 24, 2019

Howdy Jewelry Fans! Can you feel the excitement?? The days have stretched themselves out like a lazy cat on a scratching post. Or maybe a warm weather nap in a box that's meant for Wyoming? This picture is really of my cat, Snow, The Inspector Primus. He seems to be enjoying his afternoon nap right in the middle of my work table.)  I've caught a whiff of sunscreen and have been daydreaming of pina coloadas and margaritas at a poolside bar next to a golden sand beach. YESSSSSS!!! And while I'm not a kid anymore (happily) and I don't get the summer off (sadly), I do get the opportunity to travel this great country and meet you, Jewelry Fans, in your hometowns all across this Great Land. 

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Earth in Renewal:  Consumerism vs Meaningful Consumption

Earth in Renewal: Consumerism vs Meaningful Consumption

March 27, 2019

Yup. That's right, Jewelry Fans, as of March 2019, our species has no redundancy, no planet to escape to should we screw this one up too far past breaking. Deep down, I don't believe humans will break the earth, but I worry we may come closer than we should before we learn that great windmills fastened to the deep sea beds off the bucolic cost of Cape Cod are more important than any bourgeois baron's view. I believe we can develop tidal electric power, where the great churning of the ocean can be harnessed to run my low wattage LED lights. I know we have the ingenuity to see it done, my future grand children are betting on it. And being in a line of work where my products, the jewelry I forge and weave by hand, is not a necessary product to live, like water, food, power, I'd like to believe the adornment of the body is necessary for the soul.

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Fuel Your Dreams...

Fuel Your Dreams...

March 22, 2019 1 Comment

In the Navy I learned that a small course diversion has drastic impacts on the final destination. We performed “dead reckoning” every couple of hours to see how far off course we were. Ships naturally go off course. Unexpected currents, wind, steering gear discrepancies could have major impacts on getting where we were going. Humans naturally go off course.

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Waiting to Exhale

Waiting to Exhale

March 13, 2019

As ever, I am humbled by the interconnected way our world turns. I am humbled by the many ways plants and people express themselves in the many lanes of life. I'm honored to be a part of the journey my Patrons have, crafting a piece you all wear for occasions large and small. In honor of several folks close to my heart, I'll be having an amazing promotion in the weeks leading up to Pride Week.  I want all of you to know, that we are all beautiful creations poking our tender sprouts into the light and we all deserve respect and love. Let's build bridges towards each other and comport ourselves in a way we can always look on with light. In this burgeoning season of renewal, I walk with a heart full of gratefulness. 

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Believing in Butterflies: A Second Pathway to Dreams

Believing in Butterflies: A Second Pathway to Dreams

March 07, 2019

Howdy Jewelry Fans! As we schlog through March, weather exploding around us, a steady stream of epic rain and snow storms sweeping into Cali and East, there's an impatience in the air. Could it just be over?? When is the sunshine coming back? The volatile energy and impatience reflects an interesting parallel to my feelings surrounding goals and dreams. 

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To the Western Shore (of Florida)

To the Western Shore (of Florida)

March 01, 2019

Howdy Jewelry Fans! The start of 2019 may have been one of Original Sin Jewelry's busiest starts of the year. Ever. First there was a cross country sprint from San Diego to Atlanta for the Atlanta Gift Show. And I mean sprint. I covered nearly 2200 miles in two and a half days. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Original Sin Jewelry Manifesto

Original Sin Jewelry Manifesto

January 23, 2019

Howdy Jewelry Fans!  What’s in a name? What’s in THIS name— Original Sin Jewelry? I’ve enjoyed chatting about this topic with many of you in my booth at art fair’s over the years, but for those of you who are just finding me, it may seem a bit of an enigma. I get it. So let’s get into it so you get it. Let me bare my authentic, conscious self to your authentic, conscious self. Who knows, we may even find a bit of Satisfaction at the end of it.  

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Pre-2019 Jitters

Pre-2019 Jitters

December 28, 2018

Howdy Jewelry Fans! Have you ever had an old purse or backpack that you love? It’s a little outdated. Perhaps some parts are ripped, maybe there’s an Irish pennant (stray thread for all you non-military types) on the corner where it always rubbed against your shoulder. It could even be a little dingy in spots.  Yet, despite all its faults, you were comfortable with the dang thing and couldn’t imagine life without it.

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