Saturday, December 24, 2011

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."
-Henry David Thoreau

Do Not Alter

“'Only the supremely wise and the ignorant do not alter.'”

Friday, December 16, 2011

You've been walking the ocean's edge,
holding up your robes to keep them dry.
You must dive naked under,
and deeper under, a thousand times deeper.
Rumi ♥

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011


Sifting through countless piles of rubble, what is reflected by centuries of struggle.
Concrete jungle that never has been and never will be.
Us vs Them. Only we, the simple citizens of earth... From raging rivers of water and fire she gave us birth-the power and hunger to search for meaning and self-worth.
Wars on the outside only physical reminders of the war within...

Trying to seek the balance between the yang and the yin.
Opposition, a mysterious position. A manifestation of
-LYNX, Lyrics from 'Grain of Sand'

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Never Look Back...

I've recently been commissioned to make my friends Sara and Jeremiah their wedding rings! 

I was looking to brush up on my stonesetting techniques,and I just dug up these old pictures of some of my class projects from a few years back at the Jewelry Institute!

Even though my personal asthetic isn't present until that last three photographs, I found it a very interesting dive into the past and it also reminded me about some techniques I had forgotten!
I thought I would share....
Everything is made completely from recycled silver that I melted down and casted or fabricated!

They say never look back... but every once in a while it can help you gain perspective and remind you of how far you've come!  ...if you can do it without getting stuck...  =)


Friday, December 2, 2011

It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I've gone and come back, I'll find it at home. -Rumi ♥

TCD has moved back to town!
It's so nice to be back from the boondocks!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Most discoveries are made by accident.

A new impulse usually has to wait till our guard is down
and our habitual views momentarily dimmed
in order to break through into consciousness.
It looks like an accident.
Or an inspiration.
But it is really an organic principle
trying to find a soft spot to sprout in.

It takes a long time to learn that nothing is wasted.

~ M. C. Richards

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Me, lately...

Just a little taste of what's been goin' on here in my world!  Enjoy! <3

*Click here if you are interested in more pictures and pricing!
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it...
Move with it... and JOIN THE DANCE ! ~~Alan Watts

Friday, November 25, 2011


Just wanted to take the time to inform you beautiful bloggers about my BLACK FRIDAY SALE that is going on FOR THE NEXT WEEK!!! 

THANK YOU to all my fans, friends, for an incredible year filled with love and support! Here's to another... and another.. and ANOTHER!! ♥

Get up to 30% OFF in my sale section!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011


I just finished this Custom Rattlesnake Rattle Necklace
made completely from recycled silver!

 I melted scraps of silver down and pulled this wire myself
before soldering it into this delicate 'Snake Bite' setting for a custom order.

 I'm pretty happy with the result,
except that I'm having trouble deciding which side should be the front!

What do you think?