Caribou Amulets

January 10, 201720K gold, mammoth ivory, necklace, trade beads

Caribou Amulets I have long been fascinate by the vast caribou herds which cross the northern landscape.  I represent the caribou with a pierced a petroglyph-like image on these 20K gold amulets.   Obviously, these are not artifacts, but I choose to imagine a story about them as if they were.  Because the caribou were … Read More

Birthstone Jewellery

December 7, 201620K gold, other stones, pendants, ring, sapphires, uncategorized

Birthstone Jewellery When clients commission jewellery as a gift for family, a popular theme is birthstones. As you probably know, there is a specific stone (or in some cases more than one stone) associated with each month. For example, opals or tourmalines are the stones for October. This ring was recently commissioned by a new … Read More

Egyptian Scarab Necklace

October 29, 201620K gold, 24k gold, necklace, pendants, uncategorized

Egyptian Scarab Necklace This necklace was inspired by the scarab beetles in ancient Egyptian jewellery. For the ancient Egyptians, the scarab was considered to be the force which gave birth to the sun by pushing it over the horizon each day, symbolizing renewal and resurrection. Here is a photo showing one of many of the … Read More

Braided Rings

April 7, 201620K gold, 24k gold, diamonds, ring, sapphires

Braided Rings This is a ring design which I created based on a 4 strand braid used by leather workers making fancy horse tack. I generally use 24k pure gold for the central, braided element and natural 20k gold from our placer mine for the rims. The 20K rims help to protect the softer 24K … Read More

Turquoise and Gold together

March 10, 201620K gold, 24k gold, earrings

Turquoise and Gold together I recently spent quite a bit of time in the truly wonderful Anthropology Museum in Mexico City. One of the many interesting and inspiring things I saw there was a number of pieces of pre-Hispanic turquoise and high purity gold jewellery. Here is a pair of turquoise earrings I made just … Read More

Ruby and diamond rings set

February 14, 201620K gold, 24k gold, ring

Ruby and diamond rings set My client first asked me to design and make an engagement ring for her based on an heirloom ring of her grandmother’s. The original ring had central rectangular ruby flanked by a pair of round diamonds. I didn’t see the original ring, but believe it was a traditional style, with … Read More

Two heavy gold bracelets

January 19, 201620K gold, 24k gold, bracelets

Two heavy gold bracelets These are two bracelets I made on commission for two different clients last summer. They are different styles but what they have in common is that both of them are very heavy – a luscious, extravagant use of gold. The solid gold bangle is made of pure, 24K gold and weighs … Read More

Cycle of the Seasons on the River

January 12, 201520K gold, 24k gold, diamonds, necklace

Cycle of the Seasons on the River In the north, every season is dramatic and uniquely beautiful, flowing together seamlessly. This necklace was inspired by my observation of the seasons transitioning into each other on the Fortymile River. The challenge was to abstract and distill my experience watching the river over many seasons into the … Read More