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NEW WORK: 2 Bent Hickory Necklaces

NEW WORK:  2 Bent Hickory Necklaces

Two bentwood hickory necklaces in two different forms, with magnetic closures.

Simplicity is an important challenge. 



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NEW WORK: ARC SERIES Hickory & Walnut Pendant

NEW WORK: ARC SERIES Hickory & Walnut Pendant

"Who knows when first/aortic arches/registered/an ocean’s surge,/or slipped awake/or stirred asleep;/how many tides/had ebbed until/the tiny seahorse/heart could leap?"


This pendant is part of my ARC series: using bent wood segments as forms on their own terms. 

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New AD IDEM Rings: Installment #2

New AD IDEM Rings: Installment #2

The oak tree stands
noble on the hill even in
cherry blossom time


(a haiku by Basho)

All AD IDEM, all the time, as of late. These three one-of-a-kind rings are made of hickory--the remnants of bent wood from my bracelets--inlaid with purpleheart and rosewood. 

These rings honor the joining, the ethics and honesty of woodworking. I look to the tradition of Japanese joinery, particularly: elements measured, cut,...