The post on MJSA’s Linked in forum last August about purple gold piqued my curiosity. I have seen photos of a couple pieces of purple gold pieces over the years so it has been done; and yet for the most part this is the stuff of legends…
Phillip Hall, veteran tank recovery specialist in WWII, shares details about them at the WWII Museum.
When the long awaited World War ll Museum opened in New Orleans last winter, my nephews Ben and Billy got to visit it with their Grandfather (my Dad), a WWll Veteran.
Here is Ben’s story of their visit…
Going to the WW II Museum … CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!
My blog topics were all in the “waiting for more info” folder… not yet ready for “prime time” so to speak.
As I searched my mind in vain for a topic, I made myself just start writing. Sounds easy, and as someone who prefers to know all the answers beforehand, it is difficult to just start.
As the words fell … CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!
I dropped my entry off at the local FedEx office two days shy of the deadline for the Dubai Jewellery Design Competition. This was a competition I decided to enter on the spot, when I discovered it on Google. I have always envisioned Dubai as a spectacular “larger than life” city, and the challenge was to create a trio of … CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!
Not much rivals the beauty of a warm October day in the middle of Kentucky horse country. The last rich greens of the season, contrasting with the miles of painted fences, the stone walls lining the country lanes, the horses content in their fields.
As I twisted the gold strands of my necklace design over and through themselves into a flowing design, it became clear that the engineering of this piece was key, and it would be a challenge. I wanted to give the experience of pure pleasure for both the wearer and the beholder. I remembered a story I read about Harry Winston … CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!
As always, there was feeling of elation as the final parts of the pearl design project came together. That final rendering, seeing how all those different elements play off each other- was it as I visualized it, better, or less? It is always a kind of a sacred time in the creation process.
And it is always followed by a … CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!
“Surrender”, AnnieK Jewelry Enters Pearl Design Competition
How long does it take to create something… as long as you’ve got.
The deadline was Tuesday at 5pm. I’d been working on the design for a month, and damn the computer was agonizingly slow at rendering my final rendition.
It was now 3:10, I wanted to do one more angle of the … CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!
Story: A Birthday Ring… D. wanted to surprise his wife with a special ring for her birthday. Where to start? We started with the gemstone. He knew the exact color he wanted- his wife is a big University of Kentucky supporter, and UK’s color is Wildcat Blue. I took the color swatch to a gem show with me so I … CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!