Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Posted in Uncategorized on May 6, 2010 by pittedheart

If you are searching for a last minute Mother’s Day gift, consider having me make a silver or gold charm of your child’s thumbprint! Gift certificates are available too.


Bijou Bird on the Hobnail Heart

Posted in Uncategorized on May 4, 2010 by pittedheart

One of my newest pieces. Here, little Bijou Bird, who brings beauty and joy to everyone he meets, perches on the infamous Hobnail Heart. Be a little bit tender, a little bit tough…

Creative Metal Arts Guild Show

Posted in Uncategorized on April 24, 2009 by pittedheart

Come see my latest work this weekend at the Annual Creative Metal Arts Guild Show, April 24-26, at the Oregon Convention Center. Hours are 10-6 Friday and Saturday, and 10-5 Sunday. I have several new designs I’m unveiling. In addition, the Ceramics Guild, Handweavers Guild, Bead Society, and Glass Guild will be having their shows at the Convention Center this weekend…it’s a great time to view work from artists in the Portland area. I hope to see you there!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 31, 2009 by pittedheart

I’ll be having a show of my work this weekend, April 4-5, at the Fine Arts and Crafts Fair, at the First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR. The show runs from 10:30-6 on Saturday, and 10-2 on Sunday. It’s the first year the church is hosting this show, and I’m going to give it a try. Come by to see me!

New pics!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 4, 2009 by pittedheart


Finally had some new photos taken of my more recent work. They will be available for purchase soon in my Etsy shop, or you can contact me directly.

This first one is the “Caged Tahitian Mabe Pearl” necklace, made of 18K yellow gold, Fine silver, sterling, Tahitian Mabe pearl, and Baroque Tahitian pearls.

Caged Tahitian Mabe Pearl


This one is the “Trapped Petrified Wood” pendant, made of Oxidized fine silver, sterling, and Petrified Wood.

Trapped Petrified Wood pendant

And here’s the “Hobnail Heart” in large, made in Fine silver and on a sterling chain.

Hobnail Heart, large

The “Corseted Heart” pendant, again in fine silver on a sterling chain:

Corseted Heart

The “Trapped Green Dragon Turquoise” pendant, in Oxidized fine silver, sterling, and Chinese Green Dragon Turquoise:

Trapped Green Dragon Turquoise

And then the “Hobnail Starfish” pendant:

Hobnail Starfish

Wedding/Engagement Rings

Posted in Uncategorized on February 2, 2009 by pittedheart

I get so happy when I have the opportunity to make an engagement or wedding ring! I am currently at work on three rings, so when they’re done I’ll post photos. But for now, here are some pictures of rings I’ve done in the past.


These two photos are of rings I did in 18K white gold. The woman’s ring has a big chocolate diamond and smaller white diamonds set into it. These were fun to do.




This one was done in Platinum, using the customer’s diamonds from his Mother’s and Aunt’s rings. When he proposed to his girl, she said “yes!” I’ll soon be working on his ring, for the wedding…



And this one was done for a dear friend of mine. She had no idea what I was designing for her, but her fiance was involved every step of the way. This was done in 18K white gold, and set with an amazing white diamond and two beautiful rubies. It looks phenomenal on her, and I was thrilled that she loved it!


Some of my work

Posted in Uncategorized on February 2, 2009 by pittedheart

Here are some of my pieces. A few of these sold right away, but some are still available in my Etsy shop, or you can contact me directly.

Here’s the “Trapped Moonstone” pendant. This one sold out quickly.

Trapped Moonstone

And here’s Nicho Paloma. This particular one is sold, but I can make another to order.

Nicho Paloma


Here’s the medium-sized “Hobnail Heart” pendant, in fine silver on 14K chain:

Hobnail Heart on 14K, medium


And the “Little Bird in a Window, with a Tree.” This was a special-edition, which is now sold out. However, I’ve released a similar one that is a bird in a window, also with a tree. It has a few changes from this piece. I will try to post a picture soon.


Little Bird in the Window, with a tree

Here are the Hobnail Cap earrings, set with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. This type of turquoise comes from the Sleeping Beauty Mine in Arizona, and is naturally this intense shade of blue, with little to no veining. I love using it in my work.

Sleeping Beauty Turquoise drop earrings w/Hobnail caps


And here’s a whole flock of Little Birds:

Little Birds


Here’s the Caged Larimar with Diamonds pendant, in fine silver and 14K. This one is sold, but I can do a similar one by special order, with the combination of stones and metal you want.

Caged Larimar with Diamond and 14K