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How funny. How did I get Into this Jewelry Artsy trade anyways. Started a Auto shop when I was 21. Had that for 12 years. Worked with friend building and Installing Solid Surface counter tops. Then went in with my Brother on purchasing and running a Silver and gold Art Jewelry Casting Factory with 21-38 employees shipping 400-600 pieces of Art jewelry per day. Moved jewelry factory to the US Virgin Islands and lived and worked there for five years. Didn't make much money Ooops but had some good memories and fun. I worked with over 200 jewelry designers manufacturing their jewelry.

Natural progression led to doing my own Jewelry Designs of Nautical, Tropical Artsy Silver while living in the Tropical US Virgin Islands. I am mostly self taught but then again I am a Tool-A-Hoolic and watched and learned from my employees who gladely showed me anything I wanted to know. Due to the fact…

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  • Male
  • Born on January 1
  • Joined September 13, 2010

Favorite materials

Sterling Silver, Gold if I can afford it, Semi Precious Stones

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About

How funny. How did I get Into this Jewelry Artsy trade anyways. Started a Auto shop when I was 21. Had that for 12 years. Worked with friend building and Installing Solid Surface counter tops. Then went in with my Brother on purchasing and running a Silver and gold Art Jewelry Casting Factory with 21-38 employees shipping 400-600 pieces of Art jewelry per day. Moved jewelry factory to the US Virgin Islands and lived and worked there for five years. Didn't make much money Ooops but had some good memories and fun. I worked with over 200 jewelry designers manufacturing their jewelry.

Natural progression led to doing my own Jewelry Designs of Nautical, Tropical Artsy Silver while living in the Tropical US Virgin Islands. I am mostly self taught but then again I am a Tool-A-Hoolic and watched and learned from my employees who gladely showed me anything I wanted to know. Due to the fact that I was part owner of a Jewelry Casting factory I did invite and fly in 1 or 2 Jewelry experts a year to visit my Shop and Train me and the Shop Employees who became more family then employees. One Trainer / master metalsmith who visited for a week shipped over a bunch of Lapidary stone grinding and polishing tools and spent more time teaching me to Cut, grind, shape and polish stones then anything else. Glad he did since I am hooked baby : )

I am a full time STRUGGLING :) Jewelry designer, artist, silversmith, metalsmith, Jewelry Caster, teacher and student. I take pride working with Silver, Wax and Stones. I also make my own Silver Sheet on the Rolling Mill and pull my own wire. i guess I try and make anything and everything I can in my Studio.

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