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Hello! My name is Barney. I am Joyful Crow Fine Metalworks. I'm a self taught independent goldsmith that creates one of a kind fine art pieces in precious metal and stone.
My goal is to provide adornment that represents the passion that is life. Much of my inspiration comes from these wild feminine lands here in the Pacific Northwest.
Personal adornment has been part of peoples culture forever, it helps us to feel pretty and unique, even bold, identifiable, and confident. In today's stamped out, mass produced world, it's especially true that one of a kind hand made jewelry is vital to our identity. To this end I am committed.I hand fabricate all the settings you see, casting only a few items and very rarely do I utilize any sort of commercial finding. There is a spirit in the precious stones of our Mother Earth, I feel, and that spirit unique to each stone, needs to be understood and…

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  • Born on December 29
  • Joined November 12, 2007

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GelSugilite, Charoite, RutilatedQuartz, Pietersite, FireAgate, GemSilica, FineChalcedonies, FineJaspers, MokumeGane, 18karatYellowGold, Platinum, Palladium, SterlingSilver

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About

Hello! My name is Barney. I am Joyful Crow Fine Metalworks. I'm a self taught independent goldsmith that creates one of a kind fine art pieces in precious metal and stone.
My goal is to provide adornment that represents the passion that is life. Much of my inspiration comes from these wild feminine lands here in the Pacific Northwest.
Personal adornment has been part of peoples culture forever, it helps us to feel pretty and unique, even bold, identifiable, and confident. In today's stamped out, mass produced world, it's especially true that one of a kind hand made jewelry is vital to our identity. To this end I am committed.I hand fabricate all the settings you see, casting only a few items and very rarely do I utilize any sort of commercial finding. There is a spirit in the precious stones of our Mother Earth, I feel, and that spirit unique to each stone, needs to be understood and brought out. Each piece of rock deserves and demands a unique setting to fully realize the stones own expression. I strive for that understanding to facilitate that expression. I specialize in unusual mineral gems, such as top examples of Gel Sugilite, Rutilated Quartz, Maw Sit Sit Jade, Charoite, Oregon Opal, Gem Silica, M'torolite, and Fine Picture Jaspers, among others. Nothing is rushed through, no corners are cut, it takes time and a great deal of effort to create these pieces. Precious metals and fine examples of geology are often costly. Take the time to browse through the gallery at your leisure, grab a cup of tea and relax, open the photos up and look deep into each one and see if they strike chords with who you are, your unique being. Fine things are worth the journey. Its an awfully magical planet we live on to give us all these beautiful stones to work with and admire. I am honored to be able to bring that beauty into my art. Indulge!! This is life!!
Barney

And check out my other shops here on etsy, Lapidarious.etsy.com
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