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The Beautiful Resistance

The dandelion is strong; its roots go deep. The dandelion spreads vigorously, even in poor soil. The dandelion is hard to kill. The dandelion is impossible to eradicate. The dandelion cannot be subjugated. #RESIST To pre-order our limited edition Dandelion Resistance Necklace CLICK HERE. The story behind the Dandelion Resistance in Holly’s words. The Election, the Resistance and the Historical Expression of Political Art How do you square politics and art?Read more …

Sustaining the Arts

“The artist’s vocation is to send light into the human heart.” ~ George Sand And boy, do we need an infusion of light in a pretty dark world right about now. It’s kind of amazing to realize this, but Josh and I are actually making jewelry full time at present. Despite the increasingly unpredictable horizon, but we’re hoping we can keep it up for the foreseeable future. As an artist, you’reRead more …

The Smith Comes Full Circle

Here’s something new and exciting: Josh is now teaching Beginning Jewelry & Metalsmithing at his old stomping grounds, the College of Marin Community Ed Jewelry Department!   Most folks these days don’t know this bit of trivia, but Josh got started in the arts by learning to blacksmith as a kid, and when he saw a demonstration of “whitesmithing” or silver work, he fell in love. He began taking jewelryRead more …

Autumn Harvest

Handmade shoppers! Autumn is here, and we’re really excited to make our beautiful jewelry debut at the famous Harvest Festivals! Our season begins with the Pleasanton Harvest Festival this weekend, Friday-Sunday, September 16-18. We will be located in Building A at booth #401. We have a limited number of VIP passes good for one adult admission ($9 value) and would love to give them to you! Please fill out the form below with your contact informationRead more …

Citrine and Sunshine

One of the funniest things about being an artist is that you just can’t predict which of your pieces or styles is going to be popular. So often I’ve struggled with a piece intensely and been on the verge of trashing it, only to find it is the very first thing that sells at the next show. Which brings me to the humble Citrine. A sunny and cheerful but otherwise unassuming formRead more …

Summer Show Schedule

Greetings, friends and jewelry lovers! Seems like it’s been ages since we’ve blogged, but we promise it’s going to happen a little more often now. Not only have we refreshed our style and brand this summer, but we committed to exhibiting at 18 art festivals around the Bay Area and southern California. We hope to see you in person at any or all of these fun events over the comingRead more …