a post (nmacf)show recap…

my booth at the 2012 nmacf in abq

my booth at the 2012 nmacf

here is my set up at the new mexico arts and crafts fair in albuquerque this past weekend, where i spent 3 agonizing days waiting for action….but not much was stirring.

am glad to have done it though and to have contributed with my lost income to support this event in beautiful enchanted land. i hope it won’t go up in the air in vain….

met some new nice people and hung out with older friends and wanted to thank them all and extend to them my appreciation for their kindness to me and my work.

here they are:

erika …..enjoyed the ride and time share, your openness, getting to know you better and looking forward to do some trading, my ipad needs a cover…. ūüėČ

dominique for her beautiful smile, her beautiful paintings and her support, best of luck this summer on the plazas and parking lots of the city differente!

rick and beth, thanks for finally meeting you both, our ‘southern region’ reps for the¬†new mexico metalsmiths guild, and congratulation for your award!

maria, my neighbor to the left who entertained me for a happy mood throughout the slow hours, thank you for your contagious¬†laughter and say hey to the chickens for me ūüôā

margot, was happy to get back in touch after all these years, looking forward  to some great professional photography of yours soon!

dennis for marveling at my last-minute timing abilities……been practicing for quite some time you know..¬†O:-)

janet for stopping by my booth for a chat and getting inspiration for picking up her own work again…just do it!

sharon  for giving me a 1 minute tour of her work process and for her beautiful glass lamps glowing in her booth.

cornelia, another fellow jeweler and member of the new mexico metalsmiths guild, es war gut mit dir zu reden, keep in touch!

lea, one of my customers at the fair….. thank you so much and enjoy your earrings!

bryan, good meeting you, good luck at the cathedral park in a few weeks, look forward to “talk shop’….

and last, but not least, andy for providing us with much fun and ad hoc caricature time….yes,my name could use some rearranging and missing a vowel somewhere, but no worries, he GOT ME!

thank you!

caricature 2

you got me!

new earrings, revisited.

new work

have been re-visiting some old styles for my twisted and wires line the last few weeks.

had first started these decades ago,¬†sometime during a hot italian summer, getting ready for market….

here, now things are turning…


hoop earrings

the HOOP…well it’s just another one of those ancient designs for an earring. old and constantly new. i used to make then in different sizes, different metals for different colors….i have now replaced brass with a vermeil finish and settled for a 1.75″ standard diameter.


loop earrings

my original LOOP was out of sterling silver wire and way longer than these here.

the revised LOOP edition is now approximately ¬†2.75″ long.


stick earrings

and, the STICKS.

they used to be a stuck-to-the-ear kind of earring….now they are in the dangling mode.

simple. straightforward. 2″ long and just the right weight…