All posts by Gary Dawson

Coupla neat new projects…

This first project illustrates the evolution of a custom, hand-carved pendant or charm. In this case, a client that likes the work he sees on my website approached me with the idea of re-creating the bracelet that Angelina Jolie fondled while dining with Johnny Depp in the movie “The Tourist”. Apparently the client’s wife had fallen in love with either the movie or the symbolism of the charm, which featured the Greek God, Janus; .

Sorry to Spoil You…

Meat loaf may not have much to do with handmade custom jewelry but (despite what you may be thinking) it can have everything to do with excellence…and there’s the connection. I have this friend; call her a close friend. Actually, the same friend of the previously mentioned food fight. She grew up vegetarian but at some point in her life decided that she was going to eat meat. One could almost say that now .

The Best Projects Have Stories!

Here’s a fun story and a neat, currently in-progress project. The story, which you will see turns out well, starts with a divorce. Not acrimonious, the parties involved have agreed to co-parent in the best interests of their child, now 8 years old. The mother often brings her child to Oregon to visit her parents and was visiting in Southern Oregon during this recent 4th of July holiday. Having previously made contact with me .

Always Somethin’!

Sunday, I wake up late…9:30 is very late for me. I have a headache despite having not abused myself with the consumption of alcohol the night before. Too much sleep? I activate my phone to find a text from the night before. I should have left my phone on; having received that text when it was sent would have made my day. And by the time my kids get up just a little later, .

4 Days…Well, less than one, really.

This is fun! The site went active late on Saturday the 4th of this month, 4 days ago. Only a few people knew about it until yesterday, mid afternoon when we announced it on my personal facebook profile. Already we have (as of mid day today, not quite 24 hours) logged 134 unique visitors in 4 countries with almost 600 page views. A couple of people have reported that the gallery has been blank .

Red, green or Christmas?

Red, green or Christmas? When I first heard that question at a breakfast joint in Taos, I was momentarily perplexed. By the time I left New Mexico a few days later, just after the Santa Fe Symposium, I had come to expect it. SFS always brings a plethora of new and unique experiences. It’s all about the science of making jewelry but for me it is a lot more than that. It is the .