“Sanctuary Talisman”

Sanctuary Talisman
Sanctuary Talisman

The “Sanctuary Talisman” expresses my reverence for:

the natural world

the water that supports all life

the beautiful ocean

"Sanctuary Talisman" back

Inspired by the Monterey Bay Sanctuary that I see every day, I created this pendant for the upcoming Monterey Peninsula College art faculty exhibit.

"Sanctuary Talisman" detail
Glass cabochon - closeup

3/4″ diameter glass cabochon created with a torch, carved moonstone, aquamarine, sterling silver, fine silver chain


Sanctuary ring for peaceful meditation

This is the ring I created for the Monterey Metal Arts Guild    http://www.mbmag.org/   exhibit currently showing at the Pacific Grove Art Center in Pacific Grove, Ca. The title/theme of the show is “Sanctuary” and this seemed a good title for the ring as well.

The unusual piece of abalone shell was selected because it reminds me of the look of the dawn light on the ocean surface on a peaceful morning. Living within sight of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary is a blessing and a daily reminder of how lucky I am to be near such beauty. In fact,  from my bedroom window I can watch the dawn arrive and see how the color reflected on the bay changes from moment to moment. Morning is my favorite time of day!

The silver bezel and ring band were roller printed using a texture plate I created by photo etching an image of seaweed I took at Asilomar Beach.

Indigo Sea

Indigo Sea necklace

Pictured is a lampwork bead I made last year. It is one in a series I call “Indigo Sea”. The bead was made on a 1/4″ mandrel and the hole is lined with sterling silver to give it a finished (and smooth) setting for the tiny seed beads to slip through. My friend Karin Salomon, seed bead artist extraordinaire, selected the beads and created the necklace that I am very happy with. A successful collaboration.