December Studio Tour

We just finished taking part in the Bainbridge Island Studio Tour this past weekend, December 3-5, 2021.  Our location was in an amazing yurt in the Sacred Groves forest sanctuary.  It was beautiful, filled with positive energy and creativity.  The neighboring community was kind and generous.  We had a fantastic turnout and ultimately a fantastic show.  We’re hoping to arrange our schedule in order to do another show in Hansville, WA on December 18, 2021.  We will keep you posted.  Wishing you all a joyful holiday season.  Stay safe and take care.

Regrouping 2021

As you can see – our last post was January 2020 and we had high hopes for creating jewelry and sharing those creations with others.  However, 2020 didn’t evolve as expected.  As we all know, Covid came into everyone’s lives and altered our Universes.  We’re now vaccinated, “boostered” and are trying to get a bit of normal back.  Richard did the Poulsbo Art Show in August 2021 – we’ve done that show many times and this time was the best one ever.  I think everyone was happy to be out and about and the mood was positive.  We’re doing another show the first weekend in December, the Bainbridge Island Studio Tour.  Those dates are December 3-5, 2021.  We’re hoping for a good turnout.  Richard took part in a very cool lapidary class at the B.A.R.N. on Bainbridge Island this summer.  He has some silver classes coming up.  We’re wishing the best to you and yours.  Take care.

The Upcoming Year – 2020

As it was in 2018, 2019 was also a much quieter year for us regarding taking part in art shows.  We did only two or three shows.  Richard’s plans to begin his silversmithing designs did not take place as he was still involved in part time job scenarios and other issues.  But, we’re hopeful that in 2020 he can begin designing his jewelry using silver along with the semi-precious stones and carved bone.  We believe the new designs will be very nice.  We’re looking forward to positive times this year and hope to take part in a few shows.  Meanwhile we’re also considering putting his jewelry online at the Amazon Crafters location.  Take care and here’s to a good 2020!!

Plans for 2019

Hello Everyone.  2018 has been a slower year for us regarding shows.  Richard is working a part-time job and thus decided to take part in just four shows this year, which by the way, have already occurred.  In 2019 Richard will still be designing his beautiful jewelry but will be incorporating silversmithing into those designs.  We believe the end results will be very nice.  Looking forward to next year, and also seeing you at more shows.

Upcoming Shows for 2017

Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, Port Angeles, WA – May 26-29, 2017

Artfest Spokane, Coeur D’Alene Park in Brown’s Addition, Spokane, WA – June 2-4, 2017

Sisters Art in the Park, Sisters, OR – June 10 & 11, 2017

Detroit Lake Street Festival, Detroit Lake, OR – July 15 & 16, 2017

Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour, Bainbridge Island, WA – August 11-13, 2017

Poulsbo Art Festival, Poulsbo, WA – August 18-20, 2017

Blackberry Arts Festival, Coos Bay, OR – August 26 & 27, 2017

Sisters Fall Street Festival, Sisters, OR – September 2 & 3, 2017

Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour, Bainbridge Island, WA – December 1-3, 2017

Gearing Up for 2017

Hi everyone.  We’re starting our preparations for the 2017 art shows.  We’re filling out applications, submitting photos to be juried and creating our charts to keep our thoughts straight.  But, we’re excited about the upcoming season and look forward to taking part in some good shows.  We will post our schedule of shows as they come in.  Hope to see you.  Thank you for supporting us.

Upcoming Shows for 2016

Art on the Main, Walnut Creek, CA – May 14 & 15, 2016

Artfest Spokane, Coeur D’Alene Park in Browne’s Addition, Spokane, WA – June 3-5, 2016

Sisters Art in the Park, Sisters, OR – June 11 &12, 2016

International Arts & Music Fest at Peace Arch Park, Blaine, WA – June 24-26, 2016

Salem Art Fair and Festival, Bush’s Pasture Park, Salem, OR – July 15-17, 2016

Sisters Arts & Crafts Festival, Sisters, OR – July 23 & 24, 2016

Taste of Coeur d’Alene, City Park, Coeur d’Alene, ID – August 5-7, 2016

Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour, Bainbridge Island, WA – August 12-14, 2016

Poulsbo Art Festival, Poulsbo, WA – August 19-21, 2016

Olympia Harbor Days Arts & Crafts Fair, Percival Landing, Olympia, WA – September 2-4, 2016

Sisters Harvest Faire, Main Avenue, Downtown Sisters, OR – October 8 & 9, 2016

Custer’s Arts & Crafts Show, Town Toyota Center, Wenatchee, WA – October 14-16, 2016

Old Fashion Christmas, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR – November 19 & 20, 2016

Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour, Bainbridge Island, WA – December 2-4, 2016



Salem Art Fair and Festival

We participated in the 3-day Salem Art Show on July 15-17, 2016.  It was a great show for us.  Richard’s jewelry was well received, complimented and we had lots of customers.  Such a fun time for us and a really good feeling.  It’s very rewarding to have a positive reception – it makes all the hard work worth it.  We’re looking forward to the rest of the shows this year.  Come see us!

Richard’s Cholla Cactus Bolos

Richard makes very unusual bolo tie necklaces using the dried cholla cactus plant.  When the plant is alive it is something to avoid because the thorns are like fishing hooks, and if they get under your skin – watch out – they hurt.  But, once dried they become a very interesting item.  Richard turns them into art objects by cutting a particular piece of cholla he finds intriguing then he grinds, molds, inlays with certain semi-precious stones thus creating a very beautiful and unique piece of art/jewelry.  It’s always fascinating to see what Richard creates.


2016 Beginnings

Hi everyone.  We’re still busy applying to shows – we will post all dates and information once we know what shows we’re participating in.  The Artfest Spokane show  on June 3-5, 2016 of this year is a confirmed event.  Richard was first place in the beaded jewelry category last year.  It was very exciting to win that award.  Anyway, we hope everyone is doing well and having a good beginning to this year.  We look forward to seeing you at our booth in the upcoming months.