It was a Christmas gift for my wife Floride in 1995 that started the jewelry collection. Now you can see it in 50 or so of the finest jewelry retailers in the U.S. and Canada.
Like my sculpture, each jewelry design is of or about a bird, and each starts with a piece of wood and a sharp blade. Some designs strive for a particular artistic element, while others emerge while a sculpture is in progress.
I ordered a Ivory billed woodpecker pin in silver for my mother for the upcoming mother’s day, she is a long time bird watcher and we are fortunate enough to live where we get to see pilated woodpeckers and she tells me stories from her dad seeing Ivory billed woodpeckers in the 1940’s while hunting in the Red River valley in southwest Arkansas. I have examined the pin I ordered and it is beautiful my mother will be so excited when she gets it.