Instant Connection — Handmade Chain Links Customer and Me

“It’s organic! Asymetrical. The patina is the best part!” A prong-set moonstone on sterling silver backplate caught the attention of Cathy Z, a first time patron, at Albuquerque Old Town’s Amapola Gallery during a recent weekend.  Shadow and light played across the asymmetrical chain links, and the faceted moonstone itself. A deep matte black finish …

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Sandia Heights Artists Studio Tour – Mary Ellen’s View

Guest Article by Claudia Mitchell, Sandia Heights Artist* What would you do with some pieces of zosite, some random beads and scrap silver or copper? Just give them to Mary Ellen Merrigan and she will make a unique piece of jewelry, embellish a found natural object or incorporate them into a wall hanging.  Her creativity knows …

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Creative Exploration

I use what if to list the possibilities and force me to think differently. The result is a rush of recognition. Creativity expands and my sense of joy expounds. What if I played with pearls? What if I created a series? What if I added elements of sterling silver? What if my handmade chain was a part …

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