A Hidden Gem

Five feet of new snow in 7 days at Wolf Creek and blue skies you say? Let’s get it on. Almost nothing gets me giddy except fresh cold smoke pow on a blue bird day. It’s deep too: This was one of those all time days on the mountain. And, to cap off the day …

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Pull out the Splits

If you have to wait for an avalanche to clear on Lizard Head Pass, might as well make the best use of your time – get the skins out and split it up the mountain. Worth it. Even though we didn’t get first chair at Telluride, there as still plenty left of that 14 inches …

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Chasing Lines

Off to Salt Lake City for my yearly powder fix. Stay classy San Diego. Brighton, I’ve missed you. Eight inches overnight you say? I’m down. I’ve snowboarded a fair number of places and seen the best and worst of many of those place. The best of Brighton and UT generally is pretty good. If you’re …

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Lost Wax Casting

Wax width and ring size are both set before forming the desired shape . I was taught to always work from the inside out. A couple of hours later and the wax is shaped to final form and the sprew is set up. Not making a wax injection mold because I’m setting a free form …

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Aqua Cushion

Every stone that I cut has a history: where I found it, who I got it from, where they got it, what it looked like before cutting and after, etc. found some very reasonably priced aquamarine from a man in Tucson. Had to pick through several kilos with a loop and a pen light to …

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Makin something outta nothin like MacGyver

Every one of my pieces starts with a stone. The metal and style for a non-commissioned piece serves only to protect and compliment the heart and soul of the piece – the stone.  These little Lightning Ridge black opals want to be bezel set. Pure silver plus alloy equals .925 sterling sliver. Time to do …

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