Thursday, July 11, 2024


 

Here is a one-of-a-kind piece, for an anniversary gift:  a Butterfly pendant with a one carat black diamond

 

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024


 

 

There is nothing like the joy of engraving a wide bracelet. 

Dogfish silver bracelet with oxidization

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Saturday, July 6, 2024


 

The Oka Crisis of 1990 was a turning point in First Nations & Canadian history. The town of Oka, Quebec tried to replace a Mohawk burial ground with a gold course, which led to a 78 - day armed stand-off, between Mohawk Warriors & the Canadian military.

 The names in red are the warriors who manned the barricades & the names in gray are the warriors who were sent to prison. The photograph is of Canadian soldiers patrolling the concertina wire, at the perimeter of the Mohawk stand-off.

 Currently, it is being exhibited in an exhibition, “Future Memoria”, at the Surrey Art Gallery.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2024

According to the traditional legends, animals could take human form in ancient times.

-      Thunderbird transforming to Human pendant, silver & gold

 

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Sunday, June 30, 2024


 

I am having trouble deciding if I want to add more paint to this mask, or let the wood grain show.

Raven Falling Down from the Sky-world mask

 

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Thursday, June 27, 2024


 

I like the way purple & gold look together, in this Wolf amethyst & gold engagement ring

 

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Monday, June 17, 2024


 

Hummingbird & wolf pendant, silver & rubies 

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Monday, June 3, 2024


 In a perfect world I would spend all day engraving wide bracelets. 

Bear bracelet in sterling silver, ready to shape and polish


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Monday, May 13, 2024


 

An Octopus bracelet in progress. The hand engraving is complete, next is the shaping, polishing & oxidization. Then it transforms into a 30 year anniversary present.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

 


I especially enjoy making things for repeat customers, because I know that they really appreciate the work that goes into creating my pieces.

Orca pendant, silver with oxidization

 

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Saturday, April 20, 2024


 

The Thunderbird is my family’s main crest, and my favorite design to engrave. My first carving, almost 40 years ago, was a Thunderbird mask.

Thunderbird ring, gold with a 1 carat black diamond.

  

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024


 

Just finished this for a special customer, a Bear wedding ring with a ruby setting

 

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Friday, April 5, 2024


 

An engagement ring ready is a symbol of hope for the future. Wolf ring, gold & amethyst

 

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024


 

Orcas are one of the most intelligent sea creatures, they have strong family groups (pods) and are known to mate for life.

Orca 1-1/2" wide silver bracelet

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Sunday, March 17, 2024


 

Recently I started doing repousse again, combining it with hand engraving. I set it aside for a while, because I just had too many things on the go.

-      Hummingbird pendant in progress.

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Saturday, March 9, 2024


 

Wide bands are my personal favorite, like this Eagle ring in two-tone gold with a ½ carat diamond in a bezel setting.

 

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Thursday, February 29, 2024



Canadian Indigenous Gold ring by David Neel, Kwakiutl 


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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

 

Long ago, the people were starving so K·!ā’lamin went hunting mountain goats to feed the village. He met Merciful Bear & was taken to the underground village of the mountain goats. He was given a supernatural gift & became a great hunter. But there was one taboo, which he broke, & he was transformed into a mountain goat.

Mountain Goat Hunter mask

 

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024


 

I like the way a mask looks when the carving is finished, just before it is painted. Sometimes I think just painting the eyes would be sufficient.

Mountain Goat Hunter mask, red cedar

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

 


 

 

The Hummingbird symbolizes healing and fortitude, and one of the more graceful Northwest Native designs.

Hummingbird necklace, gold, diamonds & abalone shell

 

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Monday, January 22, 2024


 

A Canadian museum contacted me about my work in their collection. Then I realized that they had the wrong title on my piece . For 30 years!
One Earth Four Races, limited edition print, 1991

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Monday, January 15, 2024


A lucky lady will be pleasantly surprised.

Hummingbird engagement ring with a princess cut diamond.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024


 

In ancient times, Made to be Hunter was caught in a storm while hunting seals, & he washed up in the Land of the Ghosts. The Bukwis, the Chief of the Ghosts, offered him delicious roast salmon, which was actually rotten wood, to trap him in the Land of the Ghosts forever. Despite his hunger, he resisted the Bukwis & was eventually rescued by his brothers.

Sea Hunter / Bukwis transformation mask

 

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