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A WALK IN THE FOG

| November 1st, 2015 | I'm back! There have been more than a couple of stories told between now and the ... Read more

SPRINGTIME IN THE DESERT

| March 1st, 2015 | Heat brought an early spring to the deserts rain fed flowers. These images begin in the ... Read more

WHITE SANDS NATIONAL MONUMENT

 | February 2015 | Refueled and rooted anew by the love and reality of family in Colorado, I am off to ... Read more

PIPESTONE

| January 25, 2015 | Pipestone, also called Catlinite, is foremost a sacred stone to the Native Americans. Originally, the color ... Read more

THE RELUCTANT TRAVELER

| January 11, 2015 | I'm not really that intrepid. In my natural state I am much more inclined to park ... Read more

CHRYSOCOLLA

| December 21, 2014 | Chrysocolla is a tranquil and sustaining stone and an ally in meditation and communication. It boosts ... Read more

RETURNING TO MY ROOTS

| December 14, 2014 | In mid November I left the salt air elixir of the Northern Oregon coast. Although a ... Read more

AMETHYST

| December 2, 2014 |Amethyst is an extremely powerful ally. It is a protective stone that guards against psychic attack. ... Read more

FALL AT THE OCEAN

| Late November, 2014 | I spent this fall on the Oregon Coast, an adventure that is rapidly receding in the ... Read more

BUTTONS FROM THE BEACH!

| November 25th, 2014 | Here they finally are folks! After more than a decade of waiting, I give you Stone Buttons. Frequent ... Read more

BRACELETS

| August 17th, 2014 | Bracelets are available by custom order (http://manitoubeads.com/shop/). Here are a few different styles that I make... Read more

Nostalgia

| October 12, 2014 | As the warmth gives way to fall, I'm reflecting on the Poppies I so enjoyed that ... Read more

A NEW NECKLACE

| September 28, 2014 | I'm kinda liking the color scheme of this one: purple, orange and green. The pendant is ... Read more

MAKING BEADS

| September 21, 2014 | This is how I do it: First I start with raw rock, very little of ... Read more

Farewell to Leecher Creek

| September 14, 2014 | Most of you folks in my facebook/ blog circle know that my former home washed away ... Read more

OCEAN INSPIRED

| September 7, 2014 | I made a move to spend more time at the ocean recently. It's quite the contrast ... Read more

IDOCRASE

| August 31, 2014 | This is one of my go-to stones lately. I find myself  frequently selecting it over other ... Read more

AND NOW A FLASH FLOOD

| August 23, 2014 | I'm not ashamed to admit it, I cried buckets when I bade a clinging farewell to ... Read more

WILDFIRE

| August 17, 2014 | The most insatiable wildfire in Washington state history began consuming my homeland over a month ago: ... Read more

JOSHUA TREE STONE

| August 10, 2014 | It's rather infrequently that I make beads from stones picked up on my walk abouts. ... Read more

NEPAL I

| August 3, 2014| I went to Nepal a few years back. In my work with stone jewelry I  am still ... Read more

NEW EARRINGS

| July 27, 2014 | Funky fresh new earrings...  Check 'em out: http://manitoubeads.com/product-category/earrings/       Read more

GALLERY ENSEMBLE

| July 15, 2014 | This set is headed to the Confluence Gallery in the Methow Valley for their fall show: ... Read more

BEADS AND EGGS

| June 29, 2014 | In making stone jewelry I choose a matte finish with my beads and pendants and forgo ... Read more

ROSE PETAL HONEY

| JUNE 21, 2014 | I love Amber. It has weight, being a stone that is deeply connected to the Ancestors, ... Read more

MOOKAITE JASPER

| June 8, 2014 | Mookaite Jasper is said to provide a useful balance between inner and outer experience, imparting both ... Read more

RAIN WASHED MORNING

| June 17, 2014 | A Beautiful fresh clear late spring morning for a hike/bead photo shoot. Enjoy the picies! Read more

SECRETS

| May 21, 2014 | Took a trip to one of my favorite places in the whole world today. The Mediterranean ... Read more

AW SHUCKS BABY!

| May 14, 2014 | In over ten years of making original stone jewelry the greatest and most honest compliment I ... Read more

MASON JARS

| MAY 7, 2014 | A large part of why I love what I do as a jeweler is working ... Read more