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I was a Dragon in a former life…

I was a Dragon in a former life…

-Travis Kerschner I like shiny things, but that’s not a problem because I’m a jeweler and, as such, I make shiny things. Sometimes they include precious or semi-precious gems. That means I’m constantly searching for them; each a one-of-a-kind combination of color,...

The life of a custom order

The life of a custom order

Travis Kerschner My wife and business partner Trina, calls me the “King of Custom Orders”. Many of my creations are rings and I absolutely refuse to buy into the idea that a jeweler only needs to have rings in 3 or 4 sizes. Often my rings are displayed in sizes 4-13....

Ruttle Design Group Rockstars

Ruttle Design Group Rockstars

How lucky are we that the rockstars at Ruttle Design Group created a new logo for The Grayist? Amy Kletz, Melissa Dillon and Trina Olsen made the process of defining the brand's essence so easy! They gave us four options to chose from and provided accent color options...

Artist Profile: Liz Hoskinson

Artist Profile: Liz Hoskinson

Non-Profit: Surfers Against Sewage Instagram: @coastalsilversmith How did you get started in jewelry making? As a ceramicist, I was always looking at shapes and forms in 3 dimensions.  A friend invited me along to a silver casting class and I started casting on my...

JA NY

JA NY

The Summer JA NY event was this weekend. The show seems to be getting smaller each time. It's worth going even if you're just beginning your jewelry journey. On Instagram, many of my followers are gem sellers. Their photos and videos are carefully lit and the stones...

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