I design and make 18 kt and 22kt gold jewelry on a part time
basis. I am a graphic designer by day, jeweler by night and
I must say, that is very exceptional work. And the web site is very
nice to look at and navigates well, loads fairly quickly. I can see
the influence, I believe, of some extensive training, where the
jewelry is concerned. I would also like to acknowledge that I see
considerable native talent here, but I'm convinced the reason that
it is so evident in the work is that you've taken the time and
pursued the discipline to give it a voice. I was once a blacksmith,
and one of my favorite smiths had a graphics background. Jerry
Hoffman, I believe his name was. But in your work, I also see a very
proficient level of craftsmanship in the work. Unless you are
subcontracting the work out to an accomplished craftsperson, you must
have had some considerable training in that area too. No offense,
but somehow I feel I'm not getting the whole story here, either
you've got a lot more jewelry training than you let on or you've got
a ringer working for you. Which is it? And I'm not sure you've got
much to gain with CAD, unless you just want a very different product.
You must realize, CAD will be as different from hand formed jewelry
than Rapidograph and gouache are from something made in Corel Draw.
In any case, nice job on both jewelry and web site.
David L. Huffman