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[New Orchid Gallery] Todd R. Hawkinson


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Todd R. Hawkinson

I began jewelry making in 1971 in my parents basement. Currently I
am fascinated by turn of the 19th Century jewelry technique.
Craftsmen at this time were inspired to created jewelry of enduring
beauty. I have made a life commitment to continuing the tradition of
producing fine handmade jewelry. From 1880 to 1910 Victorian, Art
Nouveau, Arts & Crafts and Edwardian styles were the vogue in the
jewelry world. A jeweler at that time could have been working on any
these styles. Identifying and preserving these classic jewelry
designs is my specialty. The pieces I make today could easily be
compared to pieces made 120 years ago.

All my jewelry is handcrafted in Sterling Silver, 14 Karat Gold, and
jewelers alloy. All stones are genuine whenever possible.

I instruct jewelry making and repair at the Southeast Technical
College in Red Wing Minnesota USA. I have been teaching apprentice
styled jewelry making classes since 1985.