I celebrated my 50th anniversary of pewtersmithing in June, 2014.
Each piece of my jewelry is really handmade. By “really handmade,” I mean that I design and make all the parts, cutting the pewter into pieces and then soldering them together, often using brass and copper to add color. When the item is done, I polish and lacquer it to prevent tarnishing.
Over the years I’ve exhibited my work at major craft shows ranging from the Mountain Heritage Festival in Harpers Ferry, WV to the Lincoln Center Crafts Show in New York. And I’ve been honored with many awards including the American Pewter Guild Award for Outstanding Design and Craftsmanship. But the highest honor I’ve received is the number of customers who return to buy my work.