silver soldering Archives - Artist Jeff Fulkerson

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Rings

If you are satisfied with a plain band in your life, you will never step out. If you want to step out, but don’t know how, I’ve got good news; there’s lots of help available.

Saddle Up!

I find that the forces at work in and on my life have made me stronger. Stronger mentally, stronger spiritually, and they used to make me stronger physically. (Now they just make me want coffee…)

Who’s Your Tribe?

Humanity has long used symbols to convey meanings, thoughts, concepts and membership. When you see certain symbols, you know what group someone belongs to. A contemporary example is street gangs with colors and gang signs. It shows belonging. I once had a kid tell me he joined a gang because it was safer than his home… We’ll do anything to belong.

Make Mine Turquoise

I love turquoise. I want more turquoise. I love cutting and polishing it and making jewelry out of it. I’ve been fortunate to have had a couple of friends give me some turquoise over the course of the years, and that makes it very special.

Ahh, Spring!

In reality, every day is a new beginning; every day is a fresh start. When you start to live your life with those thoughts in mind, you will have a more productive day, week, year, life.

Talking Stones

Most people, like most rocks, fall somewhere in between treasure and paper weight. All of which keeps me coming back for more, whether it’s rocks or people.

Why I Make Jewelry

Periodically, I get asked why I make jewelry. That’s not a simple question. The answer is many-faceted. (Get it, ‘faceted’? Well, I thought it was funny.) Let me try to explain.

Impressions

This ring is special to me for a lot of reasons. I was prevailed to be one of the first ‘complex’ metal projects for Step by Step Wire Magazine. They’re now defunct – I hope it wasn’t me…

Stuff vs. Meaning

I wear a lot of jewelry, a lot of the time. I’ve made every piece I wear (except my wedding ring) and each piece has its own meaning to me. I always wear the second ring I ever made. Why? Because I made it for me, because I wanted a silver and turquoise ring and after making the first one, I discovered I could make one that I would wear. It symbolizes to me that I can do this, I can make something that measures up.

Artist Jeff Fulkerson

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