about the studio
Yes, the studio name honors our Brown Dog, although she was more red than brown!
Brown Dog Studio began 17 years ago, on my kitchen counter, put away each day before picking up kids from school. From the beginning, I've made each glass charm by hand,...cutting glass, creating fun images, wrapping and soldering. I also created tiny silver charms...pieces like I wanted to wear...fun and unique. Although Brown Dog Studio has evolved, I still make each piece by hand in the studio. I continue to offer custom glass charms; photos, sports and schools, as well as charms representing hobbies and interests.
As the studio and my interests grew, I found myself with a much larger inventory and better tools! I've expanded my jewelry palette into more time with Torch and Metalsmithing tools...I work with sterling silver, copper and bronze in "raw" forms of wire and sheet (AND recycling my bench scrap)...I don't purchase elements to piece together into jewelry...You're getting artist-crafted workmanship :)
There are many pieces ready for purchase and custom orders are available. Counting the 6 yearly studio Open Houses, I generally participate in nearly 15 shows each year (+ trunk shows!)...art shows, craft fairs, antique markets.
Numerous hours in the studio continue to feel less like work and more like a gift. I'm HONORED to share your sweetest memories...the joy of newborn babies for mommy/grandma necklaces, celebrations of family and friendship, unique pieces representing growing children, as well as memory pieces for those you've loved and miss.
Thank you to all who have trusted me to make fun/unique/meaningful jewelry for you or to be shared with those you love. YOU are why I continue to open my studio, cart my pretties to shows and constantly create!