Unearthen Episode #66

 
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I made a custom ring in 18k gold by hand carving it in wax. The image is a man holding a key and a sword, from another time and land. I love the feeling I get looking at it, and happy for the person who gets to wear this icon all the time. You can see all the custom pieces here.

1. Jenõ Jandó play Ludwig van Beethoven - Moonlight

2. Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon

3. Cory Hanson - Flu Moon

4. Thin Lizzy - Dancing In The Moonlight

5. Canned Heat - Poor Moon

6. Whitney - Red Moon

7. Mac Demarco - Skyless Moon

8. Cat Stevens - Moonshadow

9. Jessica Pratt - Moon Dude

10. Steve Gunn - New Moon

10. The Rolling Stones - Moonlight Mile

Unearthen Episode #65

 
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I made a really beautiful custom garnet and 14k gold pendant for a friend of mine. By taking an old garnet from a ring of hers, having it re-cut, and hand making a bezel, I completely transformed the piece. She’s told me how this new version of a jewelry piece has changed her life and heart, and I can honestly see the change in her. So happy to have been instrument in making such a powerful jewelry piece!

1. Wand - Jennifer’s Gone

2. Kevin Ayers, Lady June & Ollie Halsall - Lay Lady Lay

3. The Everly Brothers - Lord Of The Manor

4. Aldous Harding - Treasure

5. Bill Fox - Appalachian Death Sigh

6. Tall Dwarfs - Nothing’s Going to Happen

7. J.J. Cale - If We Try

8. Stevie Wonder - Venus’ Flytrap And The Bug

9. Molly Sarle - Human

10. Sam Burton - I Am No Moon

Unearthen Episode #64

 
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I’m inspired by pearls yet again, and the jewelry piece this week is a double take on a style from a few months ago, double pearl earrings. You can see the double pearl earrings here.

1. Fleetwood Mac - Sentimental Lady

2. Alex Chilton - Happy Song

3. Haircut 100 - Fantastic Day

4. Christopher Cross - All Right

5. Fruit Bats - Flamingo

6. The Monkees - Me & Magdalena

7. Joni Mitchell - Coyote

8. Aldous Harding - The Barrel

9. Bill Callahan - Eid Ma Clack Shaw

10. Television - Carried Away

Unearthen Episode #63

 
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This weeks episode has 9 different covers of the same song - Suzanne by Leonard Cohen. While the original Leonard Cohen version is incomparable, here’s some really beautiful interpretations. I also made the first Unearthen pearl necklace this week, you can view it here.

1. Leonard Cohen - Suzanne

2. Fairport Convention - Suzanne

3. Bridget St John - Suzanne

4. Gary McFarland - Suzanne

5. Françoise Hardy - Suzanne

6. Neil Diamond - Suzanne

7. Ian McCulloch - Suzanne

8. Pearls Before Swine - Suzanne

9. Fabrizio De André - Suzanne

10. Nina Simone - Suzanne (Alternate Version)

Unearthen Episode #62

 
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I’m inspired by a number of things from the last week - a new opal ring, The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, and on the musical side, the flute.

1. Rita Lee - Doce Vampiro

2. Jessica Pratt - Fare Thee Well

3. Dorothy Ashby - Moonlight In Vermont

4. Curtis Mayfield - The Makings Of You

5. Colin Steele - Recurring Dream

6. Tom Petty - Don’t Fade On Me

7. Buck Meek - Joe By The Book

8. Chris Cohen - Edit Out

9. Berdon Kirksæther - Underlying Currents

10. Beverly Glenn-Copeland - Color Of Anyhow

Unearthen Episode #61

 
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Since it’s the start of the year, I’m continuing a thing I did at the beginning of last year where I made 18 pieces for 2018. Over the next few weeks I’ll introduce 19 pieces for 2019. The first installment is a pair of earrings I’ve named Galaxi earrings, made with abalone and brass. Here’s some songs that inspired me.

1. George Jones - A Good Year For The Roses

2. The Lavender Flu - Demons In The Dusk

3. R. Stevie Moore - I Like To Stay Home

4. Smokey Robinson - Being With You

5. The Neville Brothers - Yellow Moon

6. Syreeta - Harmour Love

7. Tiny Tim - Tip Toe Through The Tulips

8. Josephine Foster - Child Of God

9. Jaye Bartell - Coming Around Again

10. Alan Hull - Blue Murder

Unearthen Episode #60

 
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Garnet is my inspiration for this week. I made a one of a kind garnet and pearl ring that turned out looking more like an antique than anything else. Pearl is all about sincerity, and paired with garnet which is about the self, this ring is a powerful and beautiful combination for helping to express your truest you.

1. Stephen John Kalinich - America I Know You

2. George Harrison - Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)

3. George McCrae- Rock You Baby

4. Bob Welch - Sentimental Lady

5. John Michael Roch - Goodbye

6. Woo - Make Me Tea

7. Freida Mai, Woo - Ayla’s Legacy

8. The Everly Brothers - Devoted To You

9. Suni Paz - Sin Más Allá (Without Forevers)

10. Spike - You Can Do It

Unearthen Episode #59

 
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This weeks inspiration: One of a kind custom cut quartz with hidden pearl ring. Quartz and pearl together soothe and inspire!

1. Joni Mitchell - Lucky

2. Wings - Love Is Strange

3. China Crisis- Black Man Ray

4. Family Fodder - Mountains Of Your Moon

5. The Raincoats - In Love

6. Paul Williams - Nilsson Sings Newman

7. Allen Toussaint - Victims Of The Darkness

8. John Cale - Fear Is A Man’s Best Friend

9. Nico - Afraid

Unearthen Episode #58

 
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I love my dog. Her name is Lucy. Here’s some songs about “Lucy”. When I’m listening I image her in all of these different lives and personas. Depending on the song, I chuckle, shed a little tear, and have my heart warmed for all the songs of love about a Lucy.

1. Lucy - Version #2 - Nick Cave, Shane MacGowan

2. Marianne Faithfull - The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan

3. Al Stewart- Almost Lucy

4. Shocking Blue - Lucy Brown Is Back In Town

5. Grateful Dead - Loose Lucy

6. Bonny Doon - Lucy

7. Harry Belafonte - Lucy’s Door

8. Holy Modal Rounders - Sweet Lucy

9. Cian Nugent - Lucy

10. Scout Niblett - Lucy Lucifer

11. Dog Therapy Society - Lucy The Queen

Unearthen Episode #57

 
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I started working with shells this week, and they are so different! It’s been such a great new experience. I made earrings, you can check them out here. Since shells are from the ocean, they remind us of the power and beauty in nature. There is a delicate balance that we all need to treat with awareness and kindness.

1. Bee Gees - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart

2. Sean Nicholas Savage - Abracadabra

3. Arlo Guthrie- City Of New Orleans

4. Jackson Browne - Fountain Of Sorrow

5. Les Rallizes Dénudés - White Awakenning Version 2

6. Hot Tuna - I See The Light

7. Mick Ronson - Only After Dark

8. Stevie Wonder - Heaven Is 10 Zillion Light Years Away

9. Ted Lucas - Baby Where You Are

10. Patti Smith - The Jackson Song

11. Céline Dion - All By Myself

Unearthen Episode #56

 
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I may have made my favorite thing ever this week - a one of a kind cuff with pyrite. Pyrite helps to recall fond memories, and can assist one in reaching impeccability.

1. Gerry Rafferty - Mr. Universe

2. Rickie Lee Jones - Young Blood

3. Paul McCartney, Wings - Mamunia

4. Michael Franks - Monkey See-Monkey Do

5. Ned Collette - Blame

6. Fraser & DeBolt - Waltz Of The Tennis Players

7. Roberta Flack - I Told Jesus

8. Night Shop - My Love

9. Parting Lines - Climb

10. Sinéad O’Connor - Last Day Of Our Acquaintance

Unearthen Episode #55

 
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This week is inspired by the new pearl earrings. Pearl symbolizes faith and purity, bringing truth to situations and loyalty to causes.

1. Gurdjieff / de Hartmann - The Struggle Of The Magicians Part Three

2. Dennis Coffey - Moon Star

3. The Fleetwoods - Outside My Window

4. Ricky Nelson - She Belongs To Me

5. Haircutt 100 - Lemon Firebrigade

6. Confusing Mix Of Nations - Celluloid

7. Amadou & Mariam - Sabali

8. Free - Mouthful Of Grass

9. Acetone - Return From The Ice

10. Adrianne Lenker, Buck Meek - Jonathan

11. Cornelia Murr - Who Am I To Tell You (Demo Version)

12. Mac Demarco - Honey Moon

Unearthen Episode #54

 
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A beautiful custom Chant ring with diamonds and 14k white gold is the inspiration this week. I love so much to make custom pieces, and I'm forever grateful for special people like you.

1. Eric Burdon & The Animals - Ring Of Fire

2. Steve Miller Band - Motherless Children

3. Mario Viñuela - Pienso, Luego Existes

4. Ludovico Einaudi - Dietro Casa

5. Luc Beauséjour - Concerto In D Minor, BWV 974

6. M Ward - There's A Key

7. Patsy Cline - You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It)

8. Perry Como - It's Impossible

9. Hurray For The Riff Raff - Pa'lante

10. Alexandra Stréliski - Changing Winds

11. Sylvan Esso - Come Down

Unearthen Episode #53

 
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The new Sicarii earrings are this week's inspiration. These earrings are a waterfall of tiny polished quartz points and remind me of all things summery. The earrings come in 2" and 3" length and are my favorite new thing!

1. Sopwith Camel - Coke, Suede and Waterbeds

2. Bezinky - Pár Nápadu

3. The Sha La Das - Open My Eyes

4. ASM - Gem

5. Anna Domino - Summer

6. Terry Hall - Ultra Modern Nursery Rhyme

7. Erin Rae - Putting On Airs

8. Leon Russell - She Thinks I Don't Care

9. Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Summer Lawns

10. Gabor Szabo - Song Of Injured Love

Unearthen Episode #52

 
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I'm inspired this week by a custom diamond, opal and 14k gold cuff I made for a dear friend of mine. Probably the fanciest piece I have made to date with over 5 carats of recycled diamonds.

1. ABBA - Sitting In The Palm Tree

2. Chet Atkins & Dolly Parton - Do I Ever Cross Your Mind

3. David Bowie - Right (Alternative Gouster Mix) 

4. Ohio Players - Here Today And Gone Tomorrow

5. Bobby Wright - Blood Of An American

6. Cat Power - Wanderer

7. Eric Andersen - (We Were) Foolish Like The Flowers

8. Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Chet Atkins & Les Paul

Unearthen Episode #51

 
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This week is inspired by the purples and yellows of a custom Astara Ring I made with amethyst and yellow sapphires.

1. Ronan Keating & Burt Bacharach - Something Big

2. Adam Green & Binki Shapiro - Here I Am

3. Paul Simon - Late In The Evening

4. Todd Rundgren - A Dream Goes On Forever

5. Kacey Musgrave - Oh, What A World

6. Cornelia Murr - Different This Time

7. The Babe Rainbow - Running Back

8. Lola Kirke - Sexy Song

9. Loma - Black Willow

Unearthen Episode #50

 
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I'm still going on the road trip inspiration. It's summer! Time to travel around. Here's some more songs to listen to while on the move.

1. Richard Hawley - Tonight

2. Willie Nelson - All Of Me

3. The Farm Band - Keep Your Head Up High

4. Maggie and Terre Roche - Down The Dream

5. Gillian Welch - I Dream A Highway

6. Bob Dylan - Something There Is About You

7. Bob Dylan - Wedding Song

8. Felt - Destination

9. Eurythmics - Love Is A Stranger

10. Tiny Ruins - Always You, Tiptoeing Through

Unearthen Episode #49

 
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I'm in the beautiful state of New Mexico this week. I drove out from Los Angeles to Taos, and I've had a beautiful and inspiring drive. I've been on a few road trips as of late, and I think they're one of the best ways to listen to music. I can really go into my head when I'm driving, and I love pairing songs with my thoughts and the visuals of new frontiers. Here are a some things I listened to as I drove.

1. Peter, Paul & Mary - 500 Miles 

2. Swamp Dogg - Synthetic World 

3. Billy Joel - Vienna 

4. Fleetwood Mac - Did You Ever Love Me 

5. David Bowie - As The World Falls Down 

6. Wand - I Will Keep You Up  

7. Chris Cohen - Optimist High 

8. Patience & Prudence - Tonight You Belong To Me (Alternative Version) 

9. Mary Lattimore - Baltic Birch

10. Bobby Callender - Going Back (From "The Way") 

Unearthen Episode #48

 
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Gemini season is upon us! This mix is for you twins.

1. Deuter - Escape From Gravity 

2. The Gun Club - The Breaking Hands   

3. The Three O'Clock - Jet Fighter  

4. Tom Tom Club - You Make Me Rock And Roll  

5. Moondog - Enough About Human Rights 

6. Modern Lovers - A Plea For Tenderness  

7. Van Morrison - Warm Love

8. Lucinda Williams - Sharp Cutting Wings (Song To A Poet) 

9. Judee Sill - Emerald River Dance 

Unearthen Episode #47

 
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It's Mother's Day this week. I'd like to honor all of the different types mothers of the world, including mothers who have lost children, those who have lost mothers, those with strained mother relationships, mothers with strained child relationships, those who have chosen not to be mothers, and those yearning to be mothers. Thinking of you today. Moonstone represents a feminine, nurturing energy, that gently supports and encourages us all to attune to the normal rhythms of the biological forces of ones body.

1. Maximum Joy - Silent Street 

2. Cornelia Murr - Man On My Mind  

3. Phyllis Dillon - You Are Like Heaven To Me  

4. The Only Ones - Someone Who Cares  

5. Nap Eyes - Every Time The Feeling 

6. Mickey & Sylvia - Love Is Strange  

7. Dire Straights - Six Blade Knife

8. Simon Joyner - I Will Not Be Your Fool (The Muse's Song)