A family jewelry business does not always take the traditional path. People grow and change, explore opportunities, leave and come back.
Cliff has been creating jewelry for more than 40 years. A true family business, all of his children have worked for him at one time or another. It wasn't until after high school, that one of his son's, Sam, began working with him full time. He always took a strong interest in the business and the craft. A summer job in high school turned into an apprenticeship. However, after a few years, Sam decided to finish his college degree, and went and completed his masters in teaching at Southern Oregon University. He then took a job as high school art teacher at Ashland High School, where he loved sharing his knowledge of jewelry with his students. In 2018, he and his family decided to relocate to Salem, Oregon, where Sam decided to pursue his love of jewelry full time. Sam now brings 20 years of jewelry experience himself, as both an artist and a teacher.
A family jewelry business does not always take the traditional path. People grow and change, explore opportunities, leave and come back. Cliff and Sam never stopped making jewelry together and in 2018, Cliff and Sam started doing more shows together than usual. This was fun! Through some long car rides an idea was hatched: keep making hand crafted jewelry, in fact make more of it, but devote some time to creating a marketplace to sell their work, together. This site is the product of that, and the first step in what they hope will be a fruitful new undertaking.