I make all the artwork you see. I find and cut most of my stones. I gather wood along the river, collect stabilize cut fossils. I began in 1970, and worked by hand without electricity in the wilderness for 20 years. Many of the hand tool skills helped me when I got a home with electric in Nenana. I learned on my own beginning with repairs of homestead tools. I learned what materials combine well. I have my own ways to fit stones into settings. My theme is always outdoor wildlife, rarely people or civilized subjects. Sometimes abstract for those who want 'modern.' Cutting edge innovation is used to mix media. All are one of a kind hand done no patters no repeated designs. I make many of my own beds by hand.
I do my own lost wax carving, usually carving the original and making my own molds. Metals are recycled. Bronze is from barge propellers that went up and down the Yukon River. Copper is 1920's village water pipes that get dug up.
Here is a link to answers to some questions bout my products explaining page.
Finished necklace fossil ivory opal
necklace custom shark tooth and claws
Necklace-Lady enamel pearl
Fairy on agate
Fairy on mammoth ivory
Necklace fossil opalized shell
Necklace cut amethyst and opal
Necklace custom made beads, cut smokey quartz
Necklace swap pendants
Pendant smokey quartz large
Very large well cut natural smokey quartz from Canada. Custom copper wire wrapped with silver flower added, See penny in picture for size.Open design lets light reflect well through stone for good shine.
Pendant made of tiger eye with bear cap
Custom one of a kind pendant. Hand cut tiger eye custom cast lost wax copper cap - bear theme. 1 x 2 inches. Bail soldered, all quality work by Miles
Pendant custom glass bead and rabbit
Hand made glass bead that 'slumped' I ground back flat added a fancy wood back , a copper ring and custom brass rabbit with soldered loop. "My typical work.' Meaning one of a kind none like it. One of my smaller nothing fancy pieces.