And, yes, I make a living doing this work.
A few years ago I had the opportunity to do a collaboration with a jeweler friend of mine, Ben Neubauer, http://www.benneubauer.com/. I had always seen his work as very architectural in design. We had an opportunity to show this piece in a collaboration show at Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland. We wrote a statement for that show and I included it here because it gives you a pretty good idea about how we went about not only creating this piece but how we worked together on the concept.