Custom Jewelry by Keith Westphal

Custom, Handmade Silver Jewelry with Unique, Natural Gemstones

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I learned lapidary from Jack M., in Appleton, WI during the late 1970's. He inspired me with his love of cutting gemstones and teaching others his skills. I then enrolled in art metals classes at the university so that I could design jewelry to showcase my own custom-cut gemstones. A few years later, I was hired to teach lapidary and art metals at the technical college for their adult education evening programs. Soon, as so often happens to people, my daytime career required more of my time and I had to set aside my artistic endeavors for awhile.

I have recently retired and returned to my creative endeavors. I have focused on the art metals portion of my custom-designed, handmade jewelry. I still base the designs around unique, natural gemstones, but purchase them from other artisans rather than cutting them myself. I am always looking for exceptional, yet affordable gemstones. I like to keep the silverwork clean and simple to enhance the qualities of the individual stone.

My wife Colleen and I display at art fairs around the state during the summer and autumn months. We will have our scheduled venues listed here on our site. During the summer we also enjoy bicycling with a little bit of racing thrown in when time allows.