Jim and Marilyn Downs
About the Artists
We have 30 years experience metal smithing and design.
We use Bronze, Copper, German Silver, Sterling Silver, 10k and 14k gold.
Jim graduated metallurgy in 1967. He studied the different metal alloys and fusion processes. Always fascinated by metal working, Jim made his first bracelet from scrap bronze. He had been commissioned by an oil company to build a miniature derrick in bronze for the cover of the stock holder’s annual report. It was with that scrap Jim made his first bracelet.
And, as they say, "the rest is history".
Jim married Marilyn had 2 children and taught them all to love and appreciate the different metals.
They have been creating beautiful pieces full-time since 1981. After the death of Jimmy in 2010 Marilyn and Lori have been running the business. Larry Rankin, Kathy Allen, Peggy Watson Coffee, Brandon Rees, Kolton Downs, Sara Schauer & Dahn Devlaeminck are all integral assets to our business. You may have seen them at some of the Art Shows.
We have done the top Art shows in the Pacific Northwest.