Back at my design desk

Two weeks ago I ordered more gold, silver, and copper wire, carnelian, lapis lazuli, bloodstone, peridot and other glorious semi-precious gemstones. This is just a peek at what is a large box full. Now it’s time to design! There’s nothing quite like gathering my tools, lights, stones and wire to create again!

RCF joins mesa art league

What a difference a year makes! We’re settled into our home in Mesa, AZ. in September 2022 and now getting involved in the local art scene. Meanwhile, I’m fulfilling art commissions from Tennessee and elsewhere. Look for more posts about new jewelry designs!

Inspiration for a Monday morning!

Creating is a marvelous way to start the day! It’s always inspiring to meet a lady from Boston, and a gentlemanCreating-0715-2018 originally from Seattle and now from Nashville, who stopped at my booth at UT Summer Celebration last week in Jackson to tell me my designs are outstanding! The gentleman used to etch designs into ivory, so we talked design work for a while. Another lovely lady asked me to consider a jewelry design brunch in her home in Memphis. Life is good.

Seen in L.A. at Spire 73 …

LeaWaide-Jacquependant-0522-2018Lea Waide wears a druzy pendant accented with labradorite drop, iolite and peach and gray moonstone with earrings by Jacque Hillman, RCF Jewelry, at Spire 73 at the Intercontinental in L.A. on May 22, 2018. Love that my jewelry is worn by such a beautiful woman! Lea is the owner of Hermosa Bikini Co. and an international fitness competitor.


Admired across a crowded room …

Prehnite-Tourmaline-copper choker-2018This lovely prehnite, black tourmaline and golden opal choker designed in glowing copper recently traveled across Tennessee with a dynamic woman who loves the arts! She’ll find new friends who move across a crowded room to meet her. The open front design is so easy to wear. And the gemstones speak in tones that gemstone lovers hear and enjoy! Next up, designing the earrings that match the choker! #Love rocks #Love art jewelry #Love designing

Moon Goddess goes to lovely lady at gala

For the Moon Goddess! Moonstone and amethyst designed in elegant sterling silver on a hammered silver choker with moonstone and labradorite briolettes. The Moon Goddess and its teardrop design were featured jewelry at the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation Gala! And today it’s gone home with a lovely lady!MoonGoddess-1111-2017

Winner: West TN Healthcare Foundation’s Jackson Award in the Arts

Jacque Hillman is the 2016 recipient of the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation’s Jackson Awajacquehillmanrd in the Arts. She received the award at the Charity Gala on Nov. 12 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson.

The Jackson Awards were established by the Foundation in 2006 to honor those in the community who exemplify the truest qualities of a leader. The awards are named for President Andrew Jackson, the City of Jackson’s namesake, and are presented to individuals who have served as leaders in one of the following areas: the arts, community service, education, healthcare, leadership and volunteer service.

“I was pleased to be nominated and humbled to be chosen for this honor,” said Hillman. “So many in our community give of their time and talents in so many ways.”

jacque-charitygala-2016Hillman is the owner/designer of Reconfigured Art Jewelry.  She was featured on the PBS TV show, “Tennessee Crossroads,” when she first created her jewelry design company. Her work sells throughout the South and Southwest and was chosen for the Pink Palace “40th Anniversary of Crafts” show. Her jewelry has been chosen for in Scottsdale, AZ. She is a member of Tennessee Craft Southwest Chapter.

She was selected to design 200 limited edition Perfect 36 Society brooches for the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument. She serves as president of the Sue Shelton White Public Art Committee for Jackson, working to fund a sculpture to honor the renowned state suffragist, the first female attorney in Jackson, as part of the state’s woman suffrage heritage tourism trail in 2020.

She is the co-founder and president of the West Tennessee Artisan Trail for regional artisans, developing regional art shows and promoting local artists, all juried in fine arts, as well as promoting regional authors, who craft in fine words.