By Renee’s Vintage Designs.

Signed Louis Vuitton.

Q: Who is Louis Vuitton, you ask?

A: Louis Vuitton is a fashion house and luxury retail company founded in 1854. The label’s LV monogram appears on most of its products, ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods, shoes, jewelry and accessories. Louis Vuitton is one of the world’s leading international fashion houses. For six consecutive years (2006–2012), Louis Vuitton was named the world’s most valuable luxury brand.


“Growing up, my grandmother would pull out her jewelry box, take each piece out one-by-one and explain in detail what it was, where it came from and why it was so special to her. This developed my love of antique and vintage jewelry. I started to think of how many treasured pieces are sitting in drawers and jewelry boxes, many handed down, some outdated, some broken and others, just put away because they didn’t match anything you wore. I decided enough of that! Let’s dig out those pieces and give them new life. As I design, I pray over my work that whoever wears this piece, may be blessed in some way. I thank God for blessing me with this creativity and passion.”–Renee Hafeman



 AUGUST 5th, 5-7:pm

FINDINGS opening reception 

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Fairweather House and Gallery

Renee Hafeman, jewelry designer, truly has found fabulous objects of desire, master pieces! Renee will be in attendance to discuss the development of her work and the ideas that drive her creativity. 



Exclusive signature jewelry available at Fairweather’s by Renee Vintage Designs.


Q: Who is Dolce & Gabbana, you ask?

A:  Dolce & Gabbana is an Italian luxury fashion house founded in 1985 by designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. They won Perfume’s Academy “Most Feminine Flavor of the Year” in 1993 for their fragrance Dolce & Gabbana Parfum.


In addition FINDINGS will be the 11th (!) annual emerging artist exhibition! Fairweather’s will introduce current emerging artist Whelpsy Whelp.  

Fun fact: Fairweather has launched NW emerging artists Britney Drumheller, Nick Brakel, Linda Trexler, Ashley Howarth, Diane Copenhaver, Ashley Howarth, Gayle H. Seely, Kristin Qian and Rebecca Gore through the years. And, too, several of the talented artists will have new work for FINDINGS.  This is an event you do not want to miss!

FINDINGS will feature the juxtaposing an array of art from artists found at the recent BEAVER TALES ART SHOW and EXHIBITION in Seaside, as well.  New art by Emily Miller, Mariana Mace,  JoAnn Pari-Mueller and  Chris Boyer will be revealed, work created to depicting the pleasure of beach combing.

Seaside nature photographer, ecologist and biologist Neal Maine will speak at 6:pm. Summer time beverages and light bites.

Celebrating 13 years in 2017, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is all about the arts.  Visitors meet artists, enjoy light bites, view artist demonstrations, see new work or enjoy live performances in music. The event is a free and held in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. Complimentary parking is on the corner of Holladay and Oceanway.


To read more about the Art Walk, please go to Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.



“As a true native Oregonian, my journey began being surrounded by rocks in Boring Oregon. I have ended up in Sandy Oregon, in the foothills of the Cascades, now surrounded by quite a few more of those rocks. I am a rock hound that has been collecting stones since I was young. Growing up, through school I started college but soon lost interest. My path then turned to construction where I learned that I was very good at building and repairing almost anything. Through my journey the love of rocks was always  present.

I then met my wife who was also an avid rock hound. Her grandfather and my father had been friends for decades and had collected rocks together. After years of collecting different types of rocks, we wanted to do more than just collect. It has always been about the rock. So we started slicing and polishing different pieces from our collection. That was good for a while but I wanted to do something more to highlight the stone.

At that point, I decided it would be great to be able to set the stones in silver. Then with no formal training, only a desire, I purchased the equipment necessary to be a silversmith. I learned by trial and much error how to highlight the stones in each piece.

That was a few short years ago and I am still learning along the way. Now the pieces I make are each signed with the initials of my wife and I, and numbered. They are truly one of a kind.”–Alan Stockam

Handmade, one of a kind silver jewelry with stones from the Northwest and beyond. Each silver piece is signed & numbered.


Images featuring:
Magical looking moonstone pendant with a twisting silver bail at the top. Moonstone rings. Oregon Petrified wood pendants. Dinosaur Bone in a ring. Calligraphy stone, a fossilized plant/shell inside.


“Here are some photos of the process and Alan working on pieces in the studio, in addition to an image featuring the raw materials. It is a messy process getting from the rock to the final piece in silver.

The rock is put in the rock saw then the slice is taken to the trim saw where it is shaped down to a size that can be worked on the next machine which is the cabochon machine. Then the stone is ready for the silver.” –Heather Reider

Questions and answers:

Q:  What is calligraphy stone, you ask?

A:  Calligraphy stone, also known as Shu- Fa stone, is a spectacular part of the fluorite family, amazing swirls and shapes, often resembling ancient writing. Calligraphy Stone is a  white fluorite that drapes over a hard sandstone matrix. Each piece has a unique geometric pattern and coloring.

Q:  What is Petrified Wood, you ask?

A:  Petrified wood is a fossil. It forms when plant material is buried by sediment and protected from decay by oxygen and organisms. Then, groundwater rich in dissolved solids flows through the sediment replacing the original plant material with silica, calcite, pyrite or another inorganic material such as opal. For more information about petrified wood go to: › Fossils…

Q:  Are dinosaur bone stones really bones, you ask?

A:  Agatized Dinosaur Bone or “dino bone” is the result of fossilized bone from dinosaurs in which the cellular structure has been replaced with quartz, leaving the bone structure intact.…

Q:  What is moonstone, you ask?

A:  Moonstone is a variety of the minerals orthoclase and albite.. During formation, orthoclase and albite separate into alternating layers. When light falls between these thin layers it is scattered producing the phenomenon called adularescence (glow or inner light). Adularescence is the light that appears to billow across a gem.


Must see! 

Jewelry by stone master/ silversmith Alan Stockam!

Please visit soon.
Fairweather House and Gallery
612 Broadway

For more information about the gallery go to:

And, too, new work arriving for spring.

Cuffs!!! The first is a large leopard jasper and the second is a large moonstone. They are both in sterling silver.

An oil painting of leaves tied with string and hung on a door nail

“Caught” by Savvy Dani. An oil painting of leaves tied with string and hung on a door nail

From Savvy Dani.  “Caught” original oil on linen. 

Savvy Dani is a visual artist based in Seattle, WA. She uses traditional drawing and painting materials to unearth beauty in the world around her.

From Elaine Sawyer, jeweler.
“Each seed pearl is hand sewed onto a firm backing, anchored to a stable form and covered by ultra-suede. I have made pendants and cuff bracelets. I never duplicate a design and each piece takes many, many hours. My husband, Mike, does the lapidary work to cut and polish the stones into cabochons.” Elaine

Mike and Elaine Sawyer

Mike and Elaine Sawyer.

And, too, on Sept. 3rd during the opening reception for AGAINST THE CURRENT beaded cuff jeweler Elaine Sawyer spoke about her passion in creating fabulous beaded cuffs!

“I was educated in the Art of Nursing, working as a registered nurse for 38 years. The fine arts were critical to me to decompress and express my creative side. I found I have a good sense of composition, design, color and texture that gives me energy as I create.

Making jewelry from stringing paled as I learned weaving patterns: peyote, Russian weave, right-angled, and spiral using seed pearls. Then I discovered my true passion, pearl embroidery. I fell in love with the freedom to create totally original designs. I start with a natural stone cabochon, hand blown glass, or even a vintage button to serve as the focal point. That inspires me to choose the seed pearls in various colors, shapes, and textures to complement the piece.” —Elaine Sawyer




New! Book folding art from Mary Boitta, artist.



Christine Trexel Summer I

From Christine Trexel.  From plants grown in her garden: hand made paper, hand painted,  hand made box and hand made journals.

Eagle Sunrise

From Neal Maine.  Eagle Sunrise.  Del Rey Beach, Gearhart.

For more info go to blog




New sterling silver cuff bracelets, wrapped in suede, beaded with seed pearls and each with  semi precious gem stone focal by jeweler Elaine Sawyer.


Please visit for more information.


People who visited, saw, and desired. Paintings, sculptures, glass and photographs shipped to:
Vail, Colorado/ Dallas, Texas/ Reno, Nevada, Sacramento, California…even to Australia and Turkey. Works of art connecting places here and the places there.

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Part of the wonder of the arts high cultural season is having artists that introduce thrilling new works and back stories.

“I am currently working on a number of new works as I said I would, a few taller and narrow ones, a few smaller rich oil works. as well, based on my trip to the coast and the aquarium/wonderful sea creatures, water, underwater, sky and forest compositions.” –Artist Jan Shield.



Mary Hurst has been creating and selling her original jewelry to stores and galleries for over nine years. She was born and raised in County Tipperary, Ireland. Although she has lived in the United States for years, Mary returns to Ireland every year to visit her family and to get inspiration for her jewelry designs. She now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and a bossy cat!

Mary’s Celtic Jewelry harks back to ancient traditions but is designed for today. Since each necklace is original, each one takes on a distinct personality and the naming process is almost mystical.

According to the artist, “The names I choose for my jewelry becomes an integral part of each piece and the spirit of the name becomes a part of the wearing experience. I send a piece of my culture, my heart and my soul out with each piece of jewelry.”