Austin is a silversmith and co-owner of Earth Art Gem and Jewelry, with his partner Shasta. He answered my call for a local entrepreneur to shoot for a personal project I’m working on. I wanted to set up some shots of the type of work he does, so he helpfully suggested that he… do some work. He then chose a stone from his huge collection and went through the whole process of making a pendant, patiently allowing me to snap away the entire time.
A big thanks to Austin for his time; check out his beautiful work at his site, or browse through more of his pieces of his Flickr stream.