Monday, January 14, 2008

Designer Derek Ivan

Photographed in his Volkwagen van--which he's owned since 1977--Derek Ivan is a talented artisan. He works with silver and gold. Derek showed his work for two days in Utahredrock's booth here in Quartzsite. He was introducing two new lines of jewelry he's been working on. One line employs handpicked marbles of all colors. The other is a wonderful line of jewelry simulating barbed wire and made of silver. Derek lives in a small town in the mountains above Palm Springs, California.

The Portraits of Quartzsite Series by Utahredrock, 2008.