Wednesday, December 15, 2010

LA Gift Show/ Pueblo Gem Show, Tucson

Well it's our yearly chance to share our jewelry with old and new friends. It's not easy going from sitting at a bench everyday to spending 10 hours a day talking. What saves us is the chance to share the excitement we have for our new work with so many people. And we do enjoy the feedback.
So please come visit booth #533, Kentia Hall, LA gift show, LA Convention center 21-24 January.

Also, Pueblo Gem Show, booth #60, Courtyard Pavilion, Tucson. 29 January to 10 February.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Roller texture pendants

A series of pendants using fabric to roller texture 2mm wire. You can see all 5 at e-bu jewelry on flickr
Mammoth ivory with gold accent above black bamboo all set in fabric textured sterling silver on a sewn leather cord.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Good Morning, World

The first thing I see when I wake up, the glorious morning in Bali.

Latest and Greatest

We have made our website easier to check and see our latest work, but here's a peak anyway...

Bone Rate- I'm dreaming of an underwater world in this one.  This adjustable one-of-a-kind sterling ring consists of bone, amber, and coral-textured polymer clay.

First Light Earrings- On the boat or on land, one of our favorite things to do is watch the colors of the night sky fade into the morning light.  Polymer clay on sterling.

Caught in the Current- Let this ring serve as a beautiful reminder to go with the flow.  Sterling, golden turquoise, and polymer on adjustable band.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New Website

Warren's son has been working hard on our new website and it is quite beautiful.  Check it out and let us know what you think!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Simple Joys in Life

Sometimes, I am amazed at the beauty around me. I took these photos of our bird, Karma Putih or Good Karma dancing in the rain. I enjoyed so much watching her enjoy the rain that I had to share the experience with you. I hope this helps you find peace in your day and joy in your surroundings.

Friday, May 21, 2010


Galungan is the day that Hindus belive the gods come to visit Bali, and in return, the faithful celebrate and leave many offerings.  These are a few of the offerings we witnessed that day.

The woman in the photos is our assitant, Wayan.  All first-born children are called Wayan.  Here is a photo of Wayan 1,2, and 3.

Land-locked Workshop

After 30 years living on a boat, being able to spread out on land can sure feel good.  For the past 5 or so years, Warren and I have spent more and more time off our boat and at our "villa" in Bali.  We have a workshop and a few helpers and we are truly blessed to call this wonderful slice of paradise "home".  Here are a few photos of us working in the workshop.

We have always spent time with natives on our adventures around the world, learning many things from them that Western cultures cannot offer.  We have learned techniques for carving shell, bone, and coconut.  In return we have taught them some things, but the real joy comes from the exchange of basic skills, the thrill of discovery, and the knowledge that all people are really the same.

We all love our families and worry about where the next meal will be coming from.  We give thanks for all that we have.  Thats really what this trip is about, isn't it?  Taking care of yourself and your family while making sure to give thanks for the many blessings that you do have, not wasting time on things that have been or could be. 

If life is what is happening right now, then I do need to say thank you for some things... this amazing world I live in, the wonderful people that surround me, fresh ideas, endless inspiration, past and future adventures, the love of my friends and family, and the knowledge that I am doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing.  What a truly amazing day.  Enjoy yours.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Buy e-bu jewelry online

Want to shop online for e-bu jewelry?  Visit The best feature of this site is that it promotes artisans that produce their art sustainably and practice fair trade.  We are in good company on this site.

Monday, April 26, 2010

New Polymer Cuffs

The colors in Bangkok have inspired me and I am using more and more polymer clay.  Here are two of our latest cuffs.  Both one-of-kind, both to die for.
One of my new favorites. Reminiscent of a Caribbean sunset from our boat, this elegant sterling silver and polymer cuff is sure to get you feeling the sand on your toes.

Always changing the way I see things, this cuff is a colorful rendition of our cocnut cuff bracelet, except this one is hand-made ploymer clay and sterling silver.  I'm not sure I'm ready to see this one go just yet.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Home Sweet Home

We often talk about living on a boat, but can you really imagine it?  Our home moves and therefore every item in our pantry, cupboards and drawers are all must move, too.  The place would be a mess if we didn't have everything properly stowed behind our custom bamboo doors. 
The best seat in the house is undoubtedly this zen lounge in the sun. 
It is not all fun in the sun around here, we work too.  Here, Warren is hard at work at his bench on a horn cuff. 
It really is nice being able to do it all in such a nice space.  The environment certainly influences me at work and I am grateful to have such a wonderful sanctury that is so much more than a home, studio, or boat.

Bangkok 2010

I'm finally settled back into the more relaxed pace of home after the bustling trip to Bangkok.  It was so much fun!  The Chatuchuk weekend market has 15,000 stalls and is jammed packed full of everything you could imagine.  We saw more clothing, fabric, jewelry components, food, people, and goodies then we had ever imagined.  We had been warned about its size and that we needed phones to stay in contact with one another.  It was  no lie.  Getting sidetracked was simply too easy to not have a buddy plan.

The hotel was right on the river, and from the right room there was a terrific view.  We took the famous Tuk Tuks back and forth from the hotel to the market.  They are an essential part of the journey, but so stinky you want to wear a mask.

Thai silk is everywhere.  The colors are amazing, but perhaps most amazing is that its all hand woven. 
All in all, the trip was a huge success, amazing, fun, and inspiring.  I always love spending time with my friends, visiting new places, eating new foods, and shopping.  I bet you can't wait to see what we got...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

New Professional Photos

While I have been shopping in the enormous and mind-blowing Bangkok Market and enjoying myself with fellow designer Sally Bass, Warren has been busy at home taking new photos of our latest work.  Enjoy. 
Textured Brass and Sterling Cuff
Mammot Ivory, Turquoise and Sterling Ring
Polymer and Sterling Pendant.  Each is unique.
Polymer Earrings.  Available in more colors.

As always, if you are interested, contact Dawn Stone at

Monday, March 29, 2010

New Pendants and Bracelets

The sea has been particularly inviting as of late, and it’s no wonder because we have some friends visiting. The long-anticipated shopping trip to Bangkok is just a few days away! For now, I’m still working and have some beautiful new creations to show you. We sell these as fast as we can make them, so if you see something you like, email Dawn

These one-of-a-kind pendants are sterling silver with mammoth ivory on surgical cable with e-bu Robbin's polymer clay beads.  Each one is a little different but they all retail for $375.

Sterling silver and mammoth ivory cuffs. Very cool unisex design. Retail $420

This is a special piece.  The reticulated sterling silver pendant incorporates mammoth ivory suspended below an Asmat nose piece on a sewn leather cord.     retail $490

The Asmat people live in the largest mangrove swamp in the world- located on the west coast of Papua New Guinea.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

One-of-a-kind Bracelets

If you like our rings, you’ll love our cuffs. These aren’t just for e-bu; men love these unique adornments also. If you’d like to see some of our jewelry you can purchase online, shop Novica. Otherwise, for these one-of-a-kind treats you’ll have to contact Dawn Stone at or by phone in Hawaii at (808) 965-0538.
Naturally textured water buffalo horn cuff with fossilized palm wood set in textured sterling silver over etched brass.

This cuff is made from naturally textured water buffalo horn with fossilized mammoth ivory set in textured sterling silver on brass.  An exquisite piece.

Naturally textured water buffalo horn cuff with a golden turquoise piece set in textured and patinated sterling silver. 

As you can see, e-bu Robbin and Warren have been having a great time designing jewelry side-by-side.  It is wonderful to be able to share our work with you.

Monday, March 15, 2010

One-of-a-kind Rings

We have been making more one-of-a-kinds pieces lately to allow our creative juices to flow freely. These amazing rings are still available. If you like one, you had better get in touch with us and let us know its sold. Contact our sales rep Dawn Stone by email or phone (808)965-0538.

This adjustable sterling silver band has been textured to accentuate the design of the ring.  Amber set in sterling on textured polymer clay.  e-bu Robbin started to add polymer clay for a hint of color that we can't get from the natural materials we typically use. She press objects like pieces of coral, tree bark, or anythig else to get natural looking elements that compliment the other materials

Here we set an operculum, part of a shell that e-bu Robbin enjoys collecting on the beaches we visit. The operculum is then placed on textured polymer clay and horn, set on an adjustable sterling silver ring.
Pictured here is polymer set in silver placed on polymer and cocnut shell.  The sterling silver ring is adjustable.

I love this ring.  The square shape is really easy to wear.  We first set a piece of fossilized Mammoth Ivory in sterling silver then placed it on two layers of textured polymer clay.  The sterling ring base is adjustable, something needed for one-of-a-kind-rings.

This layered ring is all about texture.  The smooth amber is set in sterling and mounted on polymer clay textured with coral, then set in a textured sterling silver ring.  Adjustable, of course.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Amazing Rings

Rings are a fabulous adornment that we love to make.  As in all of our jewelry, we consciously select materials to combine with silver that leave a small mark on th environment.  One of our faorite materials is amber.  We use chips leftove from the big amber jewelers that they consider waste.  We also use shell, bamboo, ebony and horn all in a manner that recyles or reclaims the material.  The combination of these natural materials with traditional silversmithing is stunning.  The functionl jewelry is wearable art.  Created by us, for you.