Gem Junkies

William Travis - Survivor, Designer, Warrior

March 22, 2019 Season 2 Episode 9
Gem Junkies
William Travis - Survivor, Designer, Warrior
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Gem Junkies
William Travis - Survivor, Designer, Warrior
Mar 22, 2019 Season 2 Episode 9
Parle Jewelry Design's Jonathan and Brecken Farnsworth.
Part III of the interview series from the Tucson AGTA Gem Fair. Jonathan and Brecken interview fellow designer William Travis Kukovich. Transforming his life from a traumatic childhood to becoming a recipient of 17 AGTA Spectrum Awards.
Show Notes

Part III of the interview series from the Tucson AGTA Gem Fair.  Jonathan and Brecken interview fellow designer William Travis Kukovich. Transforming his life from a traumatic childhood to becoming a recipient of 17 AGTA Spectrum Awards.

00:00:00          How the podcast started?

00:48:00          Introducing William Travis Kukovich

01:26:80          Want to see the scar?

01:56:00          So you were 4 years old.  What happened?

04:44:00          You said your brain rewired itself.

05:28:00          I can sculpt anything

06:11:50          I don’t write, I draw words

06:34:20          5th generation metalsmith

09:05:00          Take us through your story

10:40:70          So after school, did you open up a store immediately?

13:32:30          At 26, Breast Cancer

18:39:50          Warrior rings

21:04:80          My kids

24:51:50          To live like you were dying

26:05:00          What inspired your first Spectrum Award piece?

27:47:00          First memory of jewelry/gemstone

29:56:00          Favorite Gemstone

30:29:00          Where does the inspiration come from when you’re creating Spectrum pieces

32:04:00          What comes first? Designer? Gemstone?

32:47:00          What makes a great designer?

34:23:50          Where are you now?

37:02.20          Where is this journey going to take you next?

39:45:50          Saying “YES”



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