About Murdoch's Method

 

 

Murdoch’s Method is a one-woman owned and operated jewelry and crafts business located on the outskirts of Seattle, Washington. I first began tinkering with metal and crafts as a way to unwind after long days of working as a science educator. However, after the onset of the Pandemic of 2020, my office was FULL of jewelry and stones. It was then that I realized that I loved creating beautiful things with my own two hands, and after much outside encouragement, realized that other people might find them beautiful too. Soon, my home office was transformed into an artist’s studio and Murdoch’s Method was born.

But why do I focus on rocks, gems, and minerals? Ever since I was little, I have always had a rock collection. I’m the kid (and, to be honest, also the adult) who combs the beach for neat things. Though my academic background is in neurology and psychology, I am incredibly interested in natural history and mythology. Stones, shells, and fossils to me represent natural science at its finest, and I love learning their histories (both in terms of their geology and in an anthropological sense). In other words, I love researching a stone’s story. The way I see it, working with stones is an ancient pastime; We are all but artists painting with nature’s palette.

My daily inspiration to create is as diverse as the mediums and processes I work with. Thus, the “Method” in Murdoch’s Method is more like that of a mad scientist. I love to incorporate the themes from the gorgeous Pacific Northwest, play around with scientific principles, and even dip into the occult (since, you know, science and magic are basically two sides of the same coin, depending on the time period). I offer a little bit of anything and everything, and invite you to share in the lovely chaos that is my method.

It's-a-me, Murdoch!