Owner / Master Craftsman
Russell founded Vulcan’s Forge Jewelers in 1986, after completing a 7-year apprenticeship in metalsmithing. Experience in fabrication, machine work and retail customer service gave a solid background for running a custom jewelry store.
Over 30 years of custom work, he has created some truly unique pieces, pushing the boundaries of what can be called jewelry. “I enjoy the challenge of creating something that has never existed. It’s very rewarding to make something unique from a customer’s idea. We are now seeing a second generation. The children of couples I made wedding sets for are coming in for wedding jewelry of their own. Several have told me they would not consider getting their special jewelry anywhere else.”
Russell’s talents extend to creating armor and weapons, and restoring his 105-year-old home and 50-year old cars. Scuba diving and travel round out some of his outside interests.