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Cottage Industries - Montana Style: Trent McCauley's Journey Into Jewelry


Photo courtesy MARTA VARELA

Looking at one of Trent McCauley's crystal pendants wrapped in silver wire, one sees so much more than a beautiful stone and fine craftsmanship. The piece represents the man himself and the state in which he was born and resides. It's like a piece of McCauley, his story and what he's been through, gone through. A part of his life, his journey, what brought him here. A sixth-generation Montanan, his family has been here since 1864; the stone also represents Montana's mining history.

Combined, the two elements lend themselves perfectly to McCauley's catchphrase – "It's a way to keep a piece...

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