My brother Jim Dunakin and his wife Maggi lived in Montana, in a home they built themselves. They made custom, fine art jewelry. The album below shows a few samples of their work. 

You can see more of their work via their page on Facebook.

Updated March 11, 2016

Right: Jim had an article published in Jewelry Artist magazine, in the December 2013 issue.

Below: Jim and Maggi on their property near Reed Point, in 2000. At that time they had only recently purchased the land and hadn’t built anything yet. Shortly after they started construction, a massive wildfire destroyed everything, including all the trees in this view. They started over and eventually built a cabin and several other structures.

Remembering Jim and Maggi

James Scott Dunakin and his beloved wife Margaret "Maggi" Dunakin (nee Mullins) left this world on February 27, 2016. Jim was 59; Maggi was 58. They had been together for 28 years, and had no children. Jim and Maggi moved from San Diego to Montana in 1994. For the past ten years they have lived near Reed Point, MT in a cabin they built themselves.

Jim was a silversmith and designer of fine art jewelry. His wife Maggi was an artist in her own right, originally working in graphic arts. Later she assisted Jim in the design and production of jewelry. Their work is known worldwide and has been featured in magazines including Jewelry Artist and Lapidary Journal.

Maggi was an accomplished cook. Jim built a custom guitar and taught himself to play it. They loved animals and were devoted to their cats. Jim and Maggi were unconventional, fun-loving, and kind-hearted. They were soul mates. Their passing leaves a huge hole in the lives of their family and friends.

A small, private ceremony to scatter their ashes was held on Saturday, March 4, 2016.

Some of their many friends have created a loving memorial to them on Facebook. It’s a public page, so you don’t have to be a member of FB to see it. Click the link above.

Right: Jim in 2000 with an old violin he restored.

Memories of my brother

Click here to read some of my memories of Jim.

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Jim’s Jewelry