Bruce Workman was born with an artist's eye for beauty -- whether surfing at sunrise or parked in a Porsche at sunset, he enjoys witnessing all the beauty in nature. An Ohio native, he spent most of his formative years in Florida, where he lifeguarded and learned to surf. After serving in the U.S. Air Force for six years and living all over the world, he returned to Florida and trained to become a master jeweler. Throughout his 35-year career, he has fabricated and designed the highest quality jewelry, including body jewelry. His designs include snowboard and surfboard pendants. With pride and best wishes, he sent the first-ever Olympic surfing gold medalist Carissa Moore one of his surfboard pendants, as well sending one to snowboard gold-medalist Chloe Kim. During his years designing jewelry in Florida and even Hawaii, Bruce became known fondly as “Bman.”
These days Bman is back at his bench with his newest creation -- a pickleball paddle pendant -- which is now on the market in 10K gold and silver. His design is 44 millimeters tall and 17 millimeters wide and is set with stones to resemble a pickleball ball. “My wife is an avid pickleball player,” explained Bman, “and as the sport grew in popularity, I told myself I knew I could build that pickleball paddle. It couldn’t be any harder than making surfboard and snowboard pendants, and you have the whole back of the paddle to personalize with tournament names, dates, etc.” Noting that his wife had recently attended a LevelUp pickleball camp, he had her adorned with a different pickleball pendant each day – much to the delight of her fellow campers.
Still an avid swimmer and surfer, Bman’s passions will continue to inspire his artwork and personal motto: keep believing in your art and great things will come to you!