Stephen long thought of the possibility of a guitar string bracelet, so he drew a rough sketch of his idea and showed it to metal-smith and jeweler Kristin Shiga and commissioned her to make a guitar string bracelet. She draw up a more detailed sketch and created a beautiful piece of art which Stephen likes so much he wears it all the time. He featured it on the cover on his 2012 album with the Walking Willows, fittingly titled "by hand".
This is a custom made, one of a kind miniature guitar( just over a foot long and a half a foot wide) created especially for Stephen by Jay Dickinson of Portland Guitar.
Stephen created a music video for his song, "Your Bus is Late", completing a project with personal meaning about his life in Portland.
Stephen discovered the Cistern at Fort Worden while doing a series of creative residencies at Centrum in Port Townsend, Washington. He collaborated with a team of artists and musicians to create this short film, piece of music and art, called the Cistern Symphony.