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Refinish ring. Number one goldsmith tip

When I refinish a ring, instead of sanding out dents, scratches and dings, I use a number of burnishing burs to move and push the metal into the dings. 179 more words



I picked up an old tire behind my shop to shake out the standing water trapped in it so it wouldn’t be a breeding ground for mosquitos and underneath it I found the old black snake that lives around the shop. 105 more words


Lost skills

When you decide to live a more simple life there are certain things you have to learn how to do. These techniques and skills will depend on where you live and what your priorities are. 612 more words


Short order cook jeweler

I bought this cable curtain kit from Ikea and placed it on the wall next to my bench. In the morning we go through the current repairs and custom work. 89 more words


Picture of me at my first goldsmith job

Me at the bench at my first jewelry store job at Mason Jewelry Design. Back in 1990. 24 years later – same hair cut. Lol

But much cooler bench.


Work-Shop, Newburgh Street

WORK – SHOP, 6 Newburgh Street

Craft is undergoing a revamp. Blame Pinterest if you will, but making stuff is no longer the preserve of your odd auntie who thought misshapen bits of felt constituted an acceptable Christmas present. 441 more words

Snakes and Frogs and Turtles and Lizards, Oh My!

Last week I stepped out on the back porch to listen to the rain and there was such a cacophony of noise I couldn’t hear the rain. 564 more words