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Metalsmith: Kitchen Tools in the Studio

Metalsmith
(A typically occasional series by Christine Cox)

The sweeps drawer under my bench used to be a mess. I had tools mixed in with metal scrap, used sandpaper, leather pieces, broken saw blades, and lots and lots of metal shavings from sawing and filing. 96 more words

Metalsmithing

Silver vs. Gold

What an eye-opener…

I always knew that gold was more expensive compared to silver, but holy cow…

Made my way down to one of my favourite stores to purchase a few necessities that I’ve been saving up for (scale to weigh my hand cut cabs and silver -for pricing), and because my aunt has mentioned a few times that I should work with gold, I inquired… just for fun. 188 more words

Life

Cool Exhibit Alert! Bent, Cast & Forged The Jewelry of Harry Bertoia

Now on exhibit at the MAD Museum in Columbus Circle

Bent, Cast & Forged  The Jewelry of Harry Bertoia

May 3, 2016 to September 25, 2016…
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Jewelry

Running your own small business...

Having a small business of your own is wonderful and at the same time soooooooo frustrating.

There is always so many things to do that have absolutely nothing to do with the Creating part that I love so well. 724 more words

Loraleeartist

Dawn to Dusk: NEW Morning Aster and Evening Marigold Necklaces

Inspired by 1960s flower power motif and Victorian seed bead jewelry.  For their creation story, visit the Bouquet Collection here.

Metalsmith: Triangles and Squares

Metalsmith: Triangles and Squares
(another installment in a typically occasional series by Christine Cox)

A fast way to accurately mark 3 or 4 corners on a piece of work is to use a drafter’s template. 93 more words

Metalsmithing

BIG NEWS!!!

Just want to take a moment to announce a new way to shop

Peacock Gypsies Jewelry…

https://www.mygypsystore.com/store/peacockgypsies/

Please come and visit my new shop where I have joined with so many talented artisans!!! 110 more words

Jewlery