Cleopatra Drank a Pearl

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Last night I taught a jewelry class to a giggling group of 10 year old Girl Scouts, for their “Jewelry Badge”. I pulled samples of my work, brought tools and gemstones to show them, and let them try their hand at punching metal discs and stamping them for a fun wrap bracelet. I was nervous and stressed about the whole … Read More

Am I a Goldsmith Now? Why, Yes. Yes I Am.

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So I did it again, and disappeared for months. But that’s okay. I’ve been living my busy life, working on orders, having fun with the kids and trying to not stress out about the never ending house project of installing new flooring throughout our second floor. I’ve also been learning how to use a jewelers torch, and I’m beginning to … Read More