I love creating with my hands. I still cannot get over the fact that people pay me for the stuff I create. I love working with silver, gold, titanium and Damascus. The custom jobs I get dictates what I work with but if I had to choose it would be with Damascus.
Working with Damascus fascinates me, getting those patterns to pop is a great feeling. I love the fact that the pattern is a mystery while working with the metal, hidden from sight, making you wonder if you are wasting your time, until you place it in the acid and boom, your heart gives a flutter when you see that pattern, you cannot wait to show it to someone so they can share in the joy that you feel. What a great feeling.
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