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Unusual Projects - take II

Dear Everybody-

I personally am surprised that as touchy-feely as the media is, and
with the rising interest in crystals, that there haven’t been
stories on jewelers as healers.

we hear about the strunz’ that switches diamonds and overappraises
crap to make a sale, but we don’t hear about the Super Jewelers, the
ones who routinely resurrect beloved jewelry pieces. How many of us
have gently annealed and rerounded a favorite ring? How many of us
have carefully repaired a beloved chain or reset a stone that had
once been lost? the looks of relief on my customers faces always
remind me of why i bother doing repairs.

the posts about the reliquary brooches really touched me. i think it
is important that stories like these should be put out for the
public to learn about. people need to see us as good people too- not
just a group to be “outwitted” or “exposeed” on some news-show.
sometimes the pieces we make and the pieces we work on are part of
another person’s healing; i’m surprised we don’t all think about
that more often ourselves.

it’s just a thought, but how about it? a story on Healer Jewelers,
or some such thing.

susannah wiseman, wiseman’s workshop, magicians in metal and stone,

OK here is a personal story. When I went on my first crystal hunting
trip to the Mts., I found some small gem grade quartz points. Not
being large enough to be a solitary piece, I decided to make a
pendant representative of the challenge it was to climb the
mountain, find the cave and garner my piece of the earth. I took a
no value, 1954 50 cent piece (year of my birth] and hammered it into
a spearpoint. I then cut two holes and soldered in a 1900 penny and
a 1936 buffalo nickel. That was my age when I found the crystal. I
mounted the crystal pointing upward on the shaft of the spearpoint
and made a bail behind that… It looks way cool and I call it my
’’‘six cents’’’’ ha ha ha. have gotten many compliments…
Ringman john