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Made by THE HAND
Powell, Ohio. USA
I have worked as a pediatric physical therapist for 29 years and am
nearing retirement. My age is not retiring me, my body is. If I had
known when I went to college that jewelry making was a possibility,
I would have jumped at that then. I didn’t so now I am slowly
gaining the skills that I will need when I retire. I love my work and
will grieve the loss. I am so fortunate that I have something so
wonderful as jewelry making to fall into at retirement. I like
metalsmithing even though I came into jewelry making through metal
clay. I like metal clay also. each form has it’s own strengths. then
beads, I have my favorites there also. What a better way to add
color to silver than fused glass and enameling. I know I will not
run out of things to learn or things to try. I have been so
fortunate to have had a great profession as my work as a PT then
step into my next love of jewelry making.
Portland, OR. USA
Hi! I’m an artist that has recently discovered the world of
metalsmithing. I am really enjoying learning this craft and hope to
one day be very skilled! I am excited to be involved with a network
of like minded folks.I am looking to be inspired and to inspire
others. I have lots of questions, too.
Nicholas P Kingston
Rathfarnham, Dublin. Ireland
I make hand made fishing lures andd tie calssic fully dressed salmon
flies. My main interest in this site is developing my skills in
carving wax to use as master for molding my fishing lures.