Sometimes, the most edge-y, scary stuff can turn to dust when tackled: Traveling alone, facing illness, co-worker conflicts, betrayals, public speaking, or learning a challenging Metalsmithing technique. The more fears are faced, the less power they have over us. But whatâ€™s the juice that keeps fear at bay? You know it and I know it, […]
If you’ve been reading my posts lately, you know that I made a lone journey from Indianapolis, Indiana to visit my lovely friend and exceptional metalsmith, Ginger Meek Allen, in North Carolina. A trip of well over 600 miles, many of them over mountains that go way up in the air. A few points: 1.Â Â Â Â Â Â […]
After my last post regarding Gypsy stonesetting (also known as flush-setting), thought I’d share the steps my friend and fellow metalsmith, Ginger Meek Allen, demonstrated as I learned how to set a stone Gypsy-style. First, you must know the anatomy of a gemstone in order to be able to decipher some of the instructions. This […]
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