How to request custom handmade jewelry

I recently joined the site custommade.com (here is my profile). This is a well done site that allows people to post requests for all types of custom made items directly from the makers. These days with advances in metals manufacturing almost any design is possible. However, not all designs are compatible with traditional techniques. I […]

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Another chasing pitch experiment

I think I am going to like this pitch. I had some casting wax that I had experimented with as a chasing pitch, a la David Huang, but I didn’t like it. It was not sticky enough to hold in a vessel and was too soft. So this morning I heated up some pine rosin,  added […]

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Me in my Studio

This is me working at my bench  in my studio. It is messy and probably not as organized as it should be. My jeweler’s bench was found at a thrift store. It is cluttered with halfway done projects and stuff I’ve collected over the years. One day, I will clean it up and make spaces […]

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