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What the cat brought home

Summer has reached its peak, bringing a bounty of natural source material. In the warm evenings, our cat, Babu, who is a natural scrounger…

Started by Charity Hall

0 Aug 29, 2012

Real Primates Make Tools...A Primer on Chasing Tools and Stamps

Making your own tools will cut costs and give you absolute control over quality.  Many metalsmiths make their own chasing tools for persona…

Started by Charity Hall

2 Jul 24, 2012
Reply by Charity Hall

Building Studios and Community in Tucson: Jeanne Jerousek-McAnich

When Jeanne Jerousek-McAnich arrived in Tucson in 1976 after receiving her MFA in metals from Kent State University, she transformed Tucson…

Started by Charity Hall

2 Jun 8, 2012
Reply by james malonebeach

Concrete to Paper: Tom McCarthy and Francesca Vitali

In 2007, Francesca Vitali explored metals for the first time when she took the Necklaces class taught by Tom McCarthy at the Penland School…

Started by Charity Hall

1 May 3, 2012

Bee-cology and Science of Scrounging: Greg Corman

Greg Corman is a Tucson-based sculptor who works primarily with reclaimed wood, steel, and found objects to create functional bee habitats,…

Started by Charity Hall

5 Apr 29, 2012

What's the opposite of Scrounge? PURGE!

Hi All,        Just beware of the dangers of scrounging. If that little OCD bugger gets going inside you, over time, the shear mass of STUF…

Started by Glen S. Gardner

10 Apr 4, 2012
Reply by gene pijanowski

Why Scrounge?

When I arrived in the studio at East Carolina University to start the M.F.A. program in Metal Design, I carried my little blue tacklebox (t…

Started by Charity Hall

9 Mar 31, 2012
Reply by Brigitte Martin

From Basketball Courts to Bowling Alleys: Andy Cooperman and Dan DiCaprio

As a veteran bench warmer for many basketball teams in my youth, I spent a lot of time staring at gymnasium floors. Some gleamed smoothly w…

Started by Charity Hall

7 Mar 8, 2012
Reply by Charity Hall

Scrounging for Studio Space

The other day, while cleaning dirt off of several bottles of old enamels, I saw something scurrying toward the bottom of the bucket.  Think…

Started by Charity Hall

0 Feb 26, 2012

Craigslist: Best Finds

One of my favorite Craigslist gurus is Fred Zweig, Central Arizona College professor and metalsmith based in Tucson, AZ.  Zweig also lectur…

Started by Charity Hall

0 Feb 12, 2012

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Kelly M Nye

Makers, Metalsmiths, and other Monikers.

What do you call yourself? Where do you belong in the Polarized Convocation of Jewelers?

This blog is a research-based discussion of personal inclusions in the Jewelry/Metals field and the titles and boundaries that define us as artists.

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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Bishopsland Educational Trust  Up Coming Events: Bishopsland at Jacobs Jewellers2nd to 22nd June 2015Jacobs Jewellers, 25 King Street, Reading, RG1 2HE Henley Festival8th to 12th July 2015Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, RG9 1AH Art…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Hothouse from the Crafts Councilhttp://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=a47fc1f38d7b79f55813e2e48&id=d1c97c23cd&e=247ffc61e9The Crafts Council runs a national programme of creative business support for craft makers within three years of setting…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"OPEN CALL DESIGNERS IN RESIDENCE KORTRIJK 2015Deadline Deadline: 02 juni 2015Designregio Kortrijk invites recent design graduates from the various creative disciplines to apply for its Designers in Residence Kortrijk programme 2015. During a working…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Hothouse from the Crafts Council The Crafts Council runs a national programme of creative business support for craft makers within three years of setting up their practice.Hothouse has successfully supported 163 makers over the last five years with…"
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#SnagBoston

Image courtesy PlatformaGoing to be in Boston for the SNAG conference this week? Come say hi! Not going to be there? Follow along with the shenanigans on Instagram or Twitter by following @thejewellist (t) or @thejewellist (i).Don't know/care what I'm talking about with…See More
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How Do You SAY?

Schmuck and other European termsschmuck[shmuhk]noun,(English slang) an obnoxious or contemptible person(Yiddish derivative of schmock): penis(German): jewel, adornment“You cannot force linguistic usage: the acceptance of a word depends on many factors.”- Liesbeth den BestenI have always been fascinated with etymology and I thought it is a perfect time to dive into alternate terminology. With Dutch artist, Ruudt Peters delivering the keynote speech on Wednesday at SNAG Boston, I am excited to…See More
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Rabbits, Glass Sheep, Ada Lovelace and Virginia Woolf in Hindi

The main event this week has been completing my watch and chain for the ACJ exhibition "Sleight of Hand". The last element to be completed was the fitting of a glass to the 1838 silver watch-case which was the catalyst for the whole piece and I found an incredible place in Kent where, for a very modest fee, a traditional thick, bevelled mineral-glass was cut to fit, polished and fitted. (Anyone else requiring this service should contact "Crystalfit":…See More
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