Maureen Brusa Zappellini
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  • Tucson, AZ
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"Working on making a new alphabet in metal and resins-- giving my carpal tunnel a run for the money from bending and shaping letters #worthit"
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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Tucson AZ. and I think our Governor is out of her mind.
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
Cosmo's Moon Studio (my studio in my garden)
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
In the summer of 08 I founded the Metalsmiths Unite! facebook group- with a desire to facilitate connections within the metalsmithing world on facebook-
The group has grown bigger than I had even imagined, and we now have a great range of talents and metals people- from hobbiests and gallerists to blacksmiths and goldsmiths.
Metalsmiths Unite is a place to go and meet other smiths, share images/videos, discuss ideas, ask questions, and post workshop/teaching schedules.
Are you on Facebook? Come and join the group!
(now in it's latest incarnation as Metalsmiths Unite 2.0)
https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_128554200556390#!/home.php?sk=group_128554200556390&ap=1

Birthdate:
July 24- hint: I like getting tools :-)

Websites:(do you think I have enough?)
http://mbzmetals.com
http://braceletworkshop.etsy.com
http://cosmosmoonjewelry.com
http://cosmosmoon.etsy.com
http://pewterpalooza.etsy.com


Music/Musicians:
Tom Waits Radiohead arcadefire whitestripes joanna newsom curumin Elliot Smith The Magnetic Fields Leonard Cohen the Cramps Beck animal collective, brooklyn rider, the books, freelance whales
and on and on.. ( still have a tiny bit of space)
I also listen to podcasts like Radiolab, all songs considered(which I LOVE), studio 360 and Jay Whaley's Blogtalk radio podcast- to mention a few
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://mbzmetals.com
What media do you work with?
leather, rubber, found objects

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Metal Prices and the effect on Craft

Posted on April 20, 2011 at 6:18pm 4 Comments

The number says it all- today Silver prices shot up over $45 dollars an ounce. I've never seen it so high- well, never have been really tuned in when it was high before...



In late 1979 I was in 8th grade, in Durham New Hampshire. We had just moved there from Newark Delaware a few months before. One of my memories of that time was a discussion that happened in one of my classes about the rising cost of silver- This was the time when "the Hunt brothers" (Nelson and William Hunt) attempted to corner the world market in silver. Prices from Sept 1979 to January 1980 silver prices rose from $11.00 and ounce to $50 an ounce.(and then subsequently dropped back down under $11, where it remained for many years..)



I recall one of my classmates very excited by this because he and his brothers had been given silver stock as a confirmation gift earlier that year. At the time- the rise in prices didn't mean much to me- it only left me with a pang… Continue

deadlines, good bad and ugly.

Posted on April 13, 2011 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

Well, not really bad..or ugly...and, even though I think deadlines are useful, I'm not sure you could really classify them as good... so, it's established, my title kind of stinks...:-)

Anyhow...There are still a couple of days left for a few important deadlines-

one, we in the US know is that *taxes* thing (which is actually due on the 18th this year..that's 3 more days to procrastinate!)

another thing you may know about is the deadline for VIDEO submissions to the…

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At 4:12pm on October 23, 2013, Stefano Pedonesi said…

Ciao, grazie a te! :-)

At 8:10am on August 28, 2013, Brigitte Martin said…

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At 10:45am on August 31, 2012, Sarah Loch-Test said…

SNAG Forging Entrepreneurs  Maureen- Here's a link to my personal blog, on the SNAG Symposium.  Anything you want to copy/paste to the Metalsmiths Unite page is fine by me!

-Sarah Loch-Test

 
 
 

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