Time to try it out!!!

by coralnut on October 18, 2008

This is my first attempt at this.  I am certainly not computer illiterate but blogging seems to be an entirely new world.  In any event, some of you may recognize my “handle – coralnut”.  I am also known as Don at The Charles Belle Studio in SOFL or just Don in SOFL (thats South Florida to those not familiar with the US). I have been a stone cutter and metalsmith for going on 38 years now, having learned the trade in Taiwan while working there for the Dept of Defense.  One day soon, when I figure it all out, I’ll post some of my pieces.  I am now retired from Government service and I have been teaching at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Boca Raton, FL for the past eight years.  About 10+ years ago, I became interested in black coral…which which I became familiar whilst living in Hawaii.  I brought some home with me and later found black coral is readily available on the beaches of South Florida. I won’t go into the differences now but if anyone is interested they can check out my Lapidary Journal article in the Aug 2000 edition and follow-on  items in the Sept and Dec editions. 

For those who might react negatively to my suggestion to use black coral….please don’t.  The coral I use and clearly warn others to use, is harvested only by Mother Nature and collected off the beaches.  Again, I will post some of my creations soon.

Otherwise, it is nice to be on the Orchid blog and I hope to see many of you here.  Already, I have seen some outstanding articles and information.   Cheers to all, Don in SOFL




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bethwicker October 19, 2008 at 7:47 am

Don – great to have you blogging! I always enjoy your Orchid posts. Good luck!

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