Lapel à la mode

January 18, 2009

I woke up this morning with silver at $11.23, the ground was frozen, and my dog had pee’d on the rug.  The man at the coin shop always cuts me a deal on my silver, I picked up thirty 90% silver coins and four, 1 oz .999 silver coins for $6.50 an oz of silver.  […]

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A Cosmic Tug-a-war

January 13, 2009

For the last four years I have toyed with the idea of letting my side business of designing one-of-a-kind art jewelry become my soul source of income.  That’s the dream since I left home for college.  I would survive on my creativity.  I played around with it after college, but then I was a printmaker/painter.  […]

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Happy KING’s Birthday

January 8, 2009

Happy KING’s Birthday And, why we won’t be at Tucson this year. This year Lora and I have opted not to go to Tucson.  However, we have always had a blast, and I have been reflecting on past trips with some old and new friends, so I thought I would share a few tips and […]

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The Christmas Report – 2008

January 3, 2009
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Amethyst Blossom; and The Little Lap that Could

December 17, 2008
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Cold Journey

December 12, 2008

We have often heard the term, “when hell freezes over;” well, here in the deep South it has.  And, it befits the occasion that I should have finished up four weeks worth of labor on this piece the very night that the devil has to wear a jacket. Steam casting was used to make the […]

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Casting with Steam!!!

December 9, 2008

Steam has moved mountains, millions of tons of steel, and shaped a nation. Steam rises from the deep blue, a paved blacktop after a summer rain, and the base of Mt. Kilauea. Steampunks line up for a Saturday night show, steam is easy, and steam is cheap. Excuse me for waxing poetic, but I have […]

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1st Post and Catching Up

December 1, 2008

I have been a lurker here on Ganoksin for several years, and lately I have been enjoying reading your blogs. I have other blogs that I keep up with at MySpace and Deviant Arts. But, I am looking forward to sharing my more technical explorations in metal and stones here on this blog. I am […]

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