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They're Here!

They're Here!

 My name is Louise and I am addicted to tools.  In fact I am probably more of a tool collector than a metalsmith.  But you can't just go around buying wonderful tools without an excuse, so I make things with them - then I sell the things like this Aspen Leaf Bowl so I can buy more tools.  New tools!  It was love at first sight.  These beautiful tools were hand crafted by Saign Charlestein.  They are like fine jewelry. In fact I really don't even like to like hit them with my hammer right away.  You can shop for your own Aspen...

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Simple Copper Care

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Simple Copper Care

For years we have been telling people to use Wright's Copper Cream to clean their copper, and it is very good.  We have always used Barkeeper's Friend Powder to clean for soldering or to add a patina.   We recently found 2 forms of liquid Bar Keeper's Friend and both do an amazing job on copper quickly and they are easy to clean off even in the grooves of the Copper Ladles you will find in our Dining and Serving collection. Easy way to care for your copper. Copper is a reactive metal that responds to the environment by acquiring its own patina, so your...

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The Joy of Christmas

The Joy of Christmas

  As I mentioned in the last blog - we have never made Ornaments before.  I really was not sure exactly how they would do and had not been looking forward to making them all that much. We ended up making over 200 ornaments.  While we were making the first ones it was cloudy but one day the sun came out and when it hit the tray with the Swarovski crystals the ceiling in the studio sparkled with color.  That might just be enough of a reason to make ornaments again next year. We wish you Peace, Love, Hope and...

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Hallmark Movies and Christmas Ornaments

Hallmark Movies and Christmas Ornaments

Christmas movies and ornaments - it must be December.  This year we decided to make some ornaments.  They are exclusively available at the Metal Museum and WinterArts in Memphis. With our family scattered literally across the globe don't actually do much decorating for Christmas.  So I was not really looking forward to making the ornaments. I found out I really like crystals.  The Swarovski Crystals are gorgeous and I must be part crow, because I love the flash.  Then I decided I needed some inspiration to get into the mood, so I started listening to Hallmark Christmas Movies while I worked -...

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Copper Changes the Taste

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Copper Changes the Taste

Copper enhances the taste and aroma of your favorite libation

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