A little bird told me - The fusion of old world goldsmithing with modern design
 
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Photograph by Flickr member Miltonmic

Lately, I've been embossing into recycled silver and gold a 19th century bird from one of my antique tools.

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Machines cannot replicate the touch of human hands

It appears to be a dove, and for its age and small size the detail is wonderful.

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This recycled 18K gold ring is hand created at my bench

With my attention on antique birds, it was a delight to stumble upon Kristen Hudgik's night lights.

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Nashville Warbler image, transferred onto a piece of light amber glass

She is also inspired by the beauty and amazing effect of pure light captured in colored glass from another time.




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