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Over the next several weeks I will be all over the place–traveling, teaching, entertaining foreign (polymer) dignitaries, readying the family home for sale, and making the final move for the business at the end of it all, I needed to pull a few things off my plate during this period. Not doing the blog was […]

I always hesitate to post pieces with little or no color, as they just don’t get that immediate attention that really colorful work does. But, it would be hard not to talk about monochrome, which is another classic color palette that is ideal for mokume. The advantage of monochrome is it’s striking and often graphical nature. […]

Sorry about the problems and delays last week. We are back on track and we’re going to continue looking at various pieces where the craftsmanship really makes the difference. In this shawl pin by Ukraine’s Asya Kuzahmetova, the lines are perfectly applied and the neatness and finely crafted details make for a simple but lovely piece. She […]

Today, let’s dial it down to something more attainable for us mere mortals. We don’t all have quite the level of patience to accomplish what we saw the last couple days but perhaps we could approach that with techniques where intricate work can be accomplished on a smaller scale. If you’ve been following this blog […]