Herb-Coach Marble's Profile

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Today, I'm a retired teacher and coach, after thirty years of perpetual motion and activity I now love having the time for QUIET creativity. The silver jewelry that I create in my shop allows me a generous amount of quiet time. But, when I want to take a break from that, I need only to engage with my 2 grandchildren and enter the ACTIVE MODE. I live in a community originally named Silver City. Now named Argentine a Latin word that means silver. And, in 1898 we were believed to have the largest smelting plant in the World, and known as the "Silver Refining Capital of the World', producing 1/8 of all the silver in the United States. Now if you can imagine, I may be using the very same silver, to making silver jewelry, that was originally processed in the smelting plant once located just 3-4 short blocks from my home over 125 years ago.

SPOON BRACELETS
I make silver-plate…

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  • Male
  • Born on May 26
  • Joined February 15, 2011

Favorite materials

Sterling, Silver plate, Swarovski crystal, Sterling wire, crystals, unique stones, silver plate, magnets, spoons, forks, knives

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About

Today, I'm a retired teacher and coach, after thirty years of perpetual motion and activity I now love having the time for QUIET creativity. The silver jewelry that I create in my shop allows me a generous amount of quiet time. But, when I want to take a break from that, I need only to engage with my 2 grandchildren and enter the ACTIVE MODE. I live in a community originally named Silver City. Now named Argentine a Latin word that means silver. And, in 1898 we were believed to have the largest smelting plant in the World, and known as the "Silver Refining Capital of the World', producing 1/8 of all the silver in the United States. Now if you can imagine, I may be using the very same silver, to making silver jewelry, that was originally processed in the smelting plant once located just 3-4 short blocks from my home over 125 years ago.

SPOON BRACELETS
I make silver-plate and sterling silver spoon bracelets, earrings, rings, key rings, pendants,knife handle ink pens, boutonnieres, and flower vases from knife handles and tea spoon. After running a test market a couple of years ago, I discovered that people really do like my work. So, over the last two years I have acquired many more silverware patterns, and have decided to reopen my shop and share my work once again.
My original inspiration came from our parent's silverware, an inheritance nearly forgotten in the basement. The silverware created a growing dilemma for how it should be divided among family members.
My solution was to get it out of the basement and spread it around, to re-purpose it if you will, in the form of "Bracelets" . I made my wife and her sister, my three nieces, my daughter in-law, and finally my grand daughter and grand niece bracelets from that silverware. Inheritance problem solved.
Those bracelets included two Swarovski crystals that represent birthstones, one for each of my wife's parents, the original owners. And, happy to say, everyone loved their bracelets. They stimulated memories of gatherings around the table with family and friends at all of our special occasions.
I enjoyed the creative experience so much that I have decided to continue making bracelets, earrings, rings, key rings, pendants, and a multitude of wedding accessories with the newly acquired silverware patterns.
In the QUIET of my shop, while making a bracelet, I often think about the history behind each piece of silverware. Often spanning a period of more than 100 years celebrating anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, and special occasions. I love bringing each piece back to life as re-purposed with a new beginning and a unique renewed beauty.
One more thing to remember is that as we all age differently, so does the silverware that I find. And knowing that, one should allow for a certain appreciation of the patina that goes with it's aging. I hope you enjoy shopping in my store. And, if I can help you in creating lasting memories for the family or for a wedding from a cherished set of silverware that you own, feel free to contact me. I would love to help.

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