Bob Keil's Profile

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I orginally came from just outside manhatten in a town called West New York, NJ. Went in the service , came out graduated from college and went to work.

I started playing with wire in 2001 and was afraid to show anyone my work until my wife convinced me that it was good enough. we started selling retail and realized shortly after that The wholesalec market is where I belong. The items shown are primarily one of a kind items. I like working in the free form arena with pieces that are not uniform and try to use wire that shows the piece off to its best advantage.

I started working in Sterling Silver and Gold filled wire, however the price of silver and gold quickly out paced most of my customers ability to purchase the jewelry. We then started to explore alternate metals. Stainless Steel was considered but the possibility of allergy…

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  • Born on July 10
  • Joined August 30, 2007

Favorite materials

14 K rolled gold, Argentium Sterling Silver, hypoallergenic aluminum

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About

I orginally came from just outside manhatten in a town called West New York, NJ. Went in the service , came out graduated from college and went to work.

I started playing with wire in 2001 and was afraid to show anyone my work until my wife convinced me that it was good enough. we started selling retail and realized shortly after that The wholesalec market is where I belong. The items shown are primarily one of a kind items. I like working in the free form arena with pieces that are not uniform and try to use wire that shows the piece off to its best advantage.

I started working in Sterling Silver and Gold filled wire, however the price of silver and gold quickly out paced most of my customers ability to purchase the jewelry. We then started to explore alternate metals. Stainless Steel was considered but the possibility of allergy still existed due to the additives added to make the stainless steel. We finally found and explored Aluminum. We found a alloy of aluminum that was bright, malleable and in gauges we could work.

I occasionally still work in Gold Filled and sterling silver but mostly for my own enjoyment. I usually have a piece or two on our display table at the shows we do. Thus we have come full circle where we are doing retail and no wholesale. In order to sell retail at a fair price there is no room to sell wholesale. So we have hit the road trying to do at least 3 shows a month plus what we can sell from our ETSY web site..

I am still growing and pieces done a year or two ago just do not match up with what I am doing now. But you be the judge!!!

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