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I am an independent Craftsperson working in Southern California. I work with my hands; I'm most happy with my hair tied up, wearing an apron that has seen much better days and, covered in whatever it is I'm working on at the moment. Metal polish embedded under my chipped and broken fingernails...top the whole pretty picture off (grin), with my magnifying visor or safety glasses perched on top of my head. That's me. I work with my hands for a living and I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity.

What sets my work apart from other jewelry is my attention to detail and finishing. Solder blobs are filed away, edges are smoothed over, joins are perfectly matched, even the inside of the bezels are polished before I set the stones. I often make my own tools for specific purposes, punches that don't scratch stones, altering commercial tools, cutting my own press dies…

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  • Female
  • Joined June 21, 2007

Favorite materials

Gold, Silver, Chrysoprase, tahitian pearls, beach stones

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About

I am an independent Craftsperson working in Southern California. I work with my hands; I'm most happy with my hair tied up, wearing an apron that has seen much better days and, covered in whatever it is I'm working on at the moment. Metal polish embedded under my chipped and broken fingernails...top the whole pretty picture off (grin), with my magnifying visor or safety glasses perched on top of my head. That's me. I work with my hands for a living and I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity.

What sets my work apart from other jewelry is my attention to detail and finishing. Solder blobs are filed away, edges are smoothed over, joins are perfectly matched, even the inside of the bezels are polished before I set the stones. I often make my own tools for specific purposes, punches that don't scratch stones, altering commercial tools, cutting my own press dies.

I love jewelry; jewelry is personal - it can be a personal totem, a talisman, a souvenir, an expression or simply a decoration. Jewelry is kept for years, so often for a lifetime it takes you back to a time - we almost always remember when and where we were given or bought a piece of jewelry - it's not just metal and stones, it's a personal connection.

Visit my shop here ->I http://www.etsy.com/shop/khmetalwork

http://khmetalwork.wordpress.com/
Follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/khmetalwork

watch me make a ring -----> http://www.khmetalwork.com/mkRing/

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