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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Pulling it out from under the Mattress...so to speak.
Step one is to clean the blanks.When I found them, they were so old they hardly look like gold and they actually are from the days when we hand carved every wax. So I sand and polish my blanks to a nice clean surface.I find no matter the finish you want in the end...a perfect polish is the best ground to stand on .
Posted by Kathryn Holton Stewart
- Kathryn Holton Stewart
- “The artistic process nurtures those who thrive on creating. It begins with an idea that is brought to life through techniques new and old, and completed through connecting with our customers.” Goldsmith, Kathryn Stewart began her journey into jewelry design and creation at Savannah College of Art and Design in 1990. Kathryn's innate sense of design, brings a simple elegance to her work. Her mastery of line and technique balances nature and architecture. Greatest influences lie in Art Nouveau design, Japanese Woodblock Printmaking, and Italian Engraving. Applying many techniques found in turn-of-the-century jewelry intertwined with her use of modern technology, Kathryn creates jewelry which reflects the qualities of each person she encounters. She can now be found alongside her husband and fellow Goldsmith, Ben Stewart, behind their jewelers benches at Silver Bonsai Gallery, located on the Outer Banks of NC 's Roanoke Island.
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