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January 23, 2008
Originally uploaded by esjewelry
I've been making some hand-forged sterling silver hoops in various sizes. My favorite is this one, the smallest. It takes a surprising amount of detailed work to make these- rounding the ends, making the thickness at the curve just right (and matching exactly on each.) Then they go into the tumbler for polishing. This also gives them extra strength and hardness so they keep their shape.
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January 13, 2019
Good to hear from you Mike. I always know etlxcay what to write to get you to pipe up, right? Reasonable people can disagree on these rankings, but Syracuse did just lose AT HOME to Pitt by DOUBLE DIGITS. I understand the Kansas-Cornell analogy by we all know Kansas would beat Cornell 9 out of 10 times. That’s the definition of a fluke. Can we say that about Pitt-Cuse? I don’t think so. Let me see more and then I will adjust accordingly. As for West Virginia and Villanova, I’ve had them 1-2 in that order since October and I see no reason to change that right now. Nova losing to Temple in one of those crazy Big 5 games (where upsets are commonplace) doesn’t upset the apple cart in my mind. Again, it’ll all play out. I actually enjoyed Boeheim’s postgame after Seton Hall, even his potshot at the media about OOC schedule strength (at least the quotes were interesting and usable). Much better than the normal blah-blah-blah you get from a lot of the other guys. Bitter, the point about last year’s Big East is how it was the deepest league ever. Obviously no league was better at the top than those mid-80s Big Easts. If it makes you feel better the next time it comes up I will put an asterisk and a footnote making this distinction. Piratefocus,I’ve been beating the drums for Fero Hall as you know, but he is way too small to play center in the Big East. Have you seen the size of the postmen on the other teams? Big John is a space-eater and is useful in short spurts (alas, his knees have robbed him of the rest). Fero has to beef up big-time before he can hold his own at center for any reasonable lengths.
February 05, 2008
i love your work. i’d so love to do some metal-smithing my self but am having difficulty findind anyone to point me in the direction of starting (i’d rather self teach) at least to be able to do a few things.
great small hoops.
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