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Anthony
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Art is a way of life
Interests: Hike, bike, canoe, spelunking, cooking, art, jewelry making, silversmithing, dogs, festivals
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Obsidian glass made into rings. The rings are size 6. I used a 5/8 inch diamond core bit. The slight wable action of the bit moving through the glass widens the whole to fit a size 6 or 6.5 ring. Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at SandbarSilver
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at SandbarSilver
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This is a simple leather and pull tab bracelet. The tabs were bent in a curve to form to the wrist while a flat braid leather keeps a low profile. Funky. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at SandbarSilver
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More pull tab jewelry creations. It is fun to see what you can make with something that will be thrown away. Here are some of my creations. What can you do? Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2012 at SandbarSilver
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Great fun using material that would normally be thrown away to make something enjoyable. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2012 at SandbarSilver
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Chain mail from soda cans is a clever and fashionable way to recycle and make something that looks cool. There are different ways to accomplish this so don't be afraid to experiment and see what works for you. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2012 at SandbarSilver
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The following will give you an idea of how to make a slider out of a typewriter key. Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2011 at SandbarSilver
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This is what is left of the column of rock (no mortar used) that supported the first bridge over the Duck River in Columbia, TN. Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2011 at SandbarSilver
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Going, going, gone. I caught the sun sinking into the west pulling the light like a sheet behind it. Just no way to truly capture the image that the eye sees. Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2011 at SandbarSilver
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Massive feathery mountains of back lit white march in evenly spaced unison across the sky-blue field of autumn’s exhale. Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at SandbarSilver
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Cool little keepsake. This Boston Terrier is a cast iron piggy bank. I would use it as a neat doorstop. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2011 at SandbarSilver
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The glass was picked up on various canoe trips when I would stop at a sandbar and see the glass that was full of character and had transformed back into a part of nature. So I began collecting what appealed to my eye with cutting, drilling and shaping done I would use silver to accent and mount each piece. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2011 at SandbarSilver
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There is an adventurous and romantic feel when someone mentions to you that they have or are going to hike the AT. This is no walk in the woods, it feels more like basic training. Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2011 at SandbarSilver
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Joseph Gregory is the great-grandson of Evalyn Walsh McLean the one time keeper of the Hope Diamond. A captivating and inspiring book by the same name tells the story of this magnificent jewel and the woman who kept it for a time. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2011 at SandbarSilver
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Vaseline glass, uranium glass, kryptonite are all terms used to describe this collector glass that is seen today in many antique stores. Though it does contain uranium dioxide it has been declared safe under normal usage (cutting and shaping because of the dust is not included in normal usage). This... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2011 at SandbarSilver
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The Athenaeum in Columbia, Tn has played unwitting host to the thirteen year cicada. These insects live beneath us for said amount of time. When their fullness of time comes they ascend from the depths to sing with the masses in hopes of attracting the right vessel in order to pass along their genes to another generation. Gooo Cicadas! Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at SandbarSilver
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Blackberry Hill Farm Llocated in Hickman County, raises heritage breeds of sheep, principally Icelandics. Our focus is on developing high quality registered breeding stock, with prize-winning fleeces. The whole family is involved in shearing our own sheep, processing their fleece, dyeing the fleece, hand-spinning yarn and producing clothing and accessories;... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2011 at SandbarSilver
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many hours of labor go into a piece of jewelry like this Egyptian looking golden necklace Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2011 at SandbarSilver
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Master builder of Maury County Nathan Vaught traveled to the Huntsville, AL area and brought back some eighty pine trees and planted them in Columbia's newly laid out Rose Hill Cemetery. This tree stands as a giant sentinel over the temporal resting place of Maury County's beloved. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2011 at SandbarSilver
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I watched the sun sink into the west as the clouds cupped their hands to hold that precious ember as golden hues with orange and red and violet danced around the sky blue background. I sighed and strained my neck as if that would help me look past the horizon where the light was going.~AJS Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2011 at SandbarSilver
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Above is a double canna seed. I have raised this plant for years to make necklaces out of the seed and this is the first time that I have ever( out of thousands of seeds ) seen a siamese seed like this one. Below is how a canna seed usually... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2011 at SandbarSilver
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Rings are not hard to do and are very rewarding. I will make a custom silver ring on a as needed basis. This is a size 1.5 which is tiny and used for babies. One Ring to rule them all an in the darkness bind them. ( I could not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2011 at SandbarSilver
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Everything starts with an idea. I find it easy to transfer my design onto paper. Sometimes I will use a tracing paper but here I just use recycled copy paper. This design will be a repeating leaf pattern necklace that will encircle the wearer's neck. Cutting my pattern. I tend... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2011 at SandbarSilver