Books, books, books!
We are pleased to announce that our ship has come in! Our gracious metal caster, Dan Grandi at Racecar Jewelry has created a dock for 5 pallets of books. As soon as the pallets were broken down and guided to their new home in Pawtucket, we got busy fulfilling YOU, our lovely Kickstarter supporters.
We are about ¾ the way through and many of you have seen them fly into your mailbox. More are coming!
Thank you all for your patience. You have been waiting a very long time and your patience has been rewarded!
3) Book Signings and Reception in California – PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO ALL EVENTS
Burning Man Headquarters
660 Alabama St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Revere Academy of Jewelry
785 Market St. #900
San Francisco, CA 94103
3321 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Knife makers create a distinctive pattern in the handles of their knives. These patterns are called "mosaics" and are made up of square and round metal tubing and rods of different sizes and thicknesses. The combinations are endless and each pattern is the makers mark. Here is a little video on the process.
Mokume-gane is a Japanese term for "wood grain eye". It is a combination of complex metals that can include gold, copper, steel, brass, sterling and nickel silver, iron and bronze. Stacks of 2 x 2, 18 ga metal, scrupulously cleaned and placed under pressure, these plates are heated until they achieve a liouidous state and fuse together. As a stack, steel burs are ground into the metal creating scoops and lines. Worked first on an anvil to flatten and then finally rolled through a mill, the metal "grain" emerges, distinct to that maker. The final result is a beautiful and delicate pattern emulating the grain of wood.