Heirloom Arts Revival

Surely you've noticed the trend. Everywhere you look, there is another micro business popping up with handmade, home grown, local, craft, organic, small batch... you name it. Historically rooted craftsmanship popping up everywhere.  This is not quite along the lines of running away to live with the Amish (though this guy did for a year,... Continue Reading →

Damascene Jewelry from Toledo

You know how sometimes a piece of jewelry catches your eye immediately? Okay, well that happens for me plenty (learning jewelry making kinda ramped this up a few notches). It definitely happened at a vintage clothing shop in St. Louis last year, where I discovered two pieces that introduced me to a unique, and it turns out ancient,... Continue Reading →

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