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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Our pin + gorgeous handknit cowl = love


I stumbled across this wonderful picture of our Aluminum Celtic Loops and Spirals

Shawl Pin on Ravelry. It was knit by Yarnella aka Lisa. This is the link to her project


The pattern is called Havelock by Ash Kearns.

I love the way the curves of the intricate cowl work with the curves of our pin.


Saturday, January 18, 2014

New year, new cutters!

At the end of every year we like to buy a new pair of fresh cutters. We’re usually

feeling pretty good financially after the holiday selling season insanity and it’s an

important tool for a wire worker. This year I bought the Swanstrom Heavy- Duty

Flush Cutters.

I wanted something strong and sharp for cutting the harder brass wire and with

a flush cut. I’m still not sure if I like them as much as my Swanstrom Super-Flush

Cutters although they do seem more heavy duty. Gee, I guess that’s why they

called them heavy duty. The smaller pliers in the above picture are my favorite

Swanstrom Micro Chain- Nose Pliers.