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15% off Craft Industry Alliance Membership with this Link!

My membership in the Craft Industry Alliance is one of the best values in my business and creative life. For a mere $79.00 a year (!) you get a twice-a-month journal with top notch writing, research and information and a vibrant and supportive community.

It’s the only organization for craftspeople of all times, as well as folks in the industries that serve craftspeople, including publishers and manufacturers.

Right now, you can join at the 6-month level for 15% off! Join me!

Remember to use your discount code: 15JUNE2018 when you click here:

Craft Industry Alliance Journal

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How to Impact 1 billion People: Get the Mercury out of Gold Mining

Even if you don’t use gold in your own jewelry making, we all need to care about ending the use of mercury in small-scale mining, as it is the source of a huge amount of mercury pollution.

One man is on a mission to make that happen, read about it here:

https://www.elainelutherart.com/how-to-impact-1-billion-people-get-the-mercury-out-of-gold-mining

    
 



History of Hair Jewelry on Dressed Podcast

If you’ve hungered for more on the history of jewelry, you’ll be thrilled with this 2 part podcast episode series by Dressed, a show on the history of fashion.

The show hosts are both fashion historians and while I have never been accused of being fashionable and I think most everyone I know would be surprised and slightly confused that I’m listening to a fashion podcast, it’s a terrific show. The hosts really know their stuff, present it in an interesting way, and there are fascinating intersections of history and fashion.

If you’re interested in women’s history, then it’s particularly interesting because most of fashion history is about women’s clothes.

When I was in college and then briefly in an MFA program for metalsmithing, there were classes in the course catalog for the history of craft, but there was never a professor for that class, it never ran. This podcast and these two episodes on hair jewelry are helping to make up for that!

Part 1 is a history and Part 2 is more about technique, including an interview with a living, present day practitioner of the craft.

Find episode 1 here:
https://www.dressedpodcast.com/podcasts/jewelry-of-sentiment-pt-1-the-art-of-hair-work.htm

and be sure to follow them on Instagram, they post photos to go with each episode and you’ll really want to see the images!
https://www.instagram.com/dressed_podcast

This post is by Elaine Luther.

    
 



We have a shiny new Privacy Policy!

Because I don’t have a traditional email list for this site, I can’t send you another of the emails that you’re likely getting 10s or 100s of this week!  I can only write this post to tell you that we have a new, European Union, GDPR-compliant privacy policy, that you can read here, if you’re so inclined.

If you subscribe to the RSS feed for this blog, you’ll get this info. when this blog post is emailed out to you.  The RSS emails are taken care of by Feedblitz, and they assure me that they are also GDPR-compliant.

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How are Celtic Torcs Made?

Here’s a terrific blog post from UK jeweler and blogger Poppy Porter, who makes music inspired pieces.

In this passionate post she shares photos and what she’s learned about how torcs were made and worn.

When I go to a museum, I always want more information on how things were made and what they are made out of, so this is terrific.

http://www.blog.poppyporter.co.uk/wordpress

    


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