I have been doing some reading about a book called Enduring Splendor - Jewelry of India's Thar Desert, and what an inspiration it has been. Take a look below at the remarkably intricate work these men (only men are allowed to be silversmiths in this area of India) are able to make with just a few basic hand tools.
There is jewelry inspiration everywhere.
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I am Laura Teague, a metal smith, knitter and sewist living and working in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and traveling the western US whenever I can!