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Fads and Fallacies: Art is Life

This article is one of a series of articles from Metalsmith Magazine “Fads and Fallacies”.  For this 1987 Spring issue, A. Stiletto how Art is Life. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In “The Colony of Money” the figure of Fast Eddie Felson…

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Fads and Fallacies: Fashion

This column is about fashion. I have been writing it for a couple of years now, still with some trepidation. Every time I pick up a new issue of the magazine, I hope to find more on the subject, some repudiation that I alone am enamored with fashion’s…

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Fads and Fallacies: Fashion Fads

This article is one of a series of articles from Metalsmith Magazine “Fads and Fallacies”.  For this 1987 Winter, A. Stiletto talks about fashion fads. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Annually for many, not so frequently for most,…

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Fads and Fallacies: First Impressions

As trite as it might sound, we still form our opinions about people as a result of “first impressions.” In fact, our fast-paced culture demands that personal images be codified within the limits of an ever-decreasing attention…

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Fads and Fallacies: Melancholic Designs

This article is one of a series of articles from Metalsmith Magazine “Fads and Fallacies”.  For this 1987 Fall, A. Stiletto talks melancholic designs. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In a recent interview, reported in The New…

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Fads and Fallacies: Modelling Fashion

This article is one of a series of articles from Metalsmith Magazine “Fads and Fallacies”.  For this 1989 Summer, A. Stiletto talks about modelling fashion and the essential relationship between jewelry and the wearer. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…

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Fads and Fallacies: Pocket Knives

The term fashion does not immediately bring to mind knives. But wait! The 1895 Montgomery Ward & Co. catalog offered 131 varieties of pocket knives. They were classified as: “men’s,” “ladies’,”…

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Fads and Fallacies: Post Modern Collection

One of the heralded events in this year’s ebb and flow of jewelry fashion was the arrival of the Cleto Munari Post Modern Collection: 160 pieces, designed by “name” Post Modern architects, produced at a cost estimated at…

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Fads and Fallacies: Surrealism in Jewelry

While Surrealism has had a major impact on how we look at 20th-century art, the same cannot be said for its impact on 20th-century dress. The costumes reflected in the paintings and photographs of the 30s and 40s appear to be merely capricious…

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Making Overglaze Enamels

Overglaze enamels, as their name implies, are made to be applied over other enamels. They act much like paints or inks. While my experience is in enameling steel, I believe this information should be useful to enamelists who work on other metals…

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Metalsmith ’87 Winter: Book Reviews

This article reviews two great books “Practical Casting: A Studio Reference” and “Jewellery of the Ancient World” published in the 1986 Spring issue of the Metalsmith Magazine. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…