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Taking Valentine Rose Orders for your Sweetheart!

Taking Valentine Rose Orders for your Sweetheart!

I’m now taking orders for Russian style Roses for Valentine gifts. Orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis, and must be placed by January 31 to guarantee delivery by Valentine’s Day. Roses are $150.00, plus shipping ($15.00), within the USA.  For international orders, or local pickup, please contact me.

 

If you would prefer a more personal touch for your sweetheart’s gift, and you have a little experience with a blacksmith’s hammer, come forge that Russian Rose yourself, for the perfect, personal Valentine gift! Two classes are available, again on a first come, first served basis, just before the holiday. For more information and to sign up, please go to http://kirksullensmetalart.com/intermediate-blacksmithing-classes.

 

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Octopus

Octopus

I first read about forging an octopus in 1991, in a newsletter from the Rocky Mountain Smiths. Jim Fleming was the editor, and he ran an issue about forging animal forms. I didn’t actually use that knowledge until a project came up in 1997. I made a few changes to what I had read to… Continue Reading