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Trade:
Spoon-smith
Locale:
Rose Way, Portland

"I have a passion for collecting these lost pieces of art, so most of my work is using rare collections that are not exactly easy to find."

Hillary's grandmother (that would be Dora Lou) was an avid collector of vintage and antique silverware — and if they were rare pieces from the mid 1800s and early 1900s? Even better. Hillary has always felt really blessed to be able to repurpose the wonderful collection, taking these lost pieces of art and turning them into something wearable and, yes, collectable. Using her grandfathers tools and techniques, he taught her how to care for each unique pattern, as each piece requires a special kind of handling. With that knowledge, Hillary not only knows how to grow her collection, but just how to make these rings extra charming. Her methods and materials may be old-fashioned, but the finished product is anything but.

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