Putting Jewelry Hubs Back to Work

Putting Jewelry Hubs Back to Work

Putting Jewelry Hubs Back to Work How artisan Hugo Kohl found his life’s work A stack of rings made by Hugo Kohl using recovered hubs and the traditional methods of jewelry making (Courtesy of Hugo Kohl) As the saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” But can one man’s trash be turned into a thriving business? For Hugo Kohl, it did. Kohl is the president and curator of the Museum of American Jewelry Design and Manufacturing in Harrisonburg, Virginia His serendipitous find on a vacation almost 25 years ago has revived a method of jewelry making long forgotten in the United States In the process, he’s amassed one of the largest collection of vintage American jewelry hubs, machines, and tools in the country.

But the collection isn’t just to be looked at and admired from afar It’s all operational, allowing him to recreate beautiful vintage pieces exactly the way they were created during . Source

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