“Silversmith. Work only with silver materials today. Try working on a silver surface for a real challenge.”

As kids we somehow got the notion that because our Dad’s middle name was Comstock, that we were heirs to the Comstock Silver Lode. Well, much to our empty pocket dismay, we did not see that inheritance ever materialize. Id four dad was still with us, I am sure he would be happy to demystify us.

I got the idea for today’s project from some silver cloth beaded ornaments I got when visiting the Biltmore Estate with my sister this past October. What a treat to see such beautifully constructed and detailed architecture. Nothing like being a Vanderbilt to do it up right.