AUTHOR: linda TITLE: What's Your Type Typewritter Jewelry DATE: 9:57:00 PM ----- BODY:

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couldn't help but stop by the vintage typewriter jewelry table at the Yosemite Writer Conference, carefully decked out with shining sterling silver bracelets, earrings, cuff links and rings, set with colored letter, number and symbol keys of a era only recently gone by.

The smiling man behind the booth was Kerry Loeb, who together with Rachel Hannah makes the recycled pieces from old typewriters that are too damaged to be saved intact. She told me that the rest of these damaged typewriters are then donated to a Tahoe artist who uses them to build life-size human figures.

They were at the conference seen here last year, and once we got to talking I realized I wanted one. I chose a sterling silver ring with a question mark/comma key, and then returned to purchase a random-key bracelet for my mother, who has grown up using these now vintage machines. Today I ordered alphabet-earrings for a writing-and-reading friend in her initials.
Great conversation pieces; and I love recycling!

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