Stories — Tools on Tuesdays


Jessica's pliers

Jessica's pliers
I just wrote a post about my aunt and mentor Jessica Rose so it seemed right that this week I share a picture of her pliers.

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Plumbing snake

Plumbing snake

I had plumbing troubles last week. Big ones that involved bringing in excavators and replacing big pipes. And smaller ones that stopped the shower from draining. 

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Yard sale screwdriver

Yard sale screwdriver
I hope for opportunities to use this screwdriver. I bought it years ago from an old man selling off his tool collection in his yard. 

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Rolodex forever

Rolodex forever
There's something quintessentially American about the Rolodex card index.

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Sewing thimble

Sewing thimble
Years ago, I made a quilt by hand, without using a sewing machine. I read books and taught myself how to quilt through the fabric and batting layers.

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"Many of Estyn's pieces feel like wearable sculpture and ALL are works of art. Anytime I wear something she has designed I am bound to receive compliments on my jewelry — it’s just that worthy of praise and admiration (and I feel rewarded for my fine taste!)."

- Kate Wechsler, Psychotherapist