Oh, Detroit, you're so crafty. And here's another reason why: Craft blog writer finds herself at Foran's, er, the Grand Trunk Pub (they've changed their name and expanded next door), ordering a Faygo Diet Red Pop from the silversmith bartender. He makes Old English D rings, among other things. If you want one, go in and ask for Pauly.
Excerpt from Craftzine
Pauly is a silversmith and has been for about 15 years. From
designing a piece to the wax work and adding precious stones, Pauly
does it all. He learned his craft from his father, also an expert. His
father owned a shop and it didn't take long for Pauly to develop a love
of the craft.
The Old English D rings are also a tradition from his father. His
dad had seen a similar ring and created a modified mold to make his own
version. Pauly took on making them as well. Whenever he would wear one
out, someone would ask him where he got it, just like I did. A great
story of crafty word of mouth.
Just like me, Pauly believes that Detroit is packed with crafters
and DIY folks. Many of his friends are also artists and inspiration
flows throughout their groups.
Read the entire article here.