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I'd be glad to answer almost any questions you may have on the subject of turk's heads, my methods of producing rings made with them, etc., though some specific questions can't easily be answered in words. I teach workshops in person, and I have DVDs and tools that I sell, if you're seriously interested in learning. I have put together some of the more common questions and my answers, a sort of Golden Knots FAQ.
I am reachable by a number of different means. Of course you can always type a message into my feedback page's text box and hit "submit", which works very well, but you can call me on the telephone at 1-727-347-0593 at any time. You can record a message if I don't happen to hear it and pick up.
My email address, if you need to type it into a mail program, is
If you just want to write me a letter, my mailing address is:
St. Petersburg, FL 33743
I have rather bad hearing, so if you call my voice number, expect to repeat yourself a lot.
In case I don't answer, please don't be put off by my message, which was recorded for me by Carl Kassel, of NPR. I still have the message, but some people can't take a joke, so I put in a "normal" one.
For those who don't know about the nature of such messages, please be aware that it is a joke. Most folks get that right away, of course, but I've gotten some entertaining responses, usually third hand, but occasionally recorded. The surprised grunts and total incomprehension are pretty pedestrian, but this person went into quite a rant. Here is a version that is cleaned up (the original contains the f-bomb).
I've compiled a listing of various comments that I've received along the way, unedited and unattributed.
I recently asked my previous customers to comment on my site, my rings, and their general reactions to having purchased and worn jewelry from me. So far I've only got a few, but if you're interested, please check them out. If you are already one of my customers, please consider adding your comments.
Note that I despise unsolicited commercial email, and I have absolutely no intention of sharing your address with anyone else, particularly not with internet spammers.
If you want to send me a website link, please leave out the "http:" part, because my spam-blocking will reject it. Also, be sure to replace the default text, rather than just adding to it. Spammers seem to be too stupid to be able to include text that makes sense to me or relates to my website, so I'm not worried about losing important messages.
If you do give me your address, remember that computers are very literal-minded creatures, and spelling counts. I often get returned mail due to "server unknown" errors. If your message to me doesn't get a response within a day or so, please do email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and that will ensure that I get a valid return address.
Customer Satisfaction Survey
If you've already gotten something from me, I would like to know how well I did in satisfying your needs. I've put together this little list of questions and provided space so you can make comments, and, if you give permission, I'll add your feedback to the other responses I've gotten.