Metalsmith Society Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Tips

Here is a tutorial on tube setting and a reminder of how good @lucywalkerjewellery online classes are. Fantastic video, clear instructions! So affordable for a year membership. COMMENT โ€œREADY TO LEARNโ€ Iโ€™ll send you the deets. I remember back before I... more

*actual* baby Corkie pic from the early 90โ€™s ๐Ÿ˜‚ Join me and eight other talented speakers for @halsteadjewelrysupplies Summer Camp 2024 โฃ โฃ ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€ โ€œ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝโ€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—œ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐——๐—  ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป!โฃ โฃ This $40 event includes 10... more

Here is a tip for getting a flush seam prior to soldering, it works on rings and thicker bezel settings as well from @jen_surine -โ€œ Thatโ€™s right, especially on wide bands, I donโ€™t mess around with trying to file the ends perfectly so they come... more

Tip for creating wax stone settings from @sophie.cunliffe.jewellery - โ€œโœจ๏ธHereโ€™s a simple technique I use to make the base for accurate size stone settings in wax for carving. This technique was developed whilst having a bit playtime at the bench. I... more

Here is a helpful process video of melting your gold dust (collected under your bench pin in tissue paper!) into a nugget to be reworked as sheet or wire from @metalsmithsinflorence - โ€œYouโ€™ve got all this gold dust, what do you do? Refine it yourself!... more

Comment including the words "I am curious" and I will send you a link to this mandrel created by @grstools and it has equidistant lines which allow you to mark a ring. This is helpful when I want to space out stones or areas I'm going to solder or... more

Tip for work holding from @johnnyoro using @grstools thermoloc to create a holder where the ring is easily removed. Also some fantastic footage of cutting a seat! @johnnyoro is one of my engraving instructors and has some amazing content on his... more

Tip for soldering eyelets from @goldschmiede_raspe โ€œFor a nice and clean soldering, ensure that the eyelets are well closed. It is recommended that the eyelets have been annealed before bending them together. Do not use too much solder, only apply a... more

Here is a tip for creating a splitshank ring from @mossrockmetals - โ€œThere are so many ways to make a triple split shank ring, but so far my favorite is using a honey comb soldering board that comes with pins to hold my work down (I purchased mine... more

A fantastic tool but also a technique to prep a ring seam for soldering. โ€œIf you see light, it ainโ€™t right!โ€โฃ โฃ COMMENT โ€œBENDING TOOLโ€ for a link to this awesome tool from Pepe.โฃ โฃ This ring bending tool can also help shape a soldered ring and bend 60... more

Here is a tip for heat protecting while soldering delicate jump rings from @shayne.suttie.silver-โฃ โฃ โ€œIโ€™m sharing this because itโ€™s probably the cheapest and easiest โ€˜hackโ€™ Iโ€™ve ever found! And works a treat too!โฃ โฃ โ€œWhen soldering finicky jump rings... more

Comment including the word โ€œvisionโ€ and I will send you info and my $100 off affiliate promo code for @craftopticsโฃ โฃ My CraftOptics have provided me with the magnification and light to see my work up close as I do all types of techniques and they are... more