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

Tips

Quench cup or enamel mug, just make sure you commit to using it one way or the other 🤣 thank you to everyone who has made a purchase to support my efforts continuing Metalsmith Society. I couldn’t do this without you! 🫶 #enamelmug... more

My @craftoptics have:⁣ ✔️ Improved my posture⁣ ✔️ Have my prescription in them (something I can’t do with optivisors) ⁣ ✔️ Seeing better improves my work and saves time!⁣ ⁣ I am partnering with CraftOptics because I think they are well worth the... more

Been awhile since we discussed the most common SOLDERING SURFACES (to the best of my knowledge :) Honeycomb ceramic soldering board: lightweight, have tons of tiny holes, they don’t retain heat and cool quickly. They reflect heat back onto whatever... more

Been awhile since we discussed the most common SOLDERING SURFACES (to the best of my knowledge :) Honeycomb ceramic soldering board: lightweight, have tons of tiny holes, they don’t retain heat and cool quickly. They reflect heat back onto whatever... more

Do you use soft charcoal blocks? @connectingwithmetal sent this image as a cautionary tale. - “This morning I went into my studio to find a pile of ash where my charcoal block used to be. Apparently, a soft charcoal block should be spritzed with water... more

Ever have a tricky piece of metal to sand? Swipe for the tip 👉 ⁣ ⁣ Painter’s tape is so useful! Be sure to put it in the refining bucket when your done ;)⁣ ⁣ #sandingtips #sandingsilver #silversmith #metalsmith #beginnerjewelrymakingtips⁣

Love this wax tip from @pagesargissonjewelry. When creating a custom setting she uses her wax pen to heat the stone and gentle sink it into the wax! Really cool to see the process thanks for sharing Page! #waxcarvingtip #customjewelry #DIYjewelry... more

If you send your dirty sweeps, gold or silver scraps in to @garfieldrefining between now and June 30th you will be entered to win a solid gold coin valued at about $1100+. Comment on this post including the words “I WANT A LABEL” and I will DM you... more

A pickle tip from @kaypeajewelry “If your silver has copper plating on it in your pickle, a little squirt of hydrogen peroxide will clear it right up!” This recipe of 50/50 pickle and hydrogen peroxide is also known as “super pickle.” It can be very... more

Incredible chain making process from @gary_roe_ - “Fusing 22k links is one of the many steps involved in making handmade etruscan style chain. I then use a the copper wire to collect and to drop the gathered links into the pickle.” 🤯 So efficient!... more

With my @sunstoneweldjewelry Pulse Arc Welder I can position my bezel settings, design elements and jump rings in seconds which makes the soldering so much easier. I love to solder but I don’t love spending the time futzing with pieces only to have... more

Do you want to get better at stone setting?!? Elevate your work by setting princess cuts, ovals and mastering flush settings?!? 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 “𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐭𝐬”.⁣ ⁣ I am obsessed with these Practice Sets from @lucywalkerjewellery I took her class “Bezel... more