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


LOVE this disc cutter tip from @kaivijewelry - “Here’s a fun trick I picked up along the way! I use a small piece of tape at the end of a scrap piece of metal to act as a tail to hold onto the metal so I can fish out the piece when I’m done punching... more

Here is a wax tip from @waxcarvers - “Wax sheet is so soft and thin you can just use scissors to cut it into shape. And to add some fun to your edges, you can use decorative scissors! Sheet in the video is .8mm but it works on thicker sheet as well.”... more

Here is a super useful tip for casting from @theresaapplegatejewelry -“Here’s a quick way to convert wax weight to metal weight when casting. First you need to the weight of your wax tree, then simply open your Internet browser and search wax to... more

Have you seen these medieval looking bits from our friends at ?!? These are called Mounted Texturing Wheels, comment “send me the link” and I will DM you the link. These wheels come not only in different grits as I demonstrate in the... more

A wonderful wax carving tip from @kathrynreidjewellery - “Once the initial carving is done I apply White Spirit, an organic solvent used in painting with a q-tip to achieve a uniform smooth surface prior to adding the final textures!“ Thank you... more

I don’t often post about merch but it is a fantastic way to support Metalsmith Society, I could not continue to do this without the generous support of our community. Which is your favorite? #jeweler #metalsmithsociety

Here is a metal organization tip from @_kennalayne_ - “My name is makenna and I own Kenna Layne, an online, handmade jewelry shop. I store my silver in a file folder with labels, forever keeping my silver organized. I wanted to share this tip because... more

Today’s tip is supported by @haroldstudio a small, woman owned business that sells a wide variety of solid 14k yellow gold castings that are perfect for adding a little gold pizzazz to your work without breaking the bank! When I am adding a small gold... more

I love how jewelers problem solve and find common household items that are useful in their studio. Thank you @thepineinthevalley for sending this pickle pot tip! “Basket from a Feta Cheese tub makes a great container for your pickle, meaning you don’t... more

This Mini Lamp is 20% off right now, no code needed. If you comment “send me the link” I’ll DM you the one I use. I can honestly say these lamps (I’ve bought two) are a game changer. They make quickly capturing a video of my process... more

Here is a wax carving tip from @madneeco - I’m using big tapered bottle cork bung/stopper as support while carving wax models. Cork won’t scratch the models and is dense enough to give support while working. The one I got (70mm) fit’s perfectly into... more

You can texture with any 6mm stamp using this awesome Multi Function Hammer from our friends at @impressart this affordable ($33) Comment “send me the link” and I’ll DM the info to this hammer which comes with a sprinkle pattern texture stamp, a non... more