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


I meant to post this back in 2019 πŸ˜†πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ no joke, I have been a solo person doing this page since I started it in 2018 and there are many tips I started DMing someone about and then they got lost in the flood. If you are I were talking about a tip at... more

Here is a technique for soldering granulation balls from @ochre.metals "I can't always get my hands on metalsmithing supplies in my country. Sometimes I have to get creative. I came up with a way to do granulation using what I always have on hand. ... more

I WANT TO LISTEN” and I’ll send you the episode. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Manychat is what allows me to do this automation β˜οΈπŸ˜† Learn how I do it, and how it can help your jewelry making business by listening to the podcast!⁣⁣⁣ Transcripts available for every episode!!... more

Here is a tip for securing metal while you saw from @jakejacobs6 - "Here’s a tip from someone with old eyes who finds tricks to help. I glued some leather on two sizes of clamps to protect the silver and I use them to hold down pieces while I’m... more

Here is a soldering technique shared by @goldschmiedekrauss ⁣ ⁣ People are always curious, β€œwhat is the green stuff, and what is the white stuff?!?”⁣ ⁣ We use children’s plasticine play dough to hold the settings and ring together, then plaster is... more

Great tip for those using solder paste from @willowandtwigg - "This might be worth a try! πŸ”₯ Solder paste is brilliant stuff when it is new and fresh, but can quickly become a pain to use when it gets old and dries out… I shared a reel last year... more

Here is a polishing tip from @lucywalkerjewellery - β€œA really handy technique for polishing those hard to reach areas, called thrumming πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜β€ I asked Lucy what type of string she is using here and she told me thick embroidery thread, but you can also... more

PLEASE READ. So often people comment without reading ☺️ Comment β€œstretcher” if you are interested in having me DM a link! ⁣ This is actually one of my favorite tools (available from @pepetools_usa) because it has saved me so much time, however this... more

One of my favorite production tips that I shared in my book, Metalsmith Society's Guide To Jewelry making. In the back of the book is a Stacking Rings Project where you can practice making multiple rings at once, a fantastic production technique! I... more

Had an awesome conversation about selling niche jewelry with Alex of @acidqueenjewelry you can simply comment including the words: 𝙸 πš πšŠπš—πš 𝚝𝚘 πš•πš’πšœπšπšŽπš— and I will DM you a link to the episode. ⁣ ⁣ All podcasts have full transcripts available with the link... more

Did you know I have a blog?!? I hope so πŸ˜„ I have an article about refining scrap metal but I need your help! I’d love for you to share places you have sent clean scrap and sweeps, especially if you are outside the United States! You would be helping... more

Back in 2018 @jessiephoenix so kindly shared this tip for using a magnetic strip intended to hold knives as an organizer for burs and bits. @ringgoldnicole shared this tip as well in 2020 showing how she uses one for smaller forming hammers and other... more