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

Tips

Love this soldering tip shared by @willowandtwigg - "This is the method I use to solder posts to earrings! ⚒️ For a long time I used to use serrated tweezers clamped in a ‘third hand’ holder, but found it really fiddly to get them into position and... more

Tip for making a wide ring shank from @thirdirisjewelryco - "This ring shank stencil is super helpful when making a wide band ring. You can adjust the width and length to make it the exact size you want. I usually just stencil it onto a piece of... more

Listen to this week’s podcast! In eight minutes I discuss tips shared by our community for rust prevention and also what to do once it happens. The link to listen to my podcast is in my profile but be sure to follow the show on Apple Podcasts or... more

Craftoptics are magnification eyeglasses that have changed the game for me! If you have been on the fence about ordering a pair, just go for it!! This pair was made for me, with my prescription! ⁣ ⁣ Working with them allows me to sit with great... more

Polishing in tiny spaces...Love this polishing tip from @suethomascreative - "The spaces between these primrose petal earrings are so small but need a hi shine like the rest of the flower. Pull open a cotton bud and spin onto a small diamond burr and... more

Now is the time to refine your gold scraps with @garfieldrefining gold was 2,335.30 per oz yesterday. 🚨Insane. ⁣ ⁣ To order your free shipping label comment including the words “I want a label” and I will DM you the link! ⁣ ⁣ The process couldn’t be... more

Jump ring making tip from @brianaharrison_metals “My jewelry tip videos are always my most popular on the tok, so I suppose I’ll share them here too 🤍 I always feel like things we do as artist seem obvious to other like minded folk butttttt from my... more

So rad seeing the projects in my book come to life with this video from the talented @laaracerman thank you so much for sharing. The projects in my book were designed intentionally to be simplistic so you can take the framework and then add your own... more

Dapping blocks are so useful!! This tip was shared by both @lm6d and @refraction_manufacturing years ago and it’s one I use on a regular basis in my studio. The dapping block can be used to true up/round a heavy gauge jump ring or ring band by giving... more

Here is a tip for creating prong settings from @jacothejeweller - “This is a method I like to use when creating ‘prong settings’. I use it to divide the tube into equal sections when preparing the grooves for the claws. We do love our bezel forming... more

What is a “dead blow mallet”?!? This Del Rey™ Nylon Dead Blow Mallet from @gesswein.jewelry has a head filled with steel shot and two nylon faces. It has a smilier function to a raw-hide mallet in that it won’t mar your metal but it has extra weight... more

Here is a tool modification tip for wax working from @emilieshapirojewelry - “If you’re using an electric wax pen for the build up technique in wax carving, I love modifying my tool to make a really small tip to get into small spaces if you’re... more