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

Tips

Normally I post my LIVES exclusively to my Subscriber feed, but I wanted to share this one with the entire community because there are some fun announcement.⁣ ⁣ The giveaway for Patreon in March will be a @sunstoneweldjewelry mPulse Pule Arc Welder... more

A tip for polishing inside small details from @suethomascreative - “Getting into tiny snooks and crannies, like this silver alpaca nostril! Finest gauge steel wool (0000) wound onto a pointed diamond burr. This finest steel wool on a very thin burr... more

Here is a tip for making even pieces of wire from @atelier32jewellery - “You can use masking tape to tape a few pieces of metal together for filing or sanding, they don't move about and is super useful if they all need to be shaped to the same angle.... more

A tip for using your charcoal block to melt your metal from @fourpence - “I love to use the charcoal blocks because they’re very easy to carve custom shapes into. I use my rotary tool it only takes a couple of minutes. It’s a super cheap and easy way... more

Here is a tip if you want to add your maker’s mark but are concerned stamping might be a challenge or warp your piece: ⁣ ⁣ 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐦𝐩 your custom mark onto 20g sheet .09mm (could be thicker or a bit smaller) and saw out your stamping.⁣ ⁣ 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐲 graphite to... more

Thank you @juneshin for this share! - "One of my favorite tips from @metalsmithsociety shared originally by @marionwild is using binder clips on cross-locking tweezers to hold an item in place for soldering. Here, I'm using it to solder some earring... more

Swipe 👉 to see a tip for filing an open ring from @wendyjonewmetaldesigns - “Besides all the standard uses of a miter jig, I love using mine for preparing a ring band to be soldered to the setting for an open top ring. I cut some sodalite and jade and... more

Recently I made a thrumming video on my jewelry page @corkieboltonjewelry I wanted to share a bit more for those interested. In order to thrum you have to secure your work. I like using thermoloc in a vise because it will hold my work secure without... more

This tip for carving wax bezels is genius, we shared awhile back and I thought it was worth revisiting! Thanks for sharing @kastjewelryco - ”Finally getting the hang of a technique I learned at Kate Wolf’s wax carving course - using my flex shaft... more

Here is a great ball making technique shared by the fabulous @allieperrydesigns - “When I need multiple balls that are all the same size, this is my favorite way to make them. Start with evenly-sized jump rings. Line them up on a smooth soldering... more

Here is a tip with my @sunstoneweldjewelry Orion 150s Pulse Arc Welder, use it to tack a bezel in place prior to soldering! In the instance of this signet ring if it had moved even a little it would be crooked and then I’d have to reheat to try to... more

I am stoked about my new KC Mold - it is a game-changer in ingot casting! 🌟 Crafted by Austrian goldsmith Christian Koch and exclusively available in the USA by Pepetools. Comment included the words “Interested in the KC Mold” if you’d like me to DM... more