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

Tips

Was delighted to install this Ring + Bezel Mandrel Holder ✨ NEW ✨ from @lionpunchforge inspired by a tip shared by our community, made of aircraft grade aluminum! Comment “I’m ready to organize” if you’d like me to send you the link to the holder. I... more

You don’t want to miss this conversation I had with Laura of @thewildpine She shared her top tips on how she has grown a successful, full-time jewelry business using her Instagram page. ⁣ ⁣ The podcast “Jewelry Making Tips With Metalsmith Society” can... more

Tip for a too tight bezel from @martindenoch “Have you ever made a bezel too tight? But of course you have! We’ve been there all! But it’s ok, there is a way to solve it!” Use a drill bit and roll in on your steel block!” Martin thank you! You have... more

It’s the simple tips that I find the most helpful. A safe way to polish a chain is to do so by hand, rotary tools like flex shafts and polishing machines can be dangerous as they can grab and wrap a chain. I just hammered a little nail into my bench... more

I had never worked harder on something than I did on this book. I was given only five months and I did this on top of my already full schedule of running our wonderful community, my jewelry and being a mom of two young kiddos. I am truly so proud of... more

As @lynetteandreasenjewelry says be sure to clean up afterwards and a wear a mask because of the dust👏😷 great tip to give new life to your solderite board! Some fun facts about solderite: Solderite Board (calcium silicate) these boards are more dense... more

Turn your broken drill bits into DIY sandpaper rolls from @rollindesignspuglia - “Turning broken drill bits into a handy sanding drum 💡✨I used a pink grinding stone burr to modify the bit!” Thank you so much for allowing me to share this!!! I always... more

I love how @trailfolkdesigns used their wooden drawers: “So happy to check this off my to-do list! I had drawers of cabs that were “semi organized” ever since I started this metalsmith journey, but I snipped some $3 bamboo sticks to fit the various... more

It’s another automation to deliver you info straight to your inbox!! 🥳 Comment including the words “learn about bezels” to get Lucy’s blog article all about Bezel Heights DM’d to you. What is too short? What is too tall etc. Here is a tip for uneven... more

Breaking news! @impressart has just launched their Burnishing Tumbler. A small, variable speed tumbler for jewelers that cost $135, 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬 “𝐈’𝐝 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐚 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭” 𝐈 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐃𝐌 𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐞! 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐨... more

Congrats @hello_heylo 🥳🥳🥳 I use my @lindstromtools EDGE Flush Cutters DAILY (model 6152), they are available from @riogrande at the affordable price of $25. 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬 “ 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬” 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈’𝐥𝐥 𝐃𝐌 𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐏𝐋𝐔𝐒 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞... more

Episode 11 of the podcast is super fun, I share about the tips that have gone viral on the page from @scottjamesjewelry @kathrynreidjewellery and @jo_mako I also got to share the experiences of @allieperrydesigns and @chelsealeighjewelry who have both... more