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


Here is a soldering tip for those little jump rings from @embercanyon - “Rather than messing around with tiny solder pieces and tiny jump rings that constantly move around, fly off your pieces, or just generally don’t do what you want them to do - try... more

Here is a #diytool and tip for setting fragile stones like opals from @lucywalkerjewellery - ““Bezel setting fragile stones doesn’t need to be scary but we do need to work mindfully. Here I’m setting an opal doublet with a home-made brass bezel... more

Love these safety tips from @basecampjewelry you can also comment “send me the blog” and I will DM my blog article on studio safety while pregnant. The thing is all humans should use these safety tips! One thing I want to note, flashback arrestors are... more

Here is a tip for using a milgrain tool from @jo_mako - “For the best results milgrain needs to be applied to a fine edge, slowly applying pressure while pushing forward. If you slip off softly run the wheel back over the done section until the wheel... more

Love this chain storage tip from @dangbravegirl - “This is what I've used for years to store my sterling chain. Cut dowels/scrap rods to fit inside tote, mine is a standard 14x14x3 and accommodates spools from Rio... which I labeled with reorder... more

You need a welder first and foremost! But what about all the other accessories?? @sunstonepj makes a starter pack that has everything in this video plus silver chain to practice! It retails for $200 they also sell bulk chain you can use for permanent... more

Let’s talk for a second about magnetic clasps from @stullerinc, I believe there is value in having the ability to provide this option to customer’s who struggle with getting a necklace or bracelet on or off due to mobility, arthritis or any other... more

Some excellent wax carving tips from @makihandmadeart - “I always found small wax models difficult to pick up and hold without breaking them. So I came up with the idea of sticking the model on a brass disc - I just used superglue to attach it. This... more

Here is a soldering tip from @maggiethebear - Here’s a trick for picking up and placing chips of solder. I like to use a tiny paint brush that’s damp with water to position pieces of solder in hard to reach areas. The paintbrush applies the chips... more

Here is a brilliant organizing tip for all those flex shaft bits from @ritualremains - "Small parts organizers like these are your biggest friend to find what you need fast. Jewelry making has an infinite amount of small parts that need to be... more

Comment “custom stamp” to get a link sent straight to your DM! Have you been looking for a custom stamp with your logo on it? Or maybe a custom design element to set your work apart? You can find these awesome stamps at @impressart They are also... more

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