Metalsmithing at Home ~ Finishing Tools Part 2 – Power Tools

Hello and Welcome to the Final Post in the Metalsmithing at Home Basic Tools Series for the Home Studio Jeweler.  Over the past several weeks, we have discussed a lot of information about the basic tools used to make Metal Jewelry in the Home Studio environment. To get a better understanding about the tools, we… Continue reading Metalsmithing at Home ~ Finishing Tools Part 2 – Power Tools

Metalsmithing at Home ~ Finishing Tools Part 1 – Hand Tools

Over the past several weeks, we have discussed a lot of information about the basic tools used to make Metal Jewelry in the Home Studio environment. To get a better understanding about the tools, we have been looking at them from a task based perspective.  And we talked about the Gauge and Temper of metal… Continue reading Metalsmithing at Home ~ Finishing Tools Part 1 – Hand Tools

Back Office Basics – Photographing your Work

Your Photos and Your Brand It has taken me a long time to understand how important my Jewelry Photos really are to my business.  Sure, we know we need decent photos of our work in order to sell our pieces online.  But I’ve finally come to realize that they are also a Vital Piece to… Continue reading Back Office Basics – Photographing your Work

Metalsmithing At Home – Basic Forming Tools – Part 2

Welcome Back to the Metalsmithing at Home Basic  Tools Series. Today we are going to discuss the second task on our list, Moving the Metal. In the the Intro, we defined Metalsmithing as it pertains to the Jeweler’s Life and the making of Metal Jewelry. We talked about the correlation between the tools  we need  and… Continue reading Metalsmithing At Home – Basic Forming Tools – Part 2

Metalsmithing At Home – Basic Forming Tools – Part 1

Welcome Back to the Metalsmithing at Home Basic  Tools Series. Today we are going to discuss the second task on our list, Moving the Metal. In the the Intro, we defined Metalsmithing as it pertains to the Jeweler’s Life and the making of Metal Jewelry. We talked about the correlation between the tools  we need … Continue reading Metalsmithing At Home – Basic Forming Tools – Part 1

Metalsmithing – Soldering Basics

Now that we have covered the Basic Solder Station Setup and Essentials, we can begin to explore the technique. In the last post we discussed how to prep and organize the Solder so we can be ready to go quickly when working on our projects.  Today I am going to outline the key concepts and… Continue reading Metalsmithing – Soldering Basics