Brass Bristle Brush Burnishing

When you’re working with sterling silver (92.5% silver) or fine silver (99.9% silver), including silver precious metal clay (pmc), you’ll need to burnish your silver in order to finish your piece. Whenever you heat your piece, it will turn colors. If heated in a kiln, it will turn white. After soldering, you’ll need to pickle…

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A Helping Hand – 360 Bench Vise

I just ran across this marvelous bench vice option today, and I’m seriously considering ordering it for my bench. I have a hard time with my hands falling asleep or going numb. It can happen at any time, but mostly when I’m really trying to get some work done. Not the easiest thing to deal…

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Save a Lung – Get a Fume Extractor

If you’re just starting out soldering, please pay attention to your own safety and keep it at the utmost importance. The world needs you and your special talents! So please keep your body safe. Soldering your jewelry – or anything really – can release toxins and/or fumes into the air that are not good for…

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Guitar Pick Shape Template

One of the most popular designs in my shop is my guitar pick shaped fingerprint piece. It’s been a great gift for many gentlemen, as well as ladies, who are music lovers! The pull to music runs very deep in my family, so this piece- this shape brings up beautiful memories for me, which make…

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Mini Vice Tool

What stops many new jewelers from becoming full-time jewelers is the cost of tools! Let’s face it, it can get expensive fast! BUT when you’re just beginning, it doesn’t have to be so expensive, if you’re willing to try to hunt up some good deals, and wait until your skills have developed to purchase the…

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Ring Shank Template

Working in PMC and dying to create some substantial rings? This is little ditty is the fix you’ve been looking for! I have a few that I keep handy, but this one is a really nice template – a core tool. It’s super simple to use! 1. Simply roll out your clay, make it a…

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How to Create an Arrow Ring – Preview

While I’m working on the newest tutorial for members, I wanted share a peek with you! You can watch a few of the steps that I use to create this Rustic Arrow Ring in Sterling Silver in the video below. I’m putting the finishing touches on the full tutorial, with full instructions and lists and…

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