The Mobile Jeweler: My 2 Easy Tips

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Just starting out making jewelry? Don't have a dedicated "spot" in your home to label your studio only? You're not alone!

I started out with a "mobile" station, setting up and taking down where ever I could in the house. And now that I am able to have a whole room specifically for my studio and nothing else, I still use my mobile studio when I go on short trips and mini vacations! It works just perfect for me, and I wanted to share it with you!

Here's 2 of my big (yet simple) tips for a mobile jewelry station.

Are you mobile? What do you use? Share your tips and tricks for the rest of us beauties in the comments below! Can't wait to hear from you ;)

Happy Soldering!

8 Comments

  • Deborah Bergen

    Reply Reply September 14, 2013

    Hello Laura, I must have signed up for something to be getting your emails. Glad I did!
    Sounds like you sell videos, where do I find them. I was thinking of going to school to become a silver/ goldsmith. Thanks for sharing appreciate you. Sincerely, Deborah

  • Mappy

    Reply Reply August 9, 2013

    Laura you are a genius I couldn't believe how easy it is, I have been told that soldering in jewelry is really hard and complicated, that you need hips of special machinery, and then I got your video about how to make a sterling silver ring out of scrap, and bum; I got my material and made my own, and now I put something different to my jewelry making. BIG THANKS YOU ARE THE BEST :) all the best....Mappy

  • Denise Lorenz

    Reply Reply July 11, 2013

    Love your videos and I leave wanting more from you :) I bought a small collapsible table from Walmart because I am VERY messy but it is perfect for being mobile or working in small spaces. Baby Food Jars with Lids are great for carrying and preserving my Dandix Flux (which I am in LOVE with btw )

  • Kris Lowe

    Reply Reply July 8, 2013

    I have a question: is it safe to have the soldering, with pickling, in a room with carpeting? Not sure how to protect the carpet from spills. My soldering and metalwork stuff is in my garage, which is not airconditioned or heated and it has no windows and very little ventilation ability even with the door open. I am also using a spare bedroom for my wirework, but am finding that I am back and forth between these 2 rooms. I have become interested in small torch use up in the bedroom, but not sure how to protect against spillage, should it happen. I know better than to say it will never happen, since eventually I have to change out the pickle... and one cannot ever say 'never'. Suggestions?

  • Judy Burke

    Reply Reply July 2, 2013

    Very nice. Gives me confidence to get going, no excuses. As novice, tho, I need to know procedure of which flux(name) then quench, and which acid(name) and how do you mix it. I know to put pc. In crock pot for 5 minutes. What's best method for polishing. Thank you,judy

  • Lynda

    Reply Reply July 2, 2013

    I have to do something similar. I have a big plastic tub that I put most of my things in, since I don't have designated space at home. But I like the idea of smaller baskets in case I want to leave the house with a project.

  • Holly Copado

    Reply Reply July 2, 2013

    Laura, I'm always so interested and thankful any time you share things you've learned. I've had an interest in learning to solder (and in making jewelry) for about 4 or 5 years now...but always fear I won't be good at it, so I never really even start. I even bought a kiln, tools, metal clay textures and tools, and so on. I did set up a tiny space for myself in the only place I could find in our house --- our laundry room! I don't love the space and wish I had a designated work space, however, that's probably just an excuse I'm using. Anyway, please continue to share info as you're able and willing. It's greatly appreciated!

    • laura

      Reply Reply July 2, 2013

      Holly! Thank you so much for your kind, sweet words! They are so uplifting, and I do appreciate them! It's so wonderful you've already gathered, what sounds like, a lot of tools and supplies that you need to get started. I know you'll be great! Do some positive self-talk and situate yourself in a position to begin. And I think you'll be so amazed at what you can accomplish. Definitely don't give up! Even if it seems like a far off dream of "someday"... take little steps here and there and soon you'll find yourself doing what you love ;) Many blessings to you! ~Laura

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