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Reuse that water bottle!  Find an empty plastic water bottle with straight sides and you can use scissors to cut the plastic (maybe a separating disc for the neck). Leave 2/3 of the neck and it will snap onto your flex shaft like it was invented for this!  Trim the bottle to suite your needs and use as an added layer of protection (DO NOT skip eye protection - PLEASE). we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all.  Be sure to send us your tips!

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#FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity #TeachingTheArtOfMetal #floridagoldsmith #AspiringMetalsmiths #jewelryeducation
#Riojeweler #RioJewelry #BenchTip #TipOfTheDay #JewelryTools #Jewelrytoolbox #jewelrytool #howitworks #benchtool #benchtooljunkies #MetasmithTricks #JewelryTricks #JewelryTip #JewelryTips #toolhack #jewelrytoolmodification

Reuse that water bottle! Find an empty plastic water bottle with straight sides and you can use scissors to cut the plastic (maybe a separating disc for the neck). Leave 2/3 of the neck and it will snap onto your flex shaft like it was invented for this! Trim the bottle to suite your needs and use as an added layer of protection (DO NOT skip eye protection - PLEASE). we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all. Be sure to send us your tips! More tips? Become an insider and join at http://www.fsgmetal.org/join-today.html Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #howitworks  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #toolhack  #jewelrytoolmodification

Need to taper wire ends? I mount 2 sanding discs face to face on an mandrel. Hold the wire in a pin vise and insert it between the two spinning disk, a couple of turns and you get a taper quickly.  Check out our class on Tips, Tricks, and Tool Modifications
with Charles Lewton-Brain:
http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html 
#FSGmetal  #Riojeweler #RioJewelry #JewelryCommunity #TeachingTheArtOfMetal #MakersGonnaMake #AspiringMetalsmiths  #BenchTip #TipOfTheDay #JewelryTools #Jewelrytoolbox #jewelrytool #howitworks #benchtool #benchtooljunkies #MetasmithTricks #JewelryTricks #JewelryTip #JewelryTips

Need to taper wire ends? I mount 2 sanding discs face to face on an mandrel. Hold the wire in a pin vise and insert it between the two spinning disk, a couple of turns and you get a taper quickly. Check out our class on Tips, Tricks, and Tool Modifications with Charles Lewton-Brain: http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html  #FSGmetal  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #howitworks  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips

A neat solution for keeping track of bur sizes.  How do you like to organize? - from Rachel Ann via Facebook.. Send me your tip today and share this with a friend via social media to help us grow our membership.  Join FSG today ~ http://www.fsgmetal.org 
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#jewelrytoolmodification #toolhack

A neat solution for keeping track of bur sizes. How do you like to organize? - from Rachel Ann via Facebook.. Send me your tip today and share this with a friend via social media to help us grow our membership. Join FSG today ~ http://www.fsgmetal.org  #FSGmetal  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #howitworks  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #jewelrytoolmodification  #toolhack

Domed the metal and now wish you had a centered hole?  You can use your center punch in the block.  You only need a dimple, so go easy and keep your block clean.

Tag a friend who needs to see this!

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Domed the metal and now wish you had a centered hole? You can use your center punch in the block. You only need a dimple, so go easy and keep your block clean. Tag a friend who needs to see this!  #FSGmetal  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #howitworks  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #toolhack

Available today at the @aguadillafarmersmarket 🏹🌊 next stop, #etsy #seaglass #seaglassjewelry #necklace #beachwear #beachlife #ocean #aspiringmetalsmiths #puertorico #huntressbysea

Available today at the @aguadillafarmersmarket 🏹🌊 next stop,  #etsy  #seaglass  #seaglassjewelry  #necklace  #beachwear  #beachlife  #ocean  #aspiringmetalsmiths  #puertorico  #huntressbysea

If you're a ring size 7.5 and have the summertime blues...I have the cure 😉 This fine silver ring with this gorgeous electric blue patterned sea glass found here in Puerto Rico awaits you 💙....

If you're a ring size 7.5 and have the summertime blues...I have the cure 😉 This fine silver ring with this gorgeous electric blue patterned sea glass found here in Puerto Rico awaits you 💙....

Yummy watermelon tourmaline pendants, ready to ship with (or without) a sterling chain, length of your choice. 🍉😍💖

Yummy watermelon tourmaline pendants, ready to ship with (or without) a sterling chain, length of your choice. 🍉😍💖

Rose cut pink tourmaline pendants, they glow from within! These are part of my latest shop update; each is unique, and all are ready to ship.

Rose cut pink tourmaline pendants, they glow from within! These are part of my latest shop update; each is unique, and all are ready to ship.

There's something so.flipping.satisfying about successfully setting bezel corners so crisply. 🙄 I know its a tricky skill to master, but practice truly makes perfect. You can do it! 💖💖💖

There's something so.flipping.satisfying about successfully setting bezel corners so crisply. 🙄 I know its a tricky skill to master, but practice truly makes perfect. You can do it! 💖💖💖

These earrings by Sheila Stillman, were juried into SNAG's very first volume of Jewelry and Metalsmithing Survey.  They were a Juror's Pick by Alan Revere!  Made of 22kt and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. The granulation is exquisite. 
I love to feature work by our FSG members ~ send yours in today!

#FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity #TeachingTheArtOfMetal #floridagoldsmith #AspiringMetalsmiths #jewelryeducation
#Riojeweler #RioJewelry  #HandmadeJewelry #HandCrafted 
#artJewelry #JewelryArt #goldsmith #Silversmith #Jewelry #Jeweler #MakingJewelry #Silversmithing  #JewelryInspiration  #Fabrication #artEducation #JewelryArt  #Metalsmith #ContemporaryJewelry #BenchJeweler

These earrings by Sheila Stillman, were juried into SNAG's very first volume of Jewelry and Metalsmithing Survey. They were a Juror's Pick by Alan Revere! Made of 22kt and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. The granulation is exquisite. I love to feature work by our FSG members ~ send yours in today!  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #HandmadeJewelry  #HandCrafted  #artJewelry  #JewelryArt  #goldsmith  #Silversmith  #Jewelry  #Jeweler  #MakingJewelry  #Silversmithing  #JewelryInspiration  #Fabrication  #artEducation  #JewelryArt  #Metalsmith  #ContemporaryJewelry  #BenchJeweler

🌛🌝🌜 Custom pendant based on a design I did previously, and the customer’s own pretty jelly moonstone. 😍 hard to part with this baby, oops. Behind the stone, the customer requested a tiny cut out of a flying raven holding a heart. True shame there’s no raven emoji. 🦅🦅🦅

🌛🌝🌜 Custom pendant based on a design I did previously, and the customer’s own pretty jelly moonstone. 😍 hard to part with this baby, oops. Behind the stone, the customer requested a tiny cut out of a flying raven holding a heart. True shame there’s no raven emoji. 🦅🦅🦅

The latest issue of the FSGmetal.org newsletter is on the website and is a feast for the eyes.  Susan Maxon is featured on the cover.  @susan.maxon. 
http://www.fsgmetal.org/  to download the pdf.

#FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity #TeachingTheArtOfMetal #floridagoldsmith #AspiringMetalsmiths #jewelryeducation #fsg #modernmasters #wildacres #modernmasters2019 #modernmastersworkshop#HandmadeJewelry #HandCrafted 
#artJewelry #JewelryArt #goldsmith #Silversmith #Jewelry #Jeweler #MakingJewelry
#Silversmithing

The latest issue of the FSGmetal.org newsletter is on the website and is a feast for the eyes. Susan Maxon is featured on the cover. @susan.maxon. http://www.fsgmetal.org/ to download the pdf.  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #fsg  #modernmasters  #wildacres  #modernmasters2019  #modernmastersworkshop #HandmadeJewelry  #HandCrafted  #artJewelry  #JewelryArt  #goldsmith  #Silversmith  #Jewelry  #Jeweler  #MakingJewelry  #Silversmithing

A large candy metal candy tin will hold your soldering grains and keep them clean when not in use! 
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A large candy metal candy tin will hold your soldering grains and keep them clean when not in use! To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all. Be sure to send us your tips! Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #howitworks  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #toolhack  #jewelrytoolmodification

At little look at last weeks Bracelet Retreat on the Lake. Come take a Silversmithing class or join us for a Silversmithing  Retreat on the Oregon coast. We teach at many locations around the USA Come take a class in #Roseville, CA near #Sacramento or #Henderson, NV nearLas Vegas.
Http://silversmithingclass.com or call dave 916-548-7361
Or All our websites at
Http://silversmithingretreat.com/linkmenu.htm

#silversmith #silversmithing #metalsmithing #metalsmithingjewelry
#metalsmithjewelry #jewelrytools #aspiringmetalsmith #aspiringmetalsmiths
#aspiringsilversmith #silversmithingtools #Silversmithingworkshop
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#metalsmithingclass #silversmithingclass #jewelrymaker #jewelrymaking
#jewelrydesign #aspiringsilversmith #aspiringjeweler #aspiringmetalsmiths
#makejewelry 
#diy
#california #riograndejewelry

At little look at last weeks Bracelet Retreat on the Lake. Come take a Silversmithing class or join us for a Silversmithing Retreat on the Oregon coast. We teach at many locations around the USA Come take a class in  #Roseville, CA near  #Sacramento or  #Henderson, NV nearLas Vegas. Http://silversmithingclass.com or call dave 916-548-7361 Or All our websites at Http://silversmithingretreat.com/linkmenu.htm  #silversmith  #silversmithing  #metalsmithing  #metalsmithingjewelry  #metalsmithjewelry  #jewelrytools  #aspiringmetalsmith  #aspiringmetalsmiths  #aspiringsilversmith  #silversmithingtools  #Silversmithingworkshop  #Silversmithingandjewelry  #silversmithy  #metalsmith  #metalsmithy  #metalsmithproblems  #metalsmithtools  #metalsmithingclass  #silversmithingclass  #jewelrymaker  #jewelrymaking  #jewelrydesign  #aspiringsilversmith  #aspiringjeweler  #aspiringmetalsmiths  #makejewelry  #diy  #california  #riograndejewelry

Come take a Silversmithing class at a store near you or join  us for a Silversmithing  Retreat on the Oregon coast. We teach at many locations around the USA Come take a class in #Roseville, CA near #Sacramento or #Henderson, NV nearLas Vegas.
Http://silversmithingclass.com or call dave 916-548-7361
Or All our websites at
Http://silversmithingretreat.com/linkmenu.htm

#silversmith #silversmithing #metalsmithing #metalsmithingjewelry
#metalsmithjewelry #jewelrytools #aspiringmetalsmith #aspiringmetalsmiths
#aspiringsilversmith #silversmithingtools #Silversmithingworkshop
#Silversmithingandjewelry #silversmithy #metalsmith
#metalsmithy #metalsmithproblems #metalsmithtools
#metalsmithingclass #silversmithingclass #jewelrymaker 
#jewelrydesign #aspiringsilversmith #aspiringjeweler 
#makejewelry 
#diy

Come take a Silversmithing class at a store near you or join us for a Silversmithing Retreat on the Oregon coast. We teach at many locations around the USA Come take a class in  #Roseville, CA near  #Sacramento or  #Henderson, NV nearLas Vegas. Http://silversmithingclass.com or call dave 916-548-7361 Or All our websites at Http://silversmithingretreat.com/linkmenu.htm  #silversmith  #silversmithing  #metalsmithing  #metalsmithingjewelry  #metalsmithjewelry  #jewelrytools  #aspiringmetalsmith  #aspiringmetalsmiths  #aspiringsilversmith  #silversmithingtools  #Silversmithingworkshop  #Silversmithingandjewelry  #silversmithy  #metalsmith  #metalsmithy  #metalsmithproblems  #metalsmithtools  #metalsmithingclass  #silversmithingclass  #jewelrymaker  #jewelrydesign  #aspiringsilversmith  #aspiringjeweler  #makejewelry  #diy

Keum-boo alllll the things! What is keum-boo? It's 24k gold foil adhered to fine silver using heat and pressure. Interested in learning how? I'm teaching a three session keum-boo class at @bananafactory_pa starting November 6th. This class is going to be so much fun, reserve your spot today!

Keum-boo alllll the things! What is keum-boo? It's 24k gold foil adhered to fine silver using heat and pressure. Interested in learning how? I'm teaching a three session keum-boo class at @bananafactory_pa starting November 6th. This class is going to be so much fun, reserve your spot today!

Applying for awards and contests are the best way to get free advertising.  Winning is an opportunity to build PR for your business and displaying an "award winner" sign for customers to see is the easiest way to advertise for low cost. 
To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal 
we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all.  Be sure to send us your tips!
Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org

#FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity #TeachingTheArtOfMetal #floridagoldsmith  #MakersGonnaMake #AspiringMetalsmiths #jewelryeducation  #Riojeweler #RioJewelry 
#BenchTip #TipOfTheDay @DeSpieglerDeSigns #fsg #modernmasters #wildacres #modernmasters2019 #modernmastersworkshop#jewelrybusiness #contests #display#jewelrydisplay  #jewelrybooth

Applying for awards and contests are the best way to get free advertising. Winning is an opportunity to build PR for your business and displaying an "award winner" sign for customers to see is the easiest way to advertise for low cost. To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all. Be sure to send us your tips! Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay @DeSpieglerDeSigns  #fsg  #modernmasters  #wildacres  #modernmasters2019  #modernmastersworkshop #jewelrybusiness  #contests  #display #jewelrydisplay  #jewelrybooth

These crystal pipe opals are beautiful but too small for what I make my jewelry with ~ for sale ~ I’m In the US so get at me if you would like these gorgeous stones 
#aspiringmetalsmiths #metalsmithsociety #silversmiths #bohemianjewellery

These crystal pipe opals are beautiful but too small for what I make my jewelry with ~ for sale ~ I’m In the US so get at me if you would like these gorgeous stones  #aspiringmetalsmiths  #metalsmithsociety  #silversmiths  #bohemianjewellery

Come take a Silversmithing class or join us for a Silversmithing  Retreat on the Oregon coast. We teach at many locations around the USA Come take a class in #Roseville, CA near #Sacramento or #Henderson, NV nearLas Vegas.
Http://silversmithingclass.com or call dave 916-548-7361
Or All our websites at
Http://silversmithingretreat.com/linkmenu.htm

#silversmith #silversmithing #metalsmithing #metalsmithingjewelry
#metalsmithjewelry #jewelrytools #aspiringmetalsmith #aspiringmetalsmiths
#aspiringsilversmith #silversmithingtools #Silversmithingworkshop
#Silversmithingandjewelry #silversmithy #metalsmith
#metalsmithy #metalsmithproblems #metalsmithtools
#metalsmithingclass #silversmithingclass #jewelrymaker #jewelrymaking
#jewelrydesign #aspiringsilversmith #aspiringjeweler #aspiringmetalsmiths
#makejewelry 
#diy
#california #riograndejewelry

Come take a Silversmithing class or join us for a Silversmithing Retreat on the Oregon coast. We teach at many locations around the USA Come take a class in  #Roseville, CA near  #Sacramento or  #Henderson, NV nearLas Vegas. Http://silversmithingclass.com or call dave 916-548-7361 Or All our websites at Http://silversmithingretreat.com/linkmenu.htm  #silversmith  #silversmithing  #metalsmithing  #metalsmithingjewelry  #metalsmithjewelry  #jewelrytools  #aspiringmetalsmith  #aspiringmetalsmiths  #aspiringsilversmith  #silversmithingtools  #Silversmithingworkshop  #Silversmithingandjewelry  #silversmithy  #metalsmith  #metalsmithy  #metalsmithproblems  #metalsmithtools  #metalsmithingclass  #silversmithingclass  #jewelrymaker  #jewelrymaking  #jewelrydesign  #aspiringsilversmith  #aspiringjeweler  #aspiringmetalsmiths  #makejewelry  #diy  #california  #riograndejewelry

Tired of losing those tiny drill bits on you bench top? Here's an easy way to keep your small drills organized and within reach. Place a piece of beeswax along the edge of your bench top and insert your drills, pointed end first, into the wax. When you need them, simply remove from the block and use. As a bonus, the wax film left on the drill will act as a lubricant, making drilling easier and the drill bit last longer.

More tips? Become an insider and join at http://www.fsgmetal.org/join-today.html

To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal 
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Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org

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#howitworks #benchtool #benchtooljunkies #MetasmithTricks #JewelryTricks #JewelryTip #JewelryTips #toolhack #jewelrytoolmodification

Tired of losing those tiny drill bits on you bench top? Here's an easy way to keep your small drills organized and within reach. Place a piece of beeswax along the edge of your bench top and insert your drills, pointed end first, into the wax. When you need them, simply remove from the block and use. As a bonus, the wax film left on the drill will act as a lubricant, making drilling easier and the drill bit last longer. More tips? Become an insider and join at http://www.fsgmetal.org/join-today.html To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all. Be sure to send us your tips! Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #howitworks  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #toolhack  #jewelrytoolmodification

John Meszaros @meszarosjohn great tip to miter and solder the junction on settings and baskets.  I believe he soldered the four pieces into the plate then saw them off after they have been soldered at the point.

we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all.  Be sure to send us your tips!
More tips? Become an insider and join at http://www.fsgmetal.org/join-today.html
Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org

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#HandmadeJewelry #HandCrafted #artJewelry #JewelryArt #goldsmith #Silversmith

John Meszaros @meszarosjohn great tip to miter and solder the junction on settings and baskets. I believe he soldered the four pieces into the plate then saw them off after they have been soldered at the point. we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all. Be sure to send us your tips! More tips? Become an insider and join at http://www.fsgmetal.org/join-today.html Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #toolhack  #jewelrytoolmodification  #flexshaft  #Soldering  #HandmadeJewelry  #HandCrafted  #artJewelry  #JewelryArt  #goldsmith  #Silversmith

Fold a strip of tape over a drill bit or bur, fashioning a little propeller. This effectively blows away dust and debris when you are using the tool.

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Fold a strip of tape over a drill bit or bur, fashioning a little propeller. This effectively blows away dust and debris when you are using the tool. To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all. Be sure to send us your tips! Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org More tips? Become an insider and join at http://www.fsgmetal.org/join-today.html  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #howitworks  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #toolhack  #jewelrytoolmodification  #flexshaft

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Hingle, clasp, bail, and hollow form class ~ LOCKETS with John Cogswell. 
Up for a good challenge?  Ready to hone and broaden your design and fabrication skills?  Participants in this workshop will focus on the design and fabrication of lockets.  All lockets are pendants, but not all pendants are lockets.  Lockets are hinged pendants, that when opened, often resemble a butterfly.  Hence, the halves are often referred to as ‘wings’. Popularized in the mid-nineteenth century (during the Civil War), lockets were originally designed to hold personal, nostalgic mementos, like a strand of hair or a photograph.  Topics we will cover include: Locket design (including what you want it to contain), and construction; soldering and assembly techniques; hinge construction; and simple closures. Intermediate/Advanced Level Competent metalworking and soldering skills required.

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Hingle, clasp, bail, and hollow form class ~ LOCKETS with John Cogswell. Up for a good challenge? Ready to hone and broaden your design and fabrication skills? Participants in this workshop will focus on the design and fabrication of lockets. All lockets are pendants, but not all pendants are lockets. Lockets are hinged pendants, that when opened, often resemble a butterfly. Hence, the halves are often referred to as ‘wings’. Popularized in the mid-nineteenth century (during the Civil War), lockets were originally designed to hold personal, nostalgic mementos, like a strand of hair or a photograph. Topics we will cover include: Locket design (including what you want it to contain), and construction; soldering and assembly techniques; hinge construction; and simple closures. Intermediate/Advanced Level Competent metalworking and soldering skills required. http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #makejewelry  #makeyourown  #fsg  #modernmasters  #wildacres  #modernmasters2019  #modernmastersworkshop  #raffletickets #jewelryfundraiser  #uniquecharms  #aspiringmetalsmiths  #nonprofit  #hinges  #workshop  #jewelryworkshop  #clasp  #flexshaft  #Soldering  #meltingmetal

Boulder opal beauty set in fine and sterling silver,  with a comfort fit band, size 10. Took photos of this (and other pieces) today, and will list soon. Maybe tonight? Going to a concert, so we'll see how tired I am once I get home. 😉

Boulder opal beauty set in fine and sterling silver, with a comfort fit band, size 10. Took photos of this (and other pieces) today, and will list soon. Maybe tonight? Going to a concert, so we'll see how tired I am once I get home. 😉

A cheap torch holder can be made from rectangular aluminum from a hardware store.  Center and Drill a hole large enough to cradle the torch handle, then saw straight edges to meet the outside edge of the circle at the diameter.  Bend to suit your style and you can clamp or screw it to the top of your soldering station.

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A cheap torch holder can be made from rectangular aluminum from a hardware store. Center and Drill a hole large enough to cradle the torch handle, then saw straight edges to meet the outside edge of the circle at the diameter. Bend to suit your style and you can clamp or screw it to the top of your soldering station. More tips? Become an insider and join at http://www.fsgmetal.org/join-today.html To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all. Be sure to send us your tips! Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #howitworks  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #toolhack  #jewelrytoolmodification

Hinge Tip ~ Cut your tubing away in the middle of the two outside hinges only half way, leaving a bridge.  When soldering put the bridge part up to make it easy to cut away, while keeping the hinges perfectly aligned.

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Hinge Tip ~ Cut your tubing away in the middle of the two outside hinges only half way, leaving a bridge. When soldering put the bridge part up to make it easy to cut away, while keeping the hinges perfectly aligned. To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all. Be sure to send us your tips! Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #HandmadeJewelry  #HandCrafted  #artJewelry  #JewelryArt  #goldsmith  #Silversmith  #Jewelry  #Jeweler  #MakingJewelry  #Silversmithing  #Metalsmith  #ContemporaryJewelry  #BenchJeweler  #jewelryarts  #metalwork  #jewelrydesign  #jewelrymaking  #jewelrymakingclass

Fun fact Friday: Did you know I'm a jewelry teacher? It's true! I teach classes and workshops at @bananafactory_pa in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. I went to Kutztown University for Art Education, so merging teaching with jewelry is a dream come true. If you're interested in taking classes with a different instructor, or if you haven't made anything other than stringing macaroni, my classes are for you! 😊 Visit the Banana Factory website to find out more about the classes and workshops I'm offering for Fall, and to sign up quickly and easily online.

Fun fact Friday: Did you know I'm a jewelry teacher? It's true! I teach classes and workshops at @bananafactory_pa in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. I went to Kutztown University for Art Education, so merging teaching with jewelry is a dream come true. If you're interested in taking classes with a different instructor, or if you haven't made anything other than stringing macaroni, my classes are for you! 😊 Visit the Banana Factory website to find out more about the classes and workshops I'm offering for Fall, and to sign up quickly and easily online.

Texture Samples are inexpensively made with heavy craft foil and the rolling mill.  Staple the source to the impression for easy reference.

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Nine of the new rings for you to try on at Lansdale Festival of the Arts on Saturday, from 10a-4p. Opals, tourmaline, and turquoise... which is your favorite?

Nine of the new rings for you to try on at Lansdale Festival of the Arts on Saturday, from 10a-4p. Opals, tourmaline, and turquoise... which is your favorite?

One of the many opal rings I'll have with me at the Lansdale Festival of the Arts this Saturday! I have more rings, necklaces, and earrings I recently took photos of, all debuting at the show before they're available online. Want to see a sneak peek? Comment if you do! I'll make it my next post.

One of the many opal rings I'll have with me at the Lansdale Festival of the Arts this Saturday! I have more rings, necklaces, and earrings I recently took photos of, all debuting at the show before they're available online. Want to see a sneak peek? Comment if you do! I'll make it my next post.

Available Saturday: instant two-layer necklace. One large etched sterling skull, and one small 24k gold skull on fine silver, keum-boo style. 💀🖤💀

Available Saturday: instant two-layer necklace. One large etched sterling skull, and one small 24k gold skull on fine silver, keum-boo style. 💀🖤💀

What are you up to this Saturday? Come see me at the 31st annual Lansdale Festival of the Arts! I know @eileen_cressmanreeder_ and @sleepycatjewelry will be there, too! If you'll be there, leave a comment below! The weather forecast is 75, sunny, low humidity. Am I dreaming?!

What are you up to this Saturday? Come see me at the 31st annual Lansdale Festival of the Arts! I know @eileen_cressmanreeder_ and @sleepycatjewelry will be there, too! If you'll be there, leave a comment below! The weather forecast is 75, sunny, low humidity. Am I dreaming?!

Attach your wire gauge to your sheet and wire storage so you don't have to search for it.  It un-clips to share at workshops, and has solved another storage problem.

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Need to cut a thicker, even channel?  Stack your separating discs. 
I did this to cut a groove in the plastic box of cratex wheels to hold the mandrels.  Note the thicker screw face of this mandrel to support the delicate discs.

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Hello friends! It's been a while since I've posted. I've been busy with new designs, planning new classes, new YouTube instructional videos, extreme heat, trying to get thyroid levels regulated, and battling a big ol' bout of depression. Plain and simple, depression sucks... it lies, telling you you're not good enough and everyone hates you. People handle depression in different ways. I keep to myself and tend to push people away, because little things like correspondence and conversations and human interaction become too much to bear. I'm through the thick of this low, and I'm starting to feel better, which means producing more work for my online shop and shows. Here's to not giving up, even when it gets really tough. And to all of you fighting similar battles: I see you, and send you love. 💖

Hello friends! It's been a while since I've posted. I've been busy with new designs, planning new classes, new YouTube instructional videos, extreme heat, trying to get thyroid levels regulated, and battling a big ol' bout of depression. Plain and simple, depression sucks... it lies, telling you you're not good enough and everyone hates you. People handle depression in different ways. I keep to myself and tend to push people away, because little things like correspondence and conversations and human interaction become too much to bear. I'm through the thick of this low, and I'm starting to feel better, which means producing more work for my online shop and shows. Here's to not giving up, even when it gets really tough. And to all of you fighting similar battles: I see you, and send you love. 💖

New Stone on the list ~ "Yooperlites," rocks that have an orange glow under certain ultra violet lights. 
Discovered by Eric Rintamaki - he sent them to Michigan Tech University, which said he had something new that had never been found in Michigan before.  It was published in the Mineral News in 2018. 
It is a beach granite or basalt that has a fluorescent mineral in it called Sodalite that they believe was brought down from Canada by glaciers, to the upper peninsula of Michigan" Rintamaki said. 
The glowing rocks can be found mostly on Lake Superior between Whitefish Point an Grand Marais, and on the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Huge thanks to @sleepingfoxjewelry for the gift of these unusual stones!

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New Stone on the list ~ "Yooperlites," rocks that have an orange glow under certain ultra violet lights. Discovered by Eric Rintamaki - he sent them to Michigan Tech University, which said he had something new that had never been found in Michigan before. It was published in the Mineral News in 2018. It is a beach granite or basalt that has a fluorescent mineral in it called Sodalite that they believe was brought down from Canada by glaciers, to the upper peninsula of Michigan" Rintamaki said. The glowing rocks can be found mostly on Lake Superior between Whitefish Point an Grand Marais, and on the Keweenaw Peninsula. Huge thanks to @sleepingfoxjewelry for the gift of these unusual stones! To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all. Be sure to send us your tips! Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #JewelryInspiration  #Fabrication  #artEducation  #JewelryArt  #Metalsmith  #ContemporaryJewelry  #BenchJeweler  #jewelryarts  #metalwork  #jewelrydesign  #jewelrymaking  #jewelrymakingclass  #crafter  #craftsman  #makersmovement  #makers  #rockhound  #rockhounds  #gems

Keep that tiny solder from flying by putting your finger on the end that you are cutting off.  Slight pressure is all that is needed.

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Keep that tiny solder from flying by putting your finger on the end that you are cutting off. Slight pressure is all that is needed. To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all. Be sure to send us your tips! More tips? Become an insider and join at http://www.fsgmetal.org/join-today.html Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #howitworks  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #toolhack  #jewelrytoolmodification

Safety tip ~ Split mandrels for sandpaper may have too long of a shank.  The top-heavy weight can cause the shank to bend and hurt you.  Trim to fit by measuring the excess shank once it is installed in your flex-shaft and cut with a separating disc or saw off.  A little sanding to remove the sharp edge.  The mandrel is now easier to control and safer to use.

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Safety tip ~ Split mandrels for sandpaper may have too long of a shank. The top-heavy weight can cause the shank to bend and hurt you. Trim to fit by measuring the excess shank once it is installed in your flex-shaft and cut with a separating disc or saw off. A little sanding to remove the sharp edge. The mandrel is now easier to control and safer to use. More tips? Become an insider and join at http://www.fsgmetal.org/join-today.html Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #howitworks  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #toolhack  #jewelrytoolmodification  #flexshaft

Get creative with your storage!  I collect these florist vases and now enjoy them every day!  Don't throw away Grandma's old lemonade pitcher, it would work too!

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Get creative with your storage! I collect these florist vases and now enjoy them every day! Don't throw away Grandma's old lemonade pitcher, it would work too!  #toolstorage To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all. Be sure to send us your tips! More tips? Become an insider and join at http://www.fsgmetal.org/join-today.html Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #storage  #collections  #useyourcollection  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #howitworks  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #toolhack

Etching Silver with Electricity? Then learning a new construction technique and finishing with enamel? AWESOME. 
This workshop is perfect for beginners as well as experienced students. Tag a friend to join you! 
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Etching Silver with Electricity? Then learning a new construction technique and finishing with enamel? AWESOME. This workshop is perfect for beginners as well as experienced students. Tag a friend to join you! http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html  #enamel  #etch  #etching  #construction  #fabrication  #FSGmetal  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #fsg  #modernmasters  #wildacres  #modernmasters2019 #modernmastersworkshop  #workshop  #jewelryworkshop  #Jewelryretreat  #JewelryCommunity  #artistmeditation  #artistblock  #jewelryeducation

Oh Deer! Are we excited about this 2-day workshop taught by @rosajosies that gives you the opportunity to create your very own unique and beautiful deer head pendant. Choose a date, get excited and we’ll see you there. All the info is in the link in the bio. 👆🏽
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Oh Deer! Are we excited about this 2-day workshop taught by @rosajosies that gives you the opportunity to create your very own unique and beautiful deer head pendant. Choose a date, get excited and we’ll see you there. All the info is in the link in the bio. 👆🏽  #handmadejewelry  #workshop  #necklace  #creativehappylife

Old butter knife wrapped in sandpaper can be used clamped in a vise to sand the seam of a bezel.  Just place the sandpaper area between the two ends of the seam and gently move towards you. 
Be sure the knife is not tapered and use rubber cement to adhere the sandpaper.  Huge thanks to Brenda Gregory at @brendagregory_metalwork.  Love her flame covered shoes too!

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Old butter knife wrapped in sandpaper can be used clamped in a vise to sand the seam of a bezel. Just place the sandpaper area between the two ends of the seam and gently move towards you. Be sure the knife is not tapered and use rubber cement to adhere the sandpaper. Huge thanks to Brenda Gregory at @brendagregory_metalwork. Love her flame covered shoes too! To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all. Be sure to send us your tips! More tips? Become an insider and join at http://www.fsgmetal.org/join-today.html Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #howitworks  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #toolhack  #jewelrytoolmodification

Public Art as Inspiration.  This sculpture made from car bumpers and parts is a lizard catching a lightening bug.  The lightening bug is a working street lamp! 
In St. Petersburg, Florida on the roof of vehicle maintenance for the city.  View-able from the interstate.  If you know the artist, please TAG!

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Public Art as Inspiration. This sculpture made from car bumpers and parts is a lizard catching a lightening bug. The lightening bug is a working street lamp! In St. Petersburg, Florida on the roof of vehicle maintenance for the city. View-able from the interstate. If you know the artist, please TAG!  #stpetersburgflorida FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #inspiration  #jewelryinspiration  #sculpture  #fsg  #modernmasters  #modernmasters2019  #modernmastersworkshop  #raffletickets #jewelryfundraiser  #aspiringmetalsmiths  #nonprofit

Shelf liner helps keep stones organized and makes them stay put too.  Great to line boxes or drawers.

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Shelf liner helps keep stones organized and makes them stay put too. Great to line boxes or drawers. To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all. Be sure to send us your tips! More tips? Become an insider and join at http://www.fsgmetal.org/join-today.html Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #howitworks  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #toolhack  #jewelrytoolmodification

Bamboo knitting needles are great for making jump rings. They are even listed by metric measurements and very affordable on SMILE.Amazon.com (be sure to pick Florida Society for Goldsmiths for the charity). To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal 
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Bamboo knitting needles are great for making jump rings. They are even listed by metric measurements and very affordable on SMILE.Amazon.com (be sure to pick Florida Society for Goldsmiths for the charity). To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all. Be sure to send us your tips! More tips? Become an insider and join at http://www.fsgmetal.org/join-today.html Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #howitworks  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #toolhack  #jewelrytoolmodification

Lotus Temple Ring earns Guinness World Record 7,777 natural diamonds!

Laashikaa Jewels, a Mumbai based brand, earned a Guinness World Record for ‘the most number of diamonds set in one ring’ with their design creation, the Lotus Temple Ring. 
The ring, containing 7,777 natural diamonds, was certified by the global grading and certifying authority, IGI. The 21.39 carat ring from Laashikaa Jewels was graded VVS-VS in terms of clarity and E-F on the color scale. 
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Lotus Temple Ring earns Guinness World Record 7,777 natural diamonds! Laashikaa Jewels, a Mumbai based brand, earned a Guinness World Record for ‘the most number of diamonds set in one ring’ with their design creation, the Lotus Temple Ring. The ring, containing 7,777 natural diamonds, was certified by the global grading and certifying authority, IGI. The 21.39 carat ring from Laashikaa Jewels was graded VVS-VS in terms of clarity and E-F on the color scale. To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all. Be sure to send us your tips! More tips? Become an insider and join at http://www.fsgmetal.org/join-today.html Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all. Be sure to send us your tips! More tips? Become an insider and join at http://www.fsgmetal.org/join-today.html Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #HandmadeJewelry  #HandCrafted  #artJewelry  #JewelryArt  #goldsmith  #Silversmith  #Jewelry  #Jeweler  #MakingJewelry  #Silversmithing  #JewelryInspiration  #Fabrication  #artEducation  #JewelryArt  #Metalsmith  #ContemporaryJewelry  #BenchJeweler

Photocopy and laminate directions or setting to hang from a infrequently used tools, like my Smith Little Torch.  Staples and Office Depot can do the work for you.

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Photocopy and laminate directions or setting to hang from a infrequently used tools, like my Smith Little Torch. Staples and Office Depot can do the work for you. To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all. Be sure to send us your tips! More tips? Become an insider and join at http://www.fsgmetal.org/join-today.html Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #howitworks  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #toolhack  #jewelrytoolmodification  #smithlittletorch

Look what just walked in. A super cute enameled cat called "Spikey" to be included in our Add A Charm for FSG fundraiser. This charm was sent in from Deby Stewart from Flash of Silver. Please check out her website at www.deby.com

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Look what just walked in. A super cute enameled cat called "Spikey" to be included in our Add A Charm for FSG fundraiser. This charm was sent in from Deby Stewart from Flash of Silver. Please check out her website at www.deby.com  #fsgmetal  #riojeweler  #debystewart @flashofsilver #flashofsilver  #enameledjewelry #catjewelry  #enameledcharms  #fsg #charm  #charmbracelets  #charms #fundraiser addacharm #floridagoldsmith  #floridaartist #silversmith  #workshops  #jewelryartist #metalsmith  #wildacres2019 #wearableart  #enameled  #catcharm #ilovecats  #catlover  #charmbracelet  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation

Chainsaw files are the trick to making round hinges fit tight on a box or locket. They're pretty cheap. They are round without any taper and come in different sizes, most common 3/16, 5/32, 7/32. They are very hard and made for steel, so they last forever. Get them at your favorite hardware store.

One of the tips from our LOCKETS workshop in October.
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NYC bracelet@DeSpieglerDeSigns
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Chainsaw files are the trick to making round hinges fit tight on a box or locket. They're pretty cheap. They are round without any taper and come in different sizes, most common 3/16, 5/32, 7/32. They are very hard and made for steel, so they last forever. Get them at your favorite hardware store. One of the tips from our LOCKETS workshop in October. http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html NYC bracelet@DeSpieglerDeSigns image copyrighted  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #howitworks  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #toolhack  #jewelrytoolmodification  #fsg  #modernmasters  #wildacres  #modernmasters2019  #modernmastersworkshop  #hinges  #workshop

“Economies of Scale” in your fabrication. Make between 2-5 of an item. It takes maybe twice as long as doing one, depending on number, and yet isn’t boring.  It is the best way to do earrings, just in case there is a problem with one.

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“Economies of Scale” in your fabrication. Make between 2-5 of an item. It takes maybe twice as long as doing one, depending on number, and yet isn’t boring. It is the best way to do earrings, just in case there is a problem with one.  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #howitworks  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #toolhack  #jewelrytoolmodification

Retreat time!  We have rooms facing the woods.

Workshop with the legend - Charles Lewton-Brain

Bench Tricks for Goldsmiths, Tool Conversions and Alternatives

This bench tricks and hacks workshop focuses on changing and adapting existing tools and equipment.  It is about seeing tools in new ways, solving problems and creating new solutions to tooling, processes, and technical procedures in jewelry making.  It is about homemade tools and bench tricks to speed your production and understanding of goldsmithing. It includes a loose, eclectic collection of shortcuts, working tips, and alternative equipment options for goldsmiths; decades of goldsmithing tricks gathered together.  Jeweler’s secrets and unexpected sources for tools are described.  There is an interactive workshop brainstorming component. 
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Retreat time! We have rooms facing the woods. Workshop with the legend - Charles Lewton-Brain Bench Tricks for Goldsmiths, Tool Conversions and Alternatives This bench tricks and hacks workshop focuses on changing and adapting existing tools and equipment. It is about seeing tools in new ways, solving problems and creating new solutions to tooling, processes, and technical procedures in jewelry making. It is about homemade tools and bench tricks to speed your production and understanding of goldsmithing. It includes a loose, eclectic collection of shortcuts, working tips, and alternative equipment options for goldsmiths; decades of goldsmithing tricks gathered together. Jeweler’s secrets and unexpected sources for tools are described. There is an interactive workshop brainstorming component. http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #fsg  #modernmasters  #wildacres  #modernmasters2019  #modernmastersworkshop  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #howitworks  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #toolhack  #jewelrytoolmodification  #artJewelry  #JewelryArt  #goldsmith  #Silversmith  #Silversmithing

Doing a little 24kt granulating on reticulated silver. Whatcha doing in Feb?  Come to the Tucson Gem Show and take a class with me. Learn a new skills and a few bench tricks 👏💯💥 #vivimagoopresents #metalsmithsocietyshare #Riojeweler #RioJewelry #JewelryCommunity #TeachingTheArtOfMetal #MakersGonnaMake #AspiringMetalsmiths #HandmadeJewelry #HandCrafted #goldsmith #Silversmith #Jewelry #Jeweler #MakingJewelry #handmadechain #Soldering #meltingmetal #MetasmithTricks #JewelryTricks #JewelryTip #DIYjewelry #benchtips

Doing a little 24kt granulating on reticulated silver. Whatcha doing in Feb? Come to the Tucson Gem Show and take a class with me. Learn a new skills and a few bench tricks 👏💯💥  #vivimagoopresents  #metalsmithsocietyshare  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #HandmadeJewelry  #HandCrafted  #goldsmith  #Silversmith  #Jewelry  #Jeweler  #MakingJewelry  #handmadechain  #Soldering  #meltingmetal  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #DIYjewelry  #benchtips

Cheap & Easy metal to experiment?  Heavy Duty Aluminum foil can be easily formed to work out your design.  It's not just for Thanksgiving anymore.

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Cheap & Easy metal to experiment? Heavy Duty Aluminum foil can be easily formed to work out your design. It's not just for Thanksgiving anymore. http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #howitworks  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #toolhack  #jewelrytoolmodification  #jewelrydesign  #jewelrymaking  #DIYjewelry  #jewelrymakingsupplies

Busy making samples for my 4 classes offered at Art in the Desert Show, held during the Tucson Gem Show (first week of Feb) at an all new location (LaPaloma Resort). Class signup start July 22nd. Register at ViviMagoo.com #vivimagoopresents #metalsmithsocietyshare #Riojeweler #RioJewelry #JewelryCommunity #TeachingTheArtOfMetal #MakersGonnaMake #AspiringMetalsmiths #HandmadeJewelry #HandCrafted #goldsmith #Silversmith #Jewelry #Jeweler #MakingJewelry #handmadechain #Soldering #meltingmetal #MetasmithTricks #JewelryTricks #JewelryTip #DIYjewelry #BenchTip

Busy making samples for my 4 classes offered at Art in the Desert Show, held during the Tucson Gem Show (first week of Feb) at an all new location (LaPaloma Resort). Class signup start July 22nd. Register at ViviMagoo.com  #vivimagoopresents  #metalsmithsocietyshare  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #HandmadeJewelry  #HandCrafted  #goldsmith  #Silversmith  #Jewelry  #Jeweler  #MakingJewelry  #handmadechain  #Soldering  #meltingmetal  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #DIYjewelry  #BenchTip

Sandpaper on a string? "Mitchels" makes abrasive cords and tapes.  Every style needed to sand the inside of your pierced work!

http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html 
to sign up for a workshop of tips!

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Sandpaper on a string? "Mitchels" makes abrasive cords and tapes. Every style needed to sand the inside of your pierced work! http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html to sign up for a workshop of tips!  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #modernmasters  #wildacres  #modernmasters2019  #modernmastersworkshop  #hinges  #workshop  #jewelryworkshop  #clasp

Sneaky peek of the next update to my online store! Definitely wearing this for a second today. *
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Bay laurel is a staple in every kitchen, I think - and it’s been used for a long time in ritual, in healing, and in divination. *
I’m working today on photographing a handful of things and the update should be early next week! Check my IG story to set a reminder for Monday’s insta-only ring sale too!
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#qualitycontrol #copperjewelery #botanicaljewelry #artjewelry #baylaurel #ecojewelry #forestlovers #kitchenwitch #eclectic #handmade #makersupport #aspiringmetalsmiths #coppersmith #electroformed #womenmetalsmiths  #womenownedbusiness #womenwhomake

Sneaky peek of the next update to my online store! Definitely wearing this for a second today. * * Bay laurel is a staple in every kitchen, I think - and it’s been used for a long time in ritual, in healing, and in divination. * I’m working today on photographing a handful of things and the update should be early next week! Check my IG story to set a reminder for Monday’s insta-only ring sale too! * * *  #qualitycontrol  #copperjewelery  #botanicaljewelry  #artjewelry  #baylaurel  #ecojewelry  #forestlovers  #kitchenwitch  #eclectic  #handmade  #makersupport  #aspiringmetalsmiths  #coppersmith  #electroformed  #womenmetalsmiths  #womenownedbusiness  #womenwhomake

Got my seat, have you got yours? Only a few seats left!
If you live central Florida, how about car sharing? Let’s pool our resources & fuel. DM me if interested.

#Repost @fsgmetal with @get_repost
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Only a few seats left! http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html 
Learn from a true MASTER ~ 
Up for a good challenge?  Ready to hone and broaden your design and fabrication skills? 
Participants in this workshop will focus on the design and fabrication of lockets.  Topics we will cover include: Locket design (including what you want it to contain), and construction; soldering and assembly techniques; hinge construction; and simple closures. Intermediate/Advanced Level Competent metalworking and soldering skills required.

To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal 
we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all.  Be sure to send us your tips!
Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org

#FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity #TeachingTheArtOfMetal #floridagoldsmith #fsg #modernmasters #wildacres #modernmasters2019 #modernmastersworkshop
#AspiringMetalsmiths #jewelryeducation #hinges #workshop #jewelryworkshop #clasp #flexshaft #Soldering #meltingmetal 
#Silversmithing  #Fabrication #artEducation #locket #mademyself #sawingmetal #Jewelryretreat

Got my seat, have you got yours? Only a few seats left! If you live central Florida, how about car sharing? Let’s pool our resources & fuel. DM me if interested.  #Repost @fsgmetal with @get_repost ・・・ Only a few seats left! http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html Learn from a true MASTER ~ Up for a good challenge? Ready to hone and broaden your design and fabrication skills? Participants in this workshop will focus on the design and fabrication of lockets. Topics we will cover include: Locket design (including what you want it to contain), and construction; soldering and assembly techniques; hinge construction; and simple closures. Intermediate/Advanced Level Competent metalworking and soldering skills required. To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all. Be sure to send us your tips! Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #fsg  #modernmasters  #wildacres  #modernmasters2019  #modernmastersworkshop  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #hinges  #workshop  #jewelryworkshop  #clasp  #flexshaft  #Soldering  #meltingmetal  #Silversmithing  #Fabrication  #artEducation  #locket  #mademyself  #sawingmetal  #Jewelryretreat

Only a few seats left! http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html 
Learn from a true MASTER ~ 
Up for a good challenge?  Ready to hone and broaden your design and fabrication skills? 
Participants in this workshop will focus on the design and fabrication of lockets.  Topics we will cover include: Locket design (including what you want it to contain), and construction; soldering and assembly techniques; hinge construction; and simple closures. Intermediate/Advanced Level Competent metalworking and soldering skills required.

To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal 
we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all.  Be sure to send us your tips!
Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org

#FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity #TeachingTheArtOfMetal #floridagoldsmith #fsg #modernmasters #wildacres #modernmasters2019 #modernmastersworkshop
#AspiringMetalsmiths #jewelryeducation #hinges #workshop #jewelryworkshop #clasp #flexshaft #Soldering #meltingmetal 
#Silversmithing  #Fabrication #artEducation #locket #mademyself #sawingmetal #Jewelryretreat

Only a few seats left! http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html Learn from a true MASTER ~ Up for a good challenge? Ready to hone and broaden your design and fabrication skills? Participants in this workshop will focus on the design and fabrication of lockets. Topics we will cover include: Locket design (including what you want it to contain), and construction; soldering and assembly techniques; hinge construction; and simple closures. Intermediate/Advanced Level Competent metalworking and soldering skills required. To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all. Be sure to send us your tips! Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #fsg  #modernmasters  #wildacres  #modernmasters2019  #modernmastersworkshop  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #hinges  #workshop  #jewelryworkshop  #clasp  #flexshaft  #Soldering  #meltingmetal  #Silversmithing  #Fabrication  #artEducation  #locket  #mademyself  #sawingmetal  #Jewelryretreat

I adore this piece, and there's a story behind it, so bear with me. *****
After weeks and weeks of this piece sitting on my bench, I finished this ring, and I'm doing a happy dance. 😊 The Australian pipe crystal boulder opal had a sand spot on its face which was an eyesore. I slowly-but-surely ground it out, and drilled all the way through; I decided to enhance that area, and have a thick-walled sterling tube come through the hole and set a 2mm diamond into it. Now this is a *really* unique boulder opal! The tube and bezel were soldered onto the back plate at the same time... no glue, only traditional metalsmithing techniques. I really stepped out of my comfort zone for this one. ****
Austalian pipe crystal boulder opal, 2mm conflict free diamond, sterling silver, and fine silver. Size 7, can be sized up but not down.

I adore this piece, and there's a story behind it, so bear with me. ***** After weeks and weeks of this piece sitting on my bench, I finished this ring, and I'm doing a happy dance. 😊 The Australian pipe crystal boulder opal had a sand spot on its face which was an eyesore. I slowly-but-surely ground it out, and drilled all the way through; I decided to enhance that area, and have a thick-walled sterling tube come through the hole and set a 2mm diamond into it. Now this is a *really* unique boulder opal! The tube and bezel were soldered onto the back plate at the same time... no glue, only traditional metalsmithing techniques. I really stepped out of my comfort zone for this one. **** Austalian pipe crystal boulder opal, 2mm conflict free diamond, sterling silver, and fine silver. Size 7, can be sized up but not down.

Build a heavy duty plywood box to secure your acetylene tank.  FSG member Don Walker came up with this and it really helps when transporting your tank if you cut a handle in the tall back.  I created a foam cover to keep little parts from falling into the box.

#FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity #TeachingTheArtOfMetal #floridagoldsmith  #MakersGonnaMake #AspiringMetalsmiths #jewelryeducation #Riojeweler #RioJewelry  #BenchTip #TipOfTheDay #JewelryTools #Jewelrytoolbox #jewelrytool
#howitworks #benchtool #benchtooljunkies #MetasmithTricks #JewelryTricks #JewelryTip #JewelryTips #toolhack #jewelrytoolmodification #jewelrytoolstorage #crafter #craftsman #makersmovement #makers

Build a heavy duty plywood box to secure your acetylene tank. FSG member Don Walker came up with this and it really helps when transporting your tank if you cut a handle in the tall back. I created a foam cover to keep little parts from falling into the box.  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #howitworks  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #toolhack  #jewelrytoolmodification  #jewelrytoolstorage  #crafter  #craftsman  #makersmovement  #makers

Clamp-on cup holder, made for microphone stands, bicycles, and boats will fit your flex shaft stand and hold your drink off your bench, out of the way, and impossible to knock over.

More tips? Become an insider and join at http://www.fsgmetal.org/join-today.html

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 #jewelrytoolstorage #crafter #craftsman #makersmovement #makers #benchmodification #jewlerybench #cupholder

Clamp-on cup holder, made for microphone stands, bicycles, and boats will fit your flex shaft stand and hold your drink off your bench, out of the way, and impossible to knock over. More tips? Become an insider and join at http://www.fsgmetal.org/join-today.html  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #howitworks  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #toolhack  #jewelrytoolmodification  #floridajeweler  #fsgmembers  #artjewelry  #jewelrytoolstorage  #crafter  #craftsman  #makersmovement  #makers  #benchmodification  #jewlerybench  #cupholder

FSG member Lori Mason, @onthefringeboutique is excited to show me her shop and studio when I stopped by for a surprise visit.  We met at an FSG workshop and still use those techniques today!

Check out our latest classes http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html

To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal 
we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all.  Be sure to send us your tips!
Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org

#FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity #TeachingTheArtOfMetal #floridagoldsmith #jewelryworkshop #artEducation 
#MakersGonnaMake #AspiringMetalsmiths #jewelryeducation
#fsg #modernmasters #wildacres #modernmasters2019 #jewelrydesign #jewelrymaking #jewelrymakingclass #modernmastersworkshop #JewelryCommunity

FSG member Lori Mason, @onthefringeboutique is excited to show me her shop and studio when I stopped by for a surprise visit. We met at an FSG workshop and still use those techniques today! Check out our latest classes http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all. Be sure to send us your tips! Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #jewelryworkshop  #artEducation  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #fsg  #modernmasters  #wildacres  #modernmasters2019  #jewelrydesign  #jewelrymaking  #jewelrymakingclass  #modernmastersworkshop  #JewelryCommunity

Only a few seats left!  http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html

A workshop on non-traditional construction methods & application processes in vitreous
enamel.
This workshop will begin with students etching copper or SILVER sheet utilizing the process of electro-etching in order to create exciting textures, imagery & patterns on metal. The class will quickly move on to a variety of demonstrations that explore alternative fabricating techniques like score & fold, tab & fold & sewing/stitching with wire before the process of enameling begins. Students will be given paper templates or guides in order to create multiple finished samples which can then be turned into functional objects or jewelry.

To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal 
we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all.  Be sure to send us your tips!
Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org

#FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity #TeachingTheArtOfMetal #floridagoldsmith #AspiringMetalsmiths #jewelryeducation #fsg #modernmasters #wildacres #modernmasters2019 #modernmastersworkshop #etching #saltwateretching
#enameling #raffletickets#jewelryfundraiser #uniquecharms #aspiringmetalsmiths  #nonprofit #HandmadeJewelry #HandCrafted  #artJewelry #JewelryArt #goldsmith #Silversmith

Only a few seats left! http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html A workshop on non-traditional construction methods & application processes in vitreous enamel. This workshop will begin with students etching copper or SILVER sheet utilizing the process of electro-etching in order to create exciting textures, imagery & patterns on metal. The class will quickly move on to a variety of demonstrations that explore alternative fabricating techniques like score & fold, tab & fold & sewing/stitching with wire before the process of enameling begins. Students will be given paper templates or guides in order to create multiple finished samples which can then be turned into functional objects or jewelry. To share our posts on your account, tag & credit @FSGmetal we are working hard and happy to share these tips with all. Be sure to send us your tips! Thank you for following www.FSGmetal.org  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #floridagoldsmith  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #jewelryeducation  #fsg  #modernmasters  #wildacres  #modernmasters2019  #modernmastersworkshop  #etching  #saltwateretching  #enameling  #raffletickets #jewelryfundraiser  #uniquecharms  #aspiringmetalsmiths  #nonprofit  #HandmadeJewelry  #HandCrafted  #artJewelry  #JewelryArt  #goldsmith  #Silversmith

ROCK that stamp!  You can use a curved ring stamp by hand to mark a flat piece. Hold the stamp with all of my fingers wrapped around it and thumb on top. 
Start with the stamp leaning on the first letter (to the left if reading right); then apply firm-hard pressure as you rock the stamp towards and away from you as you slowly move to the right. 
Grab some scrap and practice a few times, it is not as hard to do as it seems. It also prevents the ghost on the front of piece from hitting a stamp too hard.

We have a class on tips and tricks! http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html

#FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity #TeachingTheArtOfMetal #MakersGonnaMake #AspiringMetalsmiths #BenchTip #TipOfTheDay #JewelryTools #Jewelrytoolbox #jewelrytool
#howitworks #benchtool #benchtooljunkies #MetasmithTricks #JewelryTricks #JewelryTip #JewelryTips #toolhack 
#jewelrytoolmodification #toolhack

ROCK that stamp! You can use a curved ring stamp by hand to mark a flat piece. Hold the stamp with all of my fingers wrapped around it and thumb on top. Start with the stamp leaning on the first letter (to the left if reading right); then apply firm-hard pressure as you rock the stamp towards and away from you as you slowly move to the right. Grab some scrap and practice a few times, it is not as hard to do as it seems. It also prevents the ghost on the front of piece from hitting a stamp too hard. We have a class on tips and tricks! http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #howitworks  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #toolhack  #jewelrytoolmodification  #toolhack

TEXTURE A BEZEL?  yep, TEXTURE EVERYTHING ON A HOLLOW FORM WITH OPTIONAL HINGES.  July 13 & 14, $225.  See FSGmetal.org/workshops

Take your jewelry to the next level. In this class you will learn to use the little torch with oxygen and acetylene to solder small, closed, hollow boxes of your design, including curves!  Discover how to texture sidewalls, tops, bottoms, jump rings, and even bezels!  Finish with stone-setting and delight of making yours a truly custom three-dimensional piece. 
This pendant hangs from a chain through the box.  Hinging two boxes together for movement and wear-ability will be demonstrated and available as an advanced project. These hinges are not as fussy as a locket and are fun to make. 
This is an intermediate class using the little torch with dual fuel. Basic soldering and sawing skills are required. 
See Bev’s work at https://www.sleepingfox.net/sleeping_fox_portfolio/
Bev Fox, of Sleeping Fox Inc., owns a US Patent on her jewelry clasp, the ‘Chameleon Swivel Lock’. #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity #TeachingTheArtOfMetal #MakersGonnaMake #AspiringMetalsmiths
#Riojeweler #RioJewelry #jewleryeducation #stonesetting #jewleryslide #hollowform #jewelrybox #jewelryhollowform #torch #littletorch #jewelrytorch #fsgmetal #floridagoldsmith #floridajeweler #fsgmembers #artjewelry #hinges #workshop #jewelryworkshop #jewelrydesign #jewelrymaking #jewelrymakingclass#sawingmetal #sawingmetals #metalsawing

TEXTURE A BEZEL? yep, TEXTURE EVERYTHING ON A HOLLOW FORM WITH OPTIONAL HINGES. July 13 & 14, $225. See FSGmetal.org/workshops Take your jewelry to the next level. In this class you will learn to use the little torch with oxygen and acetylene to solder small, closed, hollow boxes of your design, including curves! Discover how to texture sidewalls, tops, bottoms, jump rings, and even bezels! Finish with stone-setting and delight of making yours a truly custom three-dimensional piece. This pendant hangs from a chain through the box. Hinging two boxes together for movement and wear-ability will be demonstrated and available as an advanced project. These hinges are not as fussy as a locket and are fun to make. This is an intermediate class using the little torch with dual fuel. Basic soldering and sawing skills are required. See Bev’s work at https://www.sleepingfox.net/sleeping_fox_portfolio/ Bev Fox, of Sleeping Fox Inc., owns a US Patent on her jewelry clasp, the ‘Chameleon Swivel Lock’.  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #jewleryeducation  #stonesetting  #jewleryslide  #hollowform  #jewelrybox  #jewelryhollowform  #torch  #littletorch  #jewelrytorch  #fsgmetal  #floridagoldsmith  #floridajeweler  #fsgmembers  #artjewelry  #hinges  #workshop  #jewelryworkshop  #jewelrydesign  #jewelrymaking  #jewelrymakingclass #sawingmetal  #sawingmetals  #metalsawing

More fun with the Pepe rolling mill! A couple of dies made for a die-cut machine that I got in a card making magazine and a piece of lace...stay tuned for finished pieces #pepetools #copper #lace #diecuts #rollingmill #aspiringmetalsmiths

More fun with the Pepe rolling mill! A couple of dies made for a die-cut machine that I got in a card making magazine and a piece of lace...stay tuned for finished pieces  #pepetools  #copper  #lace  #diecuts  #rollingmill  #aspiringmetalsmiths

This workshop will teach you to be a be a master.  It will focus on working with silver, and combining it with gold in a variety of ways to make interesting and out-of-the-ordinary jewelry. Explore fusing, soldering, inlay, fabrication and alloying. Re-use and re-work old gold scrap and combine it with silver in a new way to add value to your sterling and avoid the costs of working entirely in gold! This workshop exposes the student to classical techniques as well as the practical shortcuts for making work efficiently. Lots of tips and tricks will be discussed and demonstrated.  There may be a limited number of single rooms available and the single supplement fee is $250.00.

http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html

#FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity #TeachingTheArtOfMetal #MakersGonnaMake #AspiringMetalsmiths #fsg #modernmasters #wildacres #modernmasters2019 #modernmastersworkshop #hinges #workshop #jewelryworkshop #clasp #flexshaft
#Soldering #meltingmetal #Jewelryretreat
#JewelryCommunity #artistmeditation #artistblock #jewelryeducation

This workshop will teach you to be a be a master. It will focus on working with silver, and combining it with gold in a variety of ways to make interesting and out-of-the-ordinary jewelry. Explore fusing, soldering, inlay, fabrication and alloying. Re-use and re-work old gold scrap and combine it with silver in a new way to add value to your sterling and avoid the costs of working entirely in gold! This workshop exposes the student to classical techniques as well as the practical shortcuts for making work efficiently. Lots of tips and tricks will be discussed and demonstrated. There may be a limited number of single rooms available and the single supplement fee is $250.00. http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #fsg  #modernmasters  #wildacres  #modernmasters2019  #modernmastersworkshop  #hinges  #workshop  #jewelryworkshop  #clasp  #flexshaft  #Soldering  #meltingmetal  #Jewelryretreat  #JewelryCommunity  #artistmeditation  #artistblock  #jewelryeducation

@cumminskay and I recently wrote a paper for The Society of North American Goldsmiths. They have now published it in the latest volume of Handouts for the 21st Century. If you don’t have the first two volumes, buy them also. They are hands down the best value and you’ll learn a ton! 
Attached are the Table of Contents of this substantial book that offers technical information for jewelers and metalsmiths, plus professional development information. All the information was offered by volunteer jewelers and metalsmiths. The profits go to SNAG's scholarships for emerging jeweler/metalsmiths in honor of my friend and fellow Rio Grande Senior Teacher, J Fred Woell. 
#metalsmithsocietyshare #Riojeweler #RioJewelry #JewelryCommunity #TeachingTheArtOfMetal #MakersGonnaMake #AspiringMetalsmiths #HandmadeJewelry #HandCrafted #goldsmith #Silversmith #Jewelry #Jeweler #MakingJewelry #handmadechain #Soldering #meltingmetal #MetasmithTricks #JewelryTricks #JewelryTip #DIYjewelry #BenchTip

@cumminskay and I recently wrote a paper for The Society of North American Goldsmiths. They have now published it in the latest volume of Handouts for the 21st Century. If you don’t have the first two volumes, buy them also. They are hands down the best value and you’ll learn a ton! Attached are the Table of Contents of this substantial book that offers technical information for jewelers and metalsmiths, plus professional development information. All the information was offered by volunteer jewelers and metalsmiths. The profits go to SNAG's scholarships for emerging jeweler/metalsmiths in honor of my friend and fellow Rio Grande Senior Teacher, J Fred Woell.  #metalsmithsocietyshare  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #HandmadeJewelry  #HandCrafted  #goldsmith  #Silversmith  #Jewelry  #Jeweler  #MakingJewelry  #handmadechain  #Soldering  #meltingmetal  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #DIYjewelry  #BenchTip

Posted @withrepost • @fsgmetal Etching Silver with Electricity?  Then learning a new construction technique and finishing with enamel?  AWESOME.  This workshop is perfect for beginners as well as experienced students.  Tag a friend to join you!

http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html
Learn from the Masters, you don't have to be one.
“Pink” Pendant 2017 😘
#enamel #etch #etching #construction #fabrication #FSGmetal  #Riojeweler #RioJewelry #JewelryCommunity #TeachingTheArtOfMetal #MakersGonnaMake #AspiringMetalsmiths #fsg #modernmasters #wildacres #modernmasters2019#modernmastersworkshop #workshop #jewelryworkshop #Jewelryretreat #JewelryCommunity #artistmeditation #artistblock #jewelryeducation

Posted @withrepost • @fsgmetal Etching Silver with Electricity? Then learning a new construction technique and finishing with enamel? AWESOME. This workshop is perfect for beginners as well as experienced students. Tag a friend to join you! http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html Learn from the Masters, you don't have to be one. “Pink” Pendant 2017 😘  #enamel  #etch  #etching  #construction  #fabrication  #FSGmetal  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #fsg  #modernmasters  #wildacres  #modernmasters2019 #modernmastersworkshop  #workshop  #jewelryworkshop  #Jewelryretreat  #JewelryCommunity  #artistmeditation  #artistblock  #jewelryeducation

Etching Silver with Electricity?  Then learning a new construction technique and finishing with enamel?  AWESOME.  This workshop is perfect for beginners as well as experienced students.  Tag a friend to join you!

http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html
Learn from the Masters, you don't have to be one.

#enamel #etch #etching #construction #fabrication #FSGmetal  #Riojeweler #RioJewelry #JewelryCommunity #TeachingTheArtOfMetal #MakersGonnaMake #AspiringMetalsmiths #fsg #modernmasters #wildacres #modernmasters2019#modernmastersworkshop #workshop #jewelryworkshop #Jewelryretreat #JewelryCommunity #artistmeditation #artistblock #jewelryeducation

Etching Silver with Electricity? Then learning a new construction technique and finishing with enamel? AWESOME. This workshop is perfect for beginners as well as experienced students. Tag a friend to join you! http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html Learn from the Masters, you don't have to be one.  #enamel  #etch  #etching  #construction  #fabrication  #FSGmetal  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #fsg  #modernmasters  #wildacres  #modernmasters2019 #modernmastersworkshop  #workshop  #jewelryworkshop  #Jewelryretreat  #JewelryCommunity  #artistmeditation  #artistblock  #jewelryeducation

One of two rose cut tourmaline rings now available, the color is just lovely, almost a minty green 💚💖😍

One of two rose cut tourmaline rings now available, the color is just lovely, almost a minty green 💚💖😍

Fabricating with Gold and Silver with Paulette Werger. Explore fusing, soldering, inlay, fabrication and alloying. Re-use and re-work old gold scrap and combine it with silver in a new way to add value to your sterling and avoid the costs of working entirely in gold! This workshop exposes the student to classical techniques as well as the practical shortcuts for making work efficiently. Lots of tips and tricks will be discussed and demonstrated.

http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html

Learn from the Masters, you don't have to be one.

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#jewelryarts #metalwork #jewelrydesign #jewelrymaking #jewelrymakingclass #crafter #craftsman #makersmovement #makers

Fabricating with Gold and Silver with Paulette Werger. Explore fusing, soldering, inlay, fabrication and alloying. Re-use and re-work old gold scrap and combine it with silver in a new way to add value to your sterling and avoid the costs of working entirely in gold! This workshop exposes the student to classical techniques as well as the practical shortcuts for making work efficiently. Lots of tips and tricks will be discussed and demonstrated. http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html Learn from the Masters, you don't have to be one.  #FSGmeta  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #fsg  #modernmasters  #wildacres  #modernmasters2019 #modernmastersworkshop  #jewelryeducation  #JewelryInspiration  #Fabrication  #artEducation  #JewelryArt  #Metalsmith  #ContemporaryJewelry  #BenchJeweler  #jewelryarts  #metalwork  #jewelrydesign  #jewelrymaking  #jewelrymakingclass  #crafter  #craftsman  #makersmovement  #makers

A really neat packing tip for the workshop students! Carefully & smoothly fold each piece in half lengthwise & then again so it's long and narrow (about 2-6 in. wide depending on what it is). Then start at the top and roll it into a nice little sausage. THEN stuff it into a shower cap (8 for $1 @ Dollar Tree). If it's small stuff like panties you can get multiples per cap. Bigger stuff might be individually. Then just stack the pieces in your bag. Easy to find what you want, everything is compact and when you unroll it - no wrinkles!! At least none if you folded carefully. LOL

Signup for class today!
http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html

#crafter #craftsman #makersmovement #makers #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity #TeachingTheArtOfMetal #MakersGonnaMake #AspiringMetalsmiths #packing #suitcase #fsg #modernmasters #wildacres #modernmasters2019#modernmastersworkshop

A really neat packing tip for the workshop students! Carefully & smoothly fold each piece in half lengthwise & then again so it's long and narrow (about 2-6 in. wide depending on what it is). Then start at the top and roll it into a nice little sausage. THEN stuff it into a shower cap (8 for $1 @ Dollar Tree). If it's small stuff like panties you can get multiples per cap. Bigger stuff might be individually. Then just stack the pieces in your bag. Easy to find what you want, everything is compact and when you unroll it - no wrinkles!! At least none if you folded carefully. LOL Signup for class today! http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html  #crafter  #craftsman  #makersmovement  #makers  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #packing  #suitcase  #fsg  #modernmasters  #wildacres  #modernmasters2019 #modernmastersworkshop

A few pretties on the bench. Playing around with some ideas. #chrissiharmonjewelry #handmadejewelry #newideas

A few pretties on the bench. Playing around with some ideas.  #chrissiharmonjewelry  #handmadejewelry  #newideas

TEXTURE EVERYTHING ON A HOLLOW FORM WITH OPTIONAL HINGES.  July 13 & 14, $225.  See FSGmetal.org/workshops

Take your jewelry to the next level. In this class you will learn to use the little torch with oxygen and acetylene to solder small, closed, hollow boxes of your design, including curves!  Discover how to texture sidewalls, tops, bottoms, jump rings, and even bezels!  Finish with stone-setting and delight of making yours a truly custom three-dimensional piece. 
This pendant hangs from a chain through the box.  Hinging two boxes together for movement and wear-ability will be demonstrated and available as an advanced project. These hinges are not as fussy as a locket and are fun to make. 
This is an intermediate class using the little torch with dual fuel. Basic soldering and sawing skills are required. 
See Bev’s work at https://www.sleepingfox.net/sleeping_fox_portfolio/
Bev Fox, of Sleeping Fox Inc., owns a US Patent on her jewelry clasp, the ‘Chameleon Swivel Lock’. #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity #TeachingTheArtOfMetal #MakersGonnaMake #AspiringMetalsmiths
#Riojeweler #RioJewelry #jewleryeducation #stonesetting #jewleryslide #hollowform #jewelrybox #jewelryhollowform #torch #littletorch #jewelrytorch #fsgmetal #floridagoldsmith #floridajeweler #fsgmembers #artjewelry #hinges #workshop #jewelryworkshop #jewelrydesign #jewelrymaking #jewelrymakingclass#sawingmetal #sawingmetals #metalsawing

TEXTURE EVERYTHING ON A HOLLOW FORM WITH OPTIONAL HINGES. July 13 & 14, $225. See FSGmetal.org/workshops Take your jewelry to the next level. In this class you will learn to use the little torch with oxygen and acetylene to solder small, closed, hollow boxes of your design, including curves! Discover how to texture sidewalls, tops, bottoms, jump rings, and even bezels! Finish with stone-setting and delight of making yours a truly custom three-dimensional piece. This pendant hangs from a chain through the box. Hinging two boxes together for movement and wear-ability will be demonstrated and available as an advanced project. These hinges are not as fussy as a locket and are fun to make. This is an intermediate class using the little torch with dual fuel. Basic soldering and sawing skills are required. See Bev’s work at https://www.sleepingfox.net/sleeping_fox_portfolio/ Bev Fox, of Sleeping Fox Inc., owns a US Patent on her jewelry clasp, the ‘Chameleon Swivel Lock’.  #FSGmetal  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #jewleryeducation  #stonesetting  #jewleryslide  #hollowform  #jewelrybox  #jewelryhollowform  #torch  #littletorch  #jewelrytorch  #fsgmetal  #floridagoldsmith  #floridajeweler  #fsgmembers  #artjewelry  #hinges  #workshop  #jewelryworkshop  #jewelrydesign  #jewelrymaking  #jewelrymakingclass #sawingmetal  #sawingmetals  #metalsawing

Instructor John Cogswell is a jeweler, silversmith, educator and author/illustrator of Creative Stonesetting . Recently retired from SUNY New Paltz, New York, he previously taught at Parsons School of Design, the Pratt Institute and Hofstra University. His LOCKET workshop will demystify HINGES and catches! Learn from the Masters, you don't have to be one. 
http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html 
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Instructor John Cogswell is a jeweler, silversmith, educator and author/illustrator of Creative Stonesetting . Recently retired from SUNY New Paltz, New York, he previously taught at Parsons School of Design, the Pratt Institute and Hofstra University. His LOCKET workshop will demystify HINGES and catches! Learn from the Masters, you don't have to be one. http://www.fsgmetal.org/modernmaster-2019.html  #Jewelryretreat  #JewelryCommunity  #artistmeditation  #artistblock  #jewelryeducation  #hingedjewelry  #fsg  #modernmasters  #wildacres  #modernmasters2019 #modernmastersworkshop  #JewelryTips  #toolhack  #fsgmetal  #floridagoldsmith  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #Soldering  #artJewelry  #JewelryArt  #goldsmith  #Silversmith  #Jewelry  #Jeweler  #MakingJewelry  #Silversmithing  #metalwork  #jewelrydesign

Black opal pendant, glowing a celestial blue 💙💙💙 This piece is so vibrant, it reminds me of a butterfly wing. 🤩

Black opal pendant, glowing a celestial blue 💙💙💙 This piece is so vibrant, it reminds me of a butterfly wing. 🤩

Instead of filling your entire ultrasonic tank with cleaning solution, make a mini tank; which is filled with the cleaning solution, It is easy to remove, contains loose pieces and you conserve your cleaning solution. Use a small glass beaker or jar and attached blobs of silicone caulk on the bottom. Glass transmits ultrasonic waves easier than metal mesh, and the silicone blobs means it won’t damage the transducer. I placed 4 blobs of silicone on the bottom of the beaker, then set it down on some plastic wrap to cure overnight. I peeled off the plastic wrap in the morning and had flat silicone feet. Instead of filling up my main tank with cleaning solution, I just fill it with water and insert my mini tank with the cleaning solution inside of it. Easy to remove, hold it up above my eyeline and see the lost part on the bottom of the mini tank. This lets me fish with my tweezers and see what I’m going after. 
#FSGmetal  #Riojeweler #RioJewelry #JewelryCommunity #TeachingTheArtOfMetal #MakersGonnaMake #AspiringMetalsmiths 
#BenchTip #TipOfTheDay #JewelryTools #Jewelrytoolbox #jewelrytool
#howitworks #benchtool #benchtooljunkies #MetasmithTricks #JewelryTricks #JewelryTip #JewelryTips 
#ultrasonicjewelrycleaner

Instead of filling your entire ultrasonic tank with cleaning solution, make a mini tank; which is filled with the cleaning solution, It is easy to remove, contains loose pieces and you conserve your cleaning solution. Use a small glass beaker or jar and attached blobs of silicone caulk on the bottom. Glass transmits ultrasonic waves easier than metal mesh, and the silicone blobs means it won’t damage the transducer. I placed 4 blobs of silicone on the bottom of the beaker, then set it down on some plastic wrap to cure overnight. I peeled off the plastic wrap in the morning and had flat silicone feet. Instead of filling up my main tank with cleaning solution, I just fill it with water and insert my mini tank with the cleaning solution inside of it. Easy to remove, hold it up above my eyeline and see the lost part on the bottom of the mini tank. This lets me fish with my tweezers and see what I’m going after.  #FSGmetal  #Riojeweler  #RioJewelry  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #BenchTip  #TipOfTheDay  #JewelryTools  #Jewelrytoolbox  #jewelrytool  #howitworks  #benchtool  #benchtooljunkies  #MetasmithTricks  #JewelryTricks  #JewelryTip  #JewelryTips  #ultrasonicjewelrycleaner

LAVA & OUTERSPACE have what in common?  Peridot a gem sometimes mistaken for emeralds.

This gem is found in lava and carried to the surface from deep within the core; however, gem-quality peridot occurs in only a fraction of these cases. Peridots can also be found in meteorites.

In the ancient world, mining of peridot, called topazios then, on St. John's Island in the Red Sea began about 300 B.C.  It is the birthstone for August.

#JewelryCommunity #TeachingTheArtOfMetal #MakersGonnaMake #AspiringMetalsmiths  #fsg #fsgmetal #peridot #lavarocks #gemstone #gemstones #greengem #birthstone #greenwithenvy #jewelryarts #metalwork #jewelrydesign #jewelrymaking #jewelrymakingclass  #crafter #craftsman #makersmovement #makers

LAVA & OUTERSPACE have what in common? Peridot a gem sometimes mistaken for emeralds. This gem is found in lava and carried to the surface from deep within the core; however, gem-quality peridot occurs in only a fraction of these cases. Peridots can also be found in meteorites. In the ancient world, mining of peridot, called topazios then, on St. John's Island in the Red Sea began about 300 B.C. It is the birthstone for August.  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #fsg  #fsgmetal  #peridot  #lavarocks  #gemstone  #gemstones  #greengem  #birthstone  #greenwithenvy  #jewelryarts  #metalwork  #jewelrydesign  #jewelrymaking  #jewelrymakingclass  #crafter  #craftsman  #makersmovement  #makers

Yesterday I had such a great day at Art in the Park in Allentown,  PA! Not only did I get to meet wonderful people and reconnect with others, the weather was amazing, and I won Third Place for Fine Craft. 😊

Yesterday I had such a great day at Art in the Park in Allentown, PA! Not only did I get to meet wonderful people and reconnect with others, the weather was amazing, and I won Third Place for Fine Craft. 😊

Charles Carubia's awesome charm for the Add a Charm for FSG.  See details at http://www.fsgmetal.org/add-a-charm-bracelet.html

#handmade #fsg #fsgmetal #riojeweler #charm #bird #heron #bracelet #raffle #winme #metalsmith #JewelryCommunity #TeachingTheArtOfMetal #MakersGonnaMake #AspiringMetalsmiths #fabrication #sterling #silver #silvercharm

Charles Carubia's awesome charm for the Add a Charm for FSG. See details at http://www.fsgmetal.org/add-a-charm-bracelet.html  #handmade  #fsg  #fsgmetal  #riojeweler  #charm  #bird  #heron  #bracelet  #raffle  #winme  #metalsmith  #JewelryCommunity  #TeachingTheArtOfMetal  #MakersGonnaMake  #AspiringMetalsmiths  #fabrication  #sterling  #silver  #silvercharm

Tomorrow is the debut of my newest small collection: Confetti  Sterling adorned with scrumptious candy-like tourmaline cabochons, and speckled with faceted tourmalines and diamonds. 😍 See it at Art in the Park 10a-5p at West Park in Allentown, PA.

Tomorrow is the debut of my newest small collection: Confetti Sterling adorned with scrumptious candy-like tourmaline cabochons, and speckled with faceted tourmalines and diamonds. 😍 See it at Art in the Park 10a-5p at West Park in Allentown, PA.

Saturday is the day! 45th annual Art in the Park, held at West Park in #allentownpa I'll be at spot 506  nearest Linden Street.

Saturday is the day! 45th annual Art in the Park, held at West Park in  #allentownpa I'll be at spot 506 nearest Linden Street.

Just listed! Boulder opals and pipe crystal opals for custom rings. These pieces are STUNNING, extremely vibrant and full of color. Get your favorite NOW (before someone else does!) 😍🌈💍

Just listed! Boulder opals and pipe crystal opals for custom rings. These pieces are STUNNING, extremely vibrant and full of color. Get your favorite NOW (before someone else does!) 😍🌈💍

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