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Can I tumble aluminum (all gauges) successfully? To get rid of sharp edges, burrs, harden and polish up? I am having fun designing and making jewelry
Absolutely love this site!! I am just starting to learn metal smithing and wire work jewelry and need LOTS of help! Do you have any online/video tutorials
Hi Stacy, I'd like to make some knots in smaller gauge wire - 18 and 20g. and wondered what size mandrel I'd need use for each of those gauges and how
How permanent is the LOS patina when applied to hot silver within hot water? Stacy's Answer: Not permanent at all. It is a patina surface treatment and
I left my silver chain in the solution too long, how can I reverse it? Thanks, Geri Stacy's Answer: What solution Geri? Liver-of-sulfur? For LOS, you can
Fossilized coprolite cabochon pendant
A guided independent studies class for the intermediate to more advanced metalsmith student.
In this fast-paced 2-day jewelry making workshop you'll go beyond simple soldering and learn some of the finer techniques with the torch.
Hi, I am brand new to jewelry work. I'm using copper that I hand-stamp. I'm using LOS to patina, I've noticed on a few pieces small almost bubbles? Any
In this 5 day accelerated class you'll learn the basics of metal jewelry fabrication while making some fun metal projects.