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Metalsmithing 101

I just finished up an amazing one-day workshop in my studio and promised the ladies the links to some of the tools in my studio that we used. Here they are!

Tool Box Tools:

Jewelers Saw with blades

Needle Files

Pliers needle nose  I love these

Wire cutters

Step Pliers that Sofia LOVES

Safely glasses



Studio Tools:

Swanson Disc cutter 

Cheaper Disc cutter 

EVEN CHEAPER disc cutter

(Make sure you keep those disc cutters oiled! No water EVER)

Dapping blocks of steel and wooden

Rawhide mallet

Texture hammer

I don't have these...but they are great!

Circle punch tool

Drill press

Soldering set up


steel shot 

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