Whether you do wirework, beadwork, or metalwork, pliers are essential to our work–perhaps more than any other jewelry-making tool. I know I have my favorites and I bet you do, too. I might even have duplicates of some of those favorites, just in case. Years ago, I never imagined that I’d get attached to some […]

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I don’t share my personal metalsmithing work on social media much, but I seem certain to share if I hammer my thumb, lose a gemstone in the mess of my bench, or nearly catch something on fire. I wonder why that is? Is it simply humility that makes us share our metalsmithing mishaps more than […]

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Solder Like A Lady with Hilary Halstead Scott

I first met the Halsteads at a jewelry making industry party in Tucson several years ago, and right away, I was smitten. Before we were introduced, they were described to me as the “amazing family” that founded and own the well-respected Halstead jewelry-making supply company. Within minutes after meeting them, I could see why! Amazing […]

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