Metalsmith Essentials: Machine Finishing Jewelry DVD

Join artist and experienced metalsmith Helen I. Driggs in 9 watch-and-learn lessons for everything you need to know to complete your jewelry pieces with the quick use of equipment.
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Finish your jewelry fast . . . with helpful equipment!

Perfect your metal jewelry with a comprehensive lesson in machine finishing. Join artist and experienced metalsmith Helen I. Driggs in 9 watch-and-learn lessons for everything you need to know to complete your jewelry pieces with the quick use of equipment.

Expand your jewelry-making repertoire with how-tos for finishing metal with a tumbler, Dremel or flex-shaft, polishing arbor, and more--plus discover which technique to use for a variety of different pieces to achieve the look you desire.

Enter a new era in your jewelry designs as you:

  • Get expert tips to stay safe and use the equipment properly.
  • Uncover expert advice on what pieces should be tumbled and what should not.
  • Incorporate a variety of finishes onto one piece for intriguing contrast.
  • Achieve a mirror finish on big pieces with the use of the polishing arbor.
  • Learn the variety of benefits and uses a flex-shaft has to offer.
  • Discover the right steps to avoid cross-contamination of materials and metals.
  • And much, much more!
Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU 12BD13
Product Type DVD
ISBN 13 9781596687271
Author/Designer Helen I. Driggs
Customer Reviews (7)
Lots of good information on finishing jewelry Review by Gail (Posted on 1/11/2016)
packed full of information
Helen is very thorough and gives a ton of information on finishing jewelry. Thanks Helen! Review by Gail (Posted on 1/11/2016)
Just what I was looking for!!
Helen's video is just what I was looking for to take my jewelry to the next level!

Everybody has their own way of doing things and Helen provides more than enough information to be able to take what she presents and develop your own processes and procedures to turn out fantastic looking jewelry!!

Awesome video and information!
Review by Jeff (Posted on 11/8/2015)
Misleading- NO Dremel hints,tips,or demos
I bought this because I am nervous with my Dremel and I wanted to watch someone use one. So I searched Dremel and this came up. It had good reviews,so...Thanks again for misleading me, Interweave! This should have been called a commercial for Flexshafts! Some of us have kids in college and just can't afford one! I think I'm going to have to quit buying your products. Huge,expensive torches,rolling mills-honestly,who has one in their house? There is less than 60 seconds on here about Dremels and she never even never even turned it on. Basically, I wasted money the third purchase in a row. Definitely NOT happy. Apparently those of us who can't afford huge metal shops are just out of luck. Review by Kirsten M (Posted on 1/21/2015)
I think this is clearly and logically presented. I like Helen's parallel between hand tools and machine tools. I think this makes it easier for beginners or learners to understand the function of the tools. ( We are all learners, never stop). Also very useful , Helen shows how to hold and use the equipment, with an emphasis on safety.
I wish all the learners I teach at a lapidary club could watch this, and learn ! I certainly picked up a lot of useful tips.
Review by Irene (Posted on 10/9/2014)
Now I Want a Flex Shaft!
I do my finishing currently with a Dremel and it works fine for the amount of finishing that I do. But this DVD opened my eyes to various possibilities and have decided as soon as I save up enough, a Flex shaft will be my next big purchase. Helping to understand what to use when and the helpful little tips really make a difference and I learned a lot with this DVD. Highly recommend to anyone who works with metal in any form. Review by Linda (Posted on 5/26/2014)
A really comprehensive little package on machine finishing jewelry.
I am an accomplished metalsmith who has studied with some of the most well respected instructors in the world. Helen Driggs pulls a great deal of long term training into a smooth and concise presentation that covers what every beginner needs to know while refreshing some old memories. I have watched some of her earlier videos and she has really polished her presentation. The message is simple and to the point and should benefit every viewer. Review by Warren (Posted on 12/11/2013)
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