Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A Refound Passion

I finally did it, I took the plunge and ordered some metalsmithing tools. After browsing countless websites and local stores I realized that I could only get the bulk of my tools online. $150 later, I will have sufficient tools to do cold joinery. I will not be soldering anything yet due to (very) expensive torches and a smaller than small living space.

I soon hope to be back as a full on metalsmith, but I think I should just wet my feet a bit before diving right into it. My tools should be here by Friday, I am so excited! Now I need to get some sheets of metal to practice on before I just start working with sterling silver. I have gotten a few recommendations from fellow Etsyians on places to by sheet metal and have been busy looking them over. I will be documenting the start up of my newest endeavor so check back often with updates on my (hopeful) progress!


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Suzette M. Morgan said...

That is wonderful that you are getting back into metalsmithing. I hope to get a peek at your new creations on etsy.

Sandra Eileen - Artisan Jewelry For Your Good Life said...

I would love to know how to do cold joinery - any hints for the total novice?