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Hiring your first jewelry business assistant is a huge step in your business' growth! We asked our jeweler friends to give us their best advice.
May 15, 2019

Hiring Your First Jewelry Studio Assistant

by Ashley Maldonado

Hiring your first jewelry business assistant is a huge step in your business’ growth! It can also make you nervous as you think about inviting someone else into your design process. We talked to jewelers who have been there, either as a new boss or as a studio assistant to give you tips on making this big step successful.

How do you set-up a wire wrapping studio? From setting up your work area to basic supplies, we cover a lot of information in this article.
May 03, 2019

Setting Up Your Wire Wrapping Jewelry Studio

by Erica Stice

Ready to wire wrap? Get prepared with this article! We've covered the studio area, gauges of wire, beginner tools and some materials that you can use when wire wrapping.

Graduation can be scary! Jewelry BFA graduates in particular are often missing resources and guidance for their careers. This article explores career paths.
March 22, 2018

A Jewelry Student's Guide to Planning for Graduation

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Students anticipate graduation with a mixture of excitement, relief and total panic. What's next!? Starting a new career in jewelry can be daunting. Plan ahead to cover your work space needs and save yourself one extra headache.

Flex shaft attachments can be overwhelming! Learn which ones you need in your jewelry studio along with techniques and tips for jewelry finishing.
May 02, 2017

Flex Shaft Attachments for Finishing

by Erica Stice

A flex shaft (or Dremel) rotary is one of the most indispensable metalsmithing tools in the jewelry studio . We use flex shafts for sanding, polishing, cutting and drilling. They shave time off in the studio so we can move on to other projects. I love our flex shaft but ...

Need a new jewelry soldering station? Read Erica's article to learn how to choose the right soldering fuel and torch tips for your home studio.
December 20, 2016

Solders, Torches & Fuels Used in a Jewelry Studio

by Erica Stice

Picking a fuel type for your jewelry studio can be an arduous research session. We've narrowed it down with the pros and cons for each type, with additional information on torch tips included - updated February 2019.

Halstead Jewelry Studio Coordinator Erica Stice lists her recommendations for the most essential tools to get for your new jewelry studio space.
November 03, 2015

Essential Tools for Your New Jewelry Studio

by Erica Stice

Build your studio bench with Erica's top picks of essential tools for  metalsmiths.

Watch our jewelry studio organization tips video for great ideas to keep your workspace functional and comfortable. Keep tools at your fingertips.
April 13, 2015

Jewelry Studio Organization Tips

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Keep your jewelry studio space organized with our tips and ideas!

Watch this video overview of how to set-up a jewelry studio bench the first time. Learn essential supplies and tools plus organizational tips.
March 30, 2015

Jewelry Bench Set-up Video

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Learn low-cost alternatives and organizational tips to set-up your jewelry bench at home or in your new studio work space. How to save money and build a functional space for your craft.

Cowboy's Sweetheart jeweler Amy Fortunato details the importance of safety in the jewelry studio along with great tips to protect yourself.
March 03, 2015

Jewelry Studio Safety First. Fashion Second.

by Amy Fortunato

How to avoid setting your hair on fire and other helpful, humorous tips from the jewelry studio safety trenches. Special thanks to guest blogger, Amy Fortunato!

This overview details an essential jewelry studio tool: the jeweler's bench pin. Learn the features of, why they are necessary and how to choose the best.
February 24, 2015

New Jeweler's Guide to the Bench Pin

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Bench Pin 101 for new jewelers. Check out product information and tips for use.