Halstead Jewelry Articles tagged with jewelry tools

by Erica Stice

Why You Need a Jewelry Tumbler in Your Studio

If you love mirror finishes a jewelry bench polisher is the ideal tool for you. But did you also know that it's an excellent tool to work harden your findings, too? In my opinion, this is one tool that every jewelry studio can benefit from.

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by Erica Stice

Creating Jewelry Finishing Effects - A Sampler of Tool Attachments & Results

Understanding jewelry tools and what each one does can be overwhelming. In this article, we help you navigate through the popular jewelry finishes and the tool attachments you'll need to create them.

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by Erica Stice

Jewelry Bench Polisher & Attachments

A bench polisher is indispensable in a jewelry studio! Find out why, with this guide to jewelry bench polishing and attachments.

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by Erica Stice

Best Beading Tools Used for Making Jewelry

Learn what you need to start beading! We've gathered up a list of the beading tools, components, and supplies you'll want to have ready. We also have a video on finishing your beaded jewelry ends along with lots of helpful tips.

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by Kelli Vanyek Greene

Wirework Bracelet Making by Brenda Schweder

Brenda Schweder shows how you can use her jewelry making jig tool, Now That's a Jig!, with jewelry wire to make gorgeous wire work bracelet designs.

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by Erica Stice

Setting Up Your Wire Wrapping Jewelry Studio

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.

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by Ashley Maldonado

Learn Sawing From Our 2019 Featured Metalsmith, Julie Sanford

We are proud to present Julie Sanford as the 2019 Halstead Catalog featured metalsmith. Learn more about Julie, check out her tips for using the jeweler's saw, and watch her demo video in this article.

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by Erica Stice

5 Ways to Use a Rolling Mill in your Jewelry Studio and Maintenance Primer

Rolling mills and jewelry studios go hand in hand. Some jewelers use their rolling mills to imprint patterns on an annealed metal sheet. Others use a rolling mill as the raw material workhorse of their studios.  See these and more uses in action.

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by Erica Stice

Flex Shaft Attachments for Finishing

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 ...

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by Erica Stice

Glossary of Hammers Used in Jewelry Making

Read all about the types of hammers used in the jewelry studio & check out our Facebook LIVE videos for tips, techniques & more!

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by Katie Hacker

Xuron: Your New Favorite Jewelry Tools

People are passionate about their Xuron jewelry tools. Find out why these Made in the USA line of pliers and cutters will soon be your favorite new jewelry tools too.

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by Hilary Halstead Scott

Around the Studio with Jeff Fulkerson

Jeff Fulkerson shares clever ideas for using supplies you might not expect to see on a jeweler's bench, plus, tips for using some of your old favorites.

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by Erica Stice

Essential Tools for Your New Jewelry Studio

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

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by Hilary Halstead Scott

Jewelry Studio Organization Tips

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

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by Hilary Halstead Scott

Jewelry Bench Set-up Video

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.

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by Amy Fortunato

Jewelry Studio Safety First. Fashion Second.

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!

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by Hilary Halstead Scott

New Jeweler's Guide to the Bench Pin

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

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by Hilary Halstead Scott

Top 6 Jewelry Sawing Tips

Here are some helpful tips to implement when sawing in the studio.

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