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  • Metalsmith Techniques
  • Smith (noun) a person who makes things in metal.

    Tips and Tutorials on creating with metal
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    • Last updated October 6, 2015

Metalsmith Techniques

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  • Henry Borysewicz
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  • Trish White
    Trish White posted a topic in the group Metalsmith Techniques:
    March 17, 2018
    Making a Metal Brooch Frame by Edmund Massow This is a metal frame for a brooch which can be made without any soldering. Findings can be glued or riveted to the back of the frame. Fig 1. Bend over frame made from silver she...
  • Trish White
    Trish White posted a topic in the group Metalsmith Techniques:
    March 17, 2018
    Enameling Copper Balls by Edmund Massow In this article Edmund Massow writes about the process of enameling copper balls. Read through for this interesting take on enameling copper balls used for jewelry and other uses. Anneal the copp...
  • Trish White
    Trish White posted a topic in the group Metalsmith Techniques:
    March 17, 2018
    How to Make a Bezel by Edmund Massow There are several ways to make a “box-setting” for enameled work pieces. This is one way on how to make a bezel. The piece you are setting should be finished, because every piece gets a bit larger...
  • Trish White
    Trish White posted a topic in the group Metalsmith Techniques:
    March 17, 2018
    How to Make a Frame for Enamel Pieces by Edmund Massow How to Make a Frame for Enamel Pieces The instruction below is addressed to people who have little experience in metalworking. It is presented to you as simply as possibl...
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  • Trish White
    Trish White posted a topic in the group Metalsmith Techniques:
    October 24, 2015
      Metalsmithing Techniques: The Zen of Hand Finishing - by Lexi Erickson         Once upon a time I was the Queen of High Polish. My university professor taught that the high polish was the hardest finish to achieve, so th...
  • David Bartek
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    October 22, 2015
  • Garfield Stinvil
    Garfield Stinvil posted a topic in the group Metalsmith Techniques:
    October 3, 2015
    SAW BLADE CHART & Drill Size for Piercing From Mark Nelson - Rio Grande Technical Dept. This chart is a real life-saver. Just find the blade recommended for the gauge thickness of the metal you are sawing. Generally speaking, if you are cutt . . . TRICK...
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  • Rikki Mitman
    Rikki Mitman replied to a topic in the group Metalsmith Techniques:
    June 20, 2015
    Yay! Thank you, Trish.
  • Trish White
    Trish White replied to a topic in the group Metalsmith Techniques:
    June 20, 2015
    I am going to go back into the old files and see if I can pull it out.
  • Rikki Mitman
    Rikki Mitman replied to a topic in the group Metalsmith Techniques:
    June 20, 2015
    Was the attachment lost in the transition to the new site? Is it possible to have it reposted? Would love to see it.   Thanks!
  • Rikki Mitman
    Rikki Mitman joined the group Metalsmith Techniques
    June 20, 2015
  • Kelley Dragon
    Kelley Dragon:

    I have posted some photos of a recent filigree heart that I made. No enameling, but it shows an overview of the process of filigree. Here is the finished piece.filigree heart complete.jpg

    May 25, 2012
  • Melinda Johnson
    Melinda Johnson:

    Thanks for your comments, Chris.  I'm glad you mentioned the sponges; I'll probably try them at some point.  


    I like the Wall Piece you posted recently; how big is it?  

    April 6, 2012
  • Melinda Johnson
    Melinda Johnson:

    I've been using the 3M diamond files with the color-coded plastic handles.  Does anyone know how those compare with the sponges?  Are the diamond files better on flatter surfaces and the sponges better for enamels that are more 3-dimensional?

    April 6, 2012