METALSMITH SOCIETY BLOG

ASK METALSMITH SOCIETY - WHEN YOUR SOLDER IS BLACK AND WON’T FLOW

Posted by Corkie Bolton on

Recently a member of the Metalsmith Society community contacted me because they were having a soldering issue and were looking for some feedback. Their medium silver solder was not flowing and turning black. 

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WHAT I LEARNED AT THE JEWELRY INDEPENDENT SUMMIT

Posted by Corkie Bolton on

This year I attended the first Jewelry Independent Summit in NYC, an event hosted by trade show Metal + Smith. Their website describes the event as "a platform that provides knowledge and resources to Independent Jewelry Designers and those considering a career in Jewelry through panel discussions and expert round-tables." The panels included:

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METALSMITH SOCIETY TRIBUTE CHALLENGE

Posted by Corkie Bolton on

Every month over at Metalsmith Society a new project theme is announced for the #metalsmithchallenge. The purpose is to have fun, challenge yourself and perhaps make something you normally wouldn't. So many of us dedicate all our time to the production of our jewelry lines I thought it would be a nice way to get to experiment, creating something that doesn't necessarily need to be for sale. In April the theme of the challenge was TRIBUTE. Dedicating or honoring a person or pet with a piece of jewelry. I'm so blown away by what was created and wanted to share the stories...

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HOW TO MAKE PERFECT SILVER BALLS FOR JEWELRY MAKING

Posted by Corkie Bolton on

This week on Metalsmith Society I posted a fantastic tip from @jessicajo_designs about making perfect silver balls. I thought I would recap some of the additional information that members of the community talked about in the comments! When you want to create super smooth, silver balls (for decorative elements), fine silver is the obvious choice! Amazing tip @jessicajo_designs -“I always have 20g fine silver wire on hand... then I can just measure and cut so I can create evenly sized balls and they melt down beautifully!” 🤯👩‍🏭🙏🏻😘 thank you for this image comparing fine silver on the left and sterling silver on...

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METALSMITH SOCIETY GOODS

Posted by Corkie Bolton on

I'm super exciting to be offering some merchandise with the amazing logos that were created for Metalsmith Society by designer Simon Beale (follow him @beardedcreative_studio). If you'd like to support Metalsmith Society you can choose from a variety of apparel and home good items. I love that these products will also help spread the word about our community, so wear them to your next workshop!   I also wanted to mention that its very important to me that the products are ethically made. Choosing products that are ethically made and sweatshop free is a little more expensive, but well worth it.  The other...

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