Jen’s Blog

While this has nothing to do with metalwork it has everything to do with life. My friend Jen started a blog recently about her journey over the last two years having a son with cancer. Her stories are so poignant; her writing exceptional. If you know anyone who has gone through this journey or have […]

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Metalsmith Secret Cleaning Product

An in-between step that most metalsmiths skip over in their tutorials and descriptions is cleaning. Cleaning a piece (before or after soldering, during chasing and repousse to remove burnt pitch, before raising or planishing, etc) is pretty important. A lot of people use a “pickle” solution (usually some brand like Sparex, or a homemade recipe) […]

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