03 Apr

list of jewelry suppliers

Jewelryallcraft tool and supply – enamels, equipment, metals, supplies, tools – New York, USA
armstrong tool & supply company – equipment, supplies, tools – Michigan, USA
contenti – equipment, packaging, supplies, tools – Rhode Island, USA
cooksons – beads, gemstones, findings, gemstones, metals, packaging, tools –  Birmingham, UK
emporium vitreum – enamels, metals, tools – Toronto, CA
fire mountain gems – beads, gemstones, supplies – Oregon, USA
general bead – beads, findings, supplies, tools – California, USA
gesswein – casting, equipment, tools – Connecticut, USA
hauser & miller – metals – Missouri, USA
hoover & strong – casting, findings, gemstones, metals – Virginia, USA
h.s. walsh – equipment, findings, supplies, tools – Kent, UK
indian jewelry supply co. – equipment, findings, gemstones, metals, tools – New Mexico, USA
lacy & company – beads, findings, gemstones, metals, packaging, supplies, tools – British Columbia, CA
metalliferous – enamels, metals, tools, stampings, supplies, vintage – New York, USA
myron toback – findings, metal, supplies – New York, USA
otto frei – equipment, findings, gemstones, metals, tools – New York, USA
reactive metal studios inc. – beads, findings, metals, mokume-gane, supplies, tools – Arizona, USA
rio grande – beads, equipment, findings, gemstones, metals, packaging, supplies, tools – New Mexico, USA
stuller – beads, equipment, findings, gemstones, metals, packaging, supplies, tools – Louisiana, USA
thompson enamel – enamels, tools – Kentucky, USA
ward gemstones – gemstones – London, UK
wg ball – enamels, equipment, findings, tools –  Staffordshire, UK

02 Apr

EtsyMetal: March Monthly Challenge “30 Minute Challenge”

This month EtsyMetal Team members picked one project from either the “30-Minute Rings Book” or “30-Minute Bracelets Book” by Lark Crafts.

And then made a project that was inspired by a piece in the book.
#59bracelet

I chose bracelet #59, page 127, from the “30 Minute Bracelets Book.” The original design was by Amy Tavern. I made smaller moveable links and added a big copper distressed circle – PLANETARY SEQUENCE.
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08 Apr

book: jewelry gem cutting and metalcraft

author: william t. baxter
title: jewelry gem cutting and metalcraft
copyright: 1942
publisher: mcgraw hill book company inc

covers the tools and equipment of metalcraft and jewelry making. an interesting look at the patterns and designs of jewelry in the 1940s. this digitized book takes a while for the images to load so please allow time.