Metalsmith Essentials: Machine Finishing Jewelry

Join artist and experienced metalsmith Helen I. Driggs in 9 watch-and-learn lessons for everything you need to know to complete your jewelry pieces with the quick use of equipment.
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Finish your jewelry fast . . . with helpful equipment!

Perfect your metal jewelry
with a comprehensive lesson in machine finishing. Join artist and experienced metalsmith Helen I. Driggs in 9 watch-and-learn lessons for everything you need to know to complete your jewelry pieces with the quick use of equipment.

Expand your jewelry-making repertoire with how-tos for finishing metal with a tumbler, Dremel or flex-shaft, polishing arbor, and more—plus discover which technique to use for a variety of different pieces to achieve the look you desire.

Enter a new era in your jewelry designs as you:

  • Get expert tips to stay safe and use the equipment properly.
  • Uncover expert advice on what pieces should be tumbled and what should not.
  • Incorporate a variety of finishes onto one piece for intriguing contrast.
  • Achieve a mirror finish on big pieces with the use of the polishing arbor.
  • Learn the variety of benefits and uses a flex-shaft has to offer.
  • Discover the right steps to avoid cross-contamination of materials and metals.
  • And much, much more!

SKU: 12BD13

Author/Speaker/Editor: Helen I. Driggs

Format: DVD

ISBN 13: 9781596687271

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SKU: 12BD13

Author/Speaker/Editor: Helen I. Driggs

Format: DVD

ISBN 13: 9781596687271

Customer Reviews

Excellent Review by Irene
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I think this is clearly and logically presented. I like Helen's parallel between hand tools and machine tools. I think this makes it easier for beginners or learners to understand the function of the tools. ( We are all learners, never stop). Also very useful , Helen shows how to hold and use the equipment, with an emphasis on safety.
I wish all the learners I teach at a lapidary club could watch this, and learn ! I certainly picked up a lot of useful tips.

(Posted on 10/9/2014)

(Posted on 10/9/2014)

Now I Want a Flex Shaft! Review by Linda
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I do my finishing currently with a Dremel and it works fine for the amount of finishing that I do. But this DVD opened my eyes to various possibilities and have decided as soon as I save up enough, a Flex shaft will be my next big purchase. Helping to understand what to use when and the helpful little tips really make a difference and I learned a lot with this DVD. Highly recommend to anyone who works with metal in any form.

(Posted on 5/26/2014)

(Posted on 5/26/2014)

A really comprehensive little package on machine finishing jewelry. Review by Warren
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I am an accomplished metalsmith who has studied with some of the most well respected instructors in the world. Helen Driggs pulls a great deal of long term training into a smooth and concise presentation that covers what every beginner needs to know while refreshing some old memories. I have watched some of her earlier videos and she has really polished her presentation. The message is simple and to the point and should benefit every viewer.

(Posted on 12/11/2013)

(Posted on 12/11/2013)