Metalsmith Essentials: Machine Finishing Jewelry (Download)

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: EP4178

Author/Speaker/Editor: Helen I. Driggs

Format: Standard Definition Video

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SKU: EP4178

Author/Speaker/Editor: Helen I. Driggs

Format: Standard Definition Video

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Customer Reviews

Ok Review by wickedcarrot
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This is my third video of Helen Driggs so it's obvious I like her work. In this case I felt she was generally helpful. No depth, but she skimmed through a lot. Personally, I felt it could use more 'troubleshooting' tips. Still recommend it.

(Posted on 7/21/2014)

(Posted on 7/21/2014)

Great overview Review by Mad Hatter
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I liked the way Helen explained alternative tools in each category and compared each to hand finishing tools. Her focus on safety while using these tools was excellent and it was obvious that she was totally familiar with what could go wrong and how to prevent that. Her ease of manner was refreshing and comfortable to watch. I felt as if I were in a class in person.

(Posted on 5/30/2014)

(Posted on 5/30/2014)

Good presentation, but lacking demonstration Review by Jules
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I love watching Helen Driggs' videos, but this one is seriously lacking in material. It seems like this video is assuming one is experienced in hand finishing and is focused on giving the machine finishing alternative to each step.
This video gives a good explanation of the tools and attachments used in tumbling, rotary tool and the buffer machine. However, it doesn't give much in the way of instruction on how to actually use those tools and attachments, which is also important. I'd like to know what shapes/sizes of polishing wheels to use on different shapes of jewelry, and see it in action. She went into detail on only a few tools. I think there are better resources out there.

(Posted on 3/11/2014)

(Posted on 3/11/2014)