Ginger- To save yourself some frustration be sure to learn to
properly prepare your gravers. It’s all about the prep. Fitting them
to your hand, mounting the handles, sharpening, tempering, and most
importantly polishing. Plan on taking at least one or two full days
just doing the prep. Really.
Which gravers you start with depends on what you want to do with
For lettering and decorative stuff you’ll need one kind. For stone
setting another. There are plenty of resources and videos online. For
the best results if you live near someone who is a master engraver or
stone setter, in person instruction can be so much easier and faster
Regardless of where you want to go in the jewelry world I think that
having mastered the graver is so very important.
Have fun and make lots of jewelry.