I am in the planning stages of setting up a shop behind my home to
work in “silversmithing” and PMC. I would appreciate any suggestions
you might have in what I might need. I know that I will need a kiln,
drill press, something for polishing and grinding, etc., what kind,
where to purchase, and possible cost, would be appreciated.
I have Tim McCreight’s book “The complete Metalsmith” that is chock
full of things I want to try. I want to be able to make my own
findings, beads, everything to make my designs “mine”. Does this
I have been making jewelry for over two years now, but I find that I
am not satisfied with putting “other designers” components together
and then saying the design is “mine”. I want to state here that I
always and I mean always state in my descriptions who the designers
were if I am using their components. I strongly believe that this
should be done.
I know that I am talking to much. But, as I stated in the beginning,
I would greatly value your opinions about what I need to set up my
One more request. Do any of you live in North Carolina? I am looking
to take classes in metalsmithing. I can travel a short distance and
stay in the area for 1 week at a time, if someone is willing to
teach me in their shop for a fee.
I am waiting to hear from you.
Thank you so much!