I’ve been reading this article and I’m quiet amazed that many
jewellers are dealing with all kinds of tricks in order to fill a
Fact is that jewellers solder is made to run and not to fill just as
a knife is made for cutting and not for screwing.
Were is the proud of the jeweller and his work? Were is the honnesty
towards the customer? I had the same problems in the beginning and
believe me that it takes lots of excercise and craftmenship to make a
perfect joint but that’s the meaning of it, isn’t it! Creating a
perfect piece and having somebody wearing it is the main goal and not
only the money one collect by selling it. What go’s around comes
around and that is the best advice one can get. If you don’t honnor
your work, nobody else will do it for you. If you mess up with a
part then fix it the proper way and start all over again but do it as
a jeweller and not as a plumber. Making a mistake is a good thing if
you fix it learning it the proper way, otherwise you didn’t learn
anything and your time is a waste. I know I’m straight forward and
direct, some people may not be pleased by reading this article but
think about it and ask yourself the final question, “Is this piece
true craftmenship and am I honnest?”.
It is not about strenght, it’s is not about being a beginner and it
is not about a lack of time!
It is about being a craftsmen with honnor, selfrespect and respect
for the customer who’s paying for your work. The restriction is your
personal attitude against yourself and towards a potential
customer…stay honnest like everybody should be.
Make the distance yourself from being a craftsmen or a plumber.
By all means, I have deep respect for a good plumber, they do what
they do but they’re not jewellers and visa versa. Do not use their
technic for fixing a problem like filling a gap. Plumbers on their
behalve have selfrespect and will work without making gap’s.
The anatomy of hands let us do what we’re doing as a human. One can
learn and another one will never learn, that is one thing.
Handicapted person can make jewellry by their feets, so what? Are
they not the perfect example of what a person can do…without
Do it the proper way, learn it or don’t do it at all. Other fellow
jewellers who’re spending their time of making tenhnical perfect
jewellery are worth it. The name of a jeweller will be carried by
customers in honnor and proffesion in the advantage of all of us. If
you don’t make the differences, nobody else will do it for you.
Have fun and enjoy