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Jewelry Workshop

Organizing a Jewelry Workshop

As a metalsmith you will spend many many hours in your jewelry workshop. It therefore goes without say that no effort is to big to make your workshop work for you in an optimum manner. It is a space which must inspire creativity, productivity, efficiency and comfort. A tall order to achieve. Any effort you make towards improvement will be richly rewarded.

A jewelry workshop can be fitted in a limited space at home or scaled up to large factories. What all of them have in common is that there must be a good workflow. Time and motions must be given a lot of thought. Think and plan motions on paper before settling on your final workshop lay-out.  Plan sufficient all-round access points at equipment like your roller stand, melting bench and polishing stations. Do not hesitate to change the lay-out of your jewelry workshop if it doesn't work for you. The cost and time spent will be well worth it to have a efficient working space on a daily basis.

Consider fabrication (bench area) and Jewelry Tools, the melting area, polishing, cleaning (tap / basin). Most important pay attention to safety features like fire-extinguishers and water hose. Where you will need gas and oxygen outlets and think of how it will be connected. Always have adequate supply of electricity outlets. Have your most used tools at arms reach. A tidy workshop bench will improve time and motion. Minimize small crevices where "stones can disappear' - a huge waste of time. You will spend many hours in your chair. Invest in your health by getting a good quality roller office chair for optimum comfort. Another important aspect is that you will be working with very small objects.  Pay extra attention to good lighting in your jewelry workshop area. 

Remember, the all important tip of documenting all your jewelry and building your jewelry catalog. The only way you will consistently do that is if you have a special area dedicated to jewelry photography next to a computer for efficient filling and record keeping. Your computer will also be handy for research and inspiration.

For more information on the jewelry workshop / bench follow the the free jewelry tutorial on planning and layout of a Mobile Workshop Bench link. And here are our Studio Pictures of the set-up and layout.

Many happy years spent in your comfortable jewelry workshop will aid you in producing your best work.


Free Jewelry Tutorials


 Premium Content Tutorials

  Jewelry Workshop Bench - planning and layout of a
mobile jewelry bench.
    Wedge Linked Bracelet
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  Tools for the jewelry
Workshop - making a draw bench
    Carving a Gem :Step by Step demonstration
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Jewelry Workbench Tool Arragement and Methodology   Jewelry Workbench Tool Arrangement       Step by Step Plique-a-jour Tutorial
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          Jewelry Tutorial on making a Modern Silver Ring.
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          Making a Baguette and Pavé Diamond Ring US$25

  Making a Basic Panel Ring step by step
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          Jewelry Tutorial on taking your basic Panel Ring and adding decorative changes and a gemstone  More info...
        Jewelry Tutorial - Making 5-Stone Eternity Ring   Making of a 5-stone Eternity Ring - US$18
          Jewelry Making Tutorial - Ring with Diamonds and Ball   Jewelry Making Tutorial - Ring with Diamonds and a Ball  more info...US$25
         Step by Step Jewelry - Making a Titanium Designer Ring   Step by Step Jewelry Making a Titanium Designer Ring   more info... US$25
        Jewelry Tutorial making a Basic Hinge ...more info    US$18
        Jewelry Tutorial making a Fold-over Catch ...more info  US$18
          Step by Step Making a Signet Ring.
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          Making a Crown Collet and  expanding into a decorative Crown Collet.....US$18
        Making Ear Clip Mechanism   Making Ear Clip Mechanism - details....  US$25  
          Making tennis bracelet collets (4-prong strip setting)   click for detail  - US$25
                 How to make a Coin  Pendant More Info.....US$27
        Making two Contour / Shadow Wedding bands for an Engagement Ring... US$27
        How to size Rings Professionally   more info ......US$25
        Jewelry Tutorial - Making Rose Earrings   more info....US$25
Don't forget to have a look at the interesting information on  Jewelry Tools - little tricks and making your own tools and many more Jewelry Making Tutorials

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