January 16, 2023
This blog post is about the basic tools and equipment you will need to get started on your jewellery making journey.
You may have completed an Introduction to Jewellery Making workshop with Jewellery Collective, or a similar course with another school/teacher.
You may even be learning online. There are so many different ways to learn to make jewellery. The one thing we all need though, are the correct tools and equipment to bring our creative vision to life.
Not having the proper tools won’t inhibit your creativity, but it may cause you problems in constructing your designs.
Look for well-made tools, maybe not top of the line, but close and take the time to carefully choose your tools.
Here is a basic tool list to get you started on your jewellery making journey:
I am sure I have got most of the essentials listed above but with time and experience, you will discover the best way of working and what tools you prefer to use.
As you get started, one thing I do want to mention is SAFETY! You will be working with hot things, sharp things and moving/rotating machinery.
Soldering temperatures for silver range from 700 degrees celsius to 850 degrees celsius.
The best safety tips I can pass on to is to TAKE YOUR TIME to become familiar with the tools, materials, and procedures you will be using.
All the best on your jewellery making journey!