There are few things more intimidatingly beautiful than a woman wielding a torch! And I cannot deny I feel pretty tough when I am working with fire!
When I am working a piece of metal whether its by forming and shaping, sawing, doming, foldforming, drilling, soldering, texturing, or stamping, there is a genuine feeling of pride mixed with a little bit of awe when it transforms from a cold piece of metal into this living breathing piece of art.
I do have to admit that I thought it would be an easy art to learn but I am finding that it is exactly the opposite!
My plans are to create a blog series that will chronicle my journey through the realms of all the many mediums that I love so much! If I get crazy I may try my hand at a few Youtube video tutorials but for now....I am satisfied with just me, myself and I in my studio working away....
Below are the basic Tools and supplies that I use when creating my pieces. I also added an intermediate and advanced tool list for when you get confortable with metalsmithing. Some of the images contain affiliate links to items I use and the places where I have purchased them from. I do receive a small percentage from your purchase through those affiliate companies at no additional cost to you. If you do purchase through one of the links below, thank you! I greatly appreciate your support, but I will always encourage you to shop around to find the best price that works for you.
Rio Grande - I purchase most of my metals from Rio Grande. They also carry almost any item you need to do the job when it comes to metalsmithing!
Halstead Beads - This is another reputable company where I will purchase a lot of my gallery wire and other findings and things. They sometimes have designs that Rio doesn't carry.
Dakota Stones - This is an easily accessed source for your more common gemstones and beads that I use in some of my jewelry.
I also have several private individuals that I order from . I have done my research and have created good working relationships with some in other countries as well as right here in the US.
Raven Hart Designs
Finland, MN 55603, US
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