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Metalsmith Society is a community on Instagram where jewelers share jewelry making tips. On this podcast Metalsmith Society founder and author Corkie Bolton discusses tips from the Instagram page, provider deeper insights, answers questions, and highlights bonus content often shared by community members in the comment section.
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In this week’s episode I will be discussing how to sell niche jewelry with confidence with my special guest Alex Camacho of Acid Queen Jewelry. Alex crafts unique statement pieces and every day armor inspired by art nouveau, nature, and mysticism. Since 2011, her Idyllwild-based brand has evolved from found object designs to intricate wearable art …
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In today’s episode I want to discuss ManyChat a social media tool I have been using for over a year and it has been a game changer! It allows me to create automations on Instagram that drive email subscribers, sales and more. Sign up for ManyChat using my affiliate code: manychat.pxf.io/jewelry Examples of automations I have used to build my email …
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In today’s episode, I will be discussing how you can use the Patreon platform as a jeweler with special guest Emily Marquis. Emily has 17 years of experience and is a second generation jeweler. Her business Emily Marquis Designs which she runs with her husband Cal specializes in custom and semi-custom fine jewelry. She also runs Marquis Jewelry Aca…
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In today’s episode, I will be discussing the importance of refining precious metals as a jeweler. If you are working in silver, even in small amounts as a hobbyist or student this episode will have very important information. Collecting metal dust and scraps will prevent you from losing the money you’ve invested into those materials, it is more env…
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In today’s episode, I will be discussing how to sell your jewelry during an Instagram live with special guest Chelsea Leigh Jewelry. Chelsea makes each piece of jewelry from her home studio in North Carolina, she has been a full-time jeweler for over three years. Chelsea has been successfully doing Instagram live sales since 2020 and it’s been a ma…
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In today’s episode, I will be discussing how to prevent rust on your jewelry tools and what to do when you do discover rust. You’re not gonna panic, I got you! Preventing your jewelry tools from rusting is essential for maintaining their quality and longevity. Thank you to our sponsor Pepetools you can shop through my affiliate link and each purcha…
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In today’s episode I am discussing some tips to organize your sheet metal, wires, chains and other materials for Jewelry! Join my Patreon community for exclusive discounts, monthly giveaways and more! https://www.patreon.com/metalsmithsociety Tip for using file folders to organize your materials from @cindyliebeljewelry: https://www.instagram.com/p…
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In today's episode I will be discussing four tips for selling your jewelry using Instagram with special guest Laura Niblack. Laura is @thewildpine on Instagram, she currently has over 56,000 followers and has made thousands of sales to all fifty states and over ten countries, all through her Instagram page. She has been supporting her family throug…
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In today’s episode I want to talk to beginner jewelers and folks who are interested in getting started. I am going to provide resources for where to find classes in person and online plus basic tools and equipment. Materials to get started, safety resources, book recommendations and even some consideration for those that think they might one day wa…
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In today’s episode I am going to talk about some of our tips that went viral with millions of views. What made them go viral, what happened as a result of them going viral and I’m going to share the experiences of two women in our community that also had posts go viral. It’s an interesting topic so stay tuned! Stats are from March 2024 and will lik…
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On today's episode, we're going to explore a topic that's sure to be of interest to every jewelry maker out there. Have you ever found yourself frustrated with your tools, wishing they could just work a little bit better for you? Well, you're in luck because today, I'm going to share some invaluable tips on how you can modify your existing jewelry …
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In today’s episode I am going to share some tips about bezels, how to prevent your stones from getting stuck before you’re ready to set, what to do if they do get stuck. I’ll cover what to do if a bezel is too short or too tall, or too snug! I’ll also go over a sawing tip, a sanding tip and a soldering tip! Having an email list is crucial if you ru…
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In today’s episode, I am talking about safety when it comes to jewelry making. I will go through my recommended list of safety tools that every jeweler should have whether they’re a hobbyist or professional. As a disclosure I am not providing any medical advice on this podcast. Checkout Dovetail Workwear, my favorite pants and coveralls for working…
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In today’s episode I will be discussing soldering tips! How you can use potatoes and pennies as soldering props but I’ll explain why you can’t use just any penny! Today’s podcast sponsor is Sandgren clogs. They have become my favorite footwear in my studio. They are comfortable and super cute. Sandgren is offering our community 10% off your order w…
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In today’s episode I am going to share my top tips for photographing your jewelry to sell and I will also be sharing inexpensive photography hacks that have been shared by our community over the years. Today’s episode sponsor is Replica Surfaces, they make lightweight photography backgrounds you can use to get consistent photos of your latest jewel…
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In today’s episode I am discussing some of the product recommendations shared by our community that I purchased as soon as they sent me the tip. Everything from a mini vacuum that collects your precious metal dust, wooden storage drawers for your stone hoard, an inexpensive solution to store your stamp collection and a tool that has gone viral in t…
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In today's episode I am talking about working in gold, and how it differs from silver. I will be sharing some tips and considerations so you start experimenting with confidence! Checkout Dovetail Workwear my favorite pants and coveralls for working in my studio (and garden!) Use code METALSMITHSOCIETY to save $10 off your order: https://www.dovetai…
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In today’s episode I am talking about stamping jewelry which appears… deceptively simple. I will talk about tools, best practices and share some of the awesome tips our community has shared over the years. You can create your own custom logo stamp with ImpressArt, they are quick, affordable and come in five different sizes. Shop here: http://shrsl.…
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In today’s episode I will be discussing soldering clay, using a toothbrush to set stones, and using nail polish on your saw blades. Be sure to check out my book, Metalsmith Society’s Guide To Jewelry Making. Available internationally and you can also purchase a signed copy from directly me: https://metalsmithsociety.com/pages/book As mentioned in t…
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Welcome to the first ever Metalsmith Society podcast episode! My goal is to be able to discuss some the most popular tips we have shared as a community on Instagram @metalsmithsociety often after a tip is shared there is gold in comments! Great questions, valid counterpoints and entirely different techniques suggested. So join me for this episode a…
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