Bench Tips for Jewelry Making: Book

Featuring 101 ways to improve skills and work smarter at the bench. Practical tips for solving common problems like how to improve soldering, avoiding common hazards, bargain tools, and making your own equipment.


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Bradford Smith is a studio jeweler, lapidary and jewelry instructor in Santa Monica, CA who enjoys working with silver, gold, exotic woods, fossil ivory and meteorite. He is a long-time member of the Culver City Rock Club where he has taught lapidary skills, led field trips to the Mojave Desert, organized annual gem shows, and currently serves as their President. As a member of the Metal Arts Society of Southern California, he has worked as Vice President to organize workshops with visiting artists. Smith obtained his California Teaching Credential in 2002 and has taught jewelry classes to hundreds of students. He has been at the Santa Monica Adult Education Center since 2009.

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