Check out how easy it is to make a quick small home studio space to make jewelry and even solder. Join Joe Silvera, author of Soldering Made Simple and co-owner of the Silvera Jewelry School, for a step by step tour, tips and tricks.
Easy setup for making Wax Models at Home for Lost Wax Casting
It's easy to set up to make wax models at home for lost wax casting. Check it out.
Butane Torch Safety
How to fuel, light and safely use butane torches for soldering
How to Refuel and Light the Blazer Big Shot and Blazer Stingray Torches
This video reviews how to safely refuel and light Blazer torches. Blazer torches have easier systems for lighting and make wonderfully hot flames for soldering.
25 Tips on Setting up a Jewelry Studio at Home
Ready to setup a jewelry studio at home? Joe Silvera, co-owner and teacher at Silvera Jewelry School, shares more than 25 tips for setting up your studio, including your bench, torch setup, organization, etc.
Tips on How to Setup a Wax Carving Bench and Studio at Home
Do you like to carve wax models for lost wax casting? Joe Silvera, co-owner and teacher at Silvera Jewelry School, shares lots of tips for setting up your wax studio at home, including your bench, wax pens, organization, etc.
How to Modify your Bench Pin
A video tip with Joe Silvera on some basic and very useful modifications to your bench pin to make it an even more useful tool. These will work for a jewelry bench pin or a pin that is clamped to a table.
Polishing with Power Tools
Using home friendly, clean abrasives with a flex shaft
Lost Wax Casting
A brief informal video about the lost wax casting process
Metal Clay with Arlene Mornick Part 1: About Metal Clay
Welcome our series about Metal Clay. Hosted by Arlene Mornick of LeMor Designs these short videos offer a glimpse of this new medium - used by some artists to design and create jewelry.
Part 1 reviews the origins of metal clay, how it is made and packaged, what metals are used to form the clay, and how it is different from traditional jewelry materials.
Metal Clay with Arlene Mornick Part 2: Tools
Video 2 of our Metal Clay Series hosted by Arlene Mornick. This video reviews the simple home friendly tools required to work with Metal Clay.
Metal Clay with Arlene Mornick Part 3: Earrings Step 1
This is part 3 of 4, and is the first part of making a pair of fine silver earrings. Arlene reviews the following: roll out your metal clay and create a texture, shape your clay into your earring, create holes for connecting ear wires so you can wear them.
Metal Clay with Arlene Mornick Part 4: Earrings Step 2
This is part 4 of 4, and is the second part of making a pair of fine silver earrings. Arlene reviews the following: refining your dry clay pieces, firing your clay with a kiln or a small butane cooking torch, and bringing up a bright finish on your fine silver earrings with a steel brush.
Burnishing for Polishing
Burnishing isn't just for stone setting or with tumblers. Learn how this traditional but often overlooked technique can remove scratches and make a brilliant shine, especially on sensitive metals, like gold-filled.
How to Always Find your Chuck Key
Constantly searching for the chuck key for your flex shaft? Try this easy solution!
Interview with Anat Silvera
A short interview with Anat Silvera, author of Enameling Made Easy, and instructor at Silvera Jewelry School. This interview is about her book on torch-fired enameling, adapting kiln enameling to a torch.
Interview with Joe Silvera
(warning: this one is a little silly)
Soldering with Kate Wolf's Soldering Clay
A quick video demonstrating Kate Wolf's amazing soldering clay, which you can use to position parts for soldering. Cool stuff!
Make a Setting for a Royston Turquoise with Lost Wax Casting
This is a quick taste of what we do in the Lost Wax Casting 3 - Setting in Wax workshop (online or in person).