Silver Drops Blog

An Exploration of Silver Jewelry Design and the Life of a Designer

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Introduction One thing that every metal worker has in common from the high-end goldsmith to the steel worker is what to do with left over scrap metal.  The first thing is never throw away scrap!  Ok, maybe copper scrap can be tossed but for silver and most certainly gold keep every possible piece, fleck or […]

Introduction The other day I was researching looking at jewelry blogs when I discovered Open Source Minerals an ethical supplier of metals, diamonds and gemstones.  I am not endorsing this company because I haven’t used them.  I don’t have the money right now or the tools to use their materials, which I will explain later […]

A quick guide to 14, 18, 20, 22 and 24 gauge silver sheet and its different purposes.

A review of the Rotary Lortone 3A Rock Tumbler used for sterling silver jewelry

This is a post dedicated to how to replace the tanks on Smith Little Torch with disposable tanks.

A guide to lighting a Smith Little Torch Propane and Oxygen Set for Disposable Tanks