On the blog

  • If you’ve encountered an incredibly knowledgeable man with a fun loving attitude, who happens to be wearing a Hawaiian shirt …you’ve probably met Jeff Georgantes!  He is a great person to know for more reasons than one. In recent years we have been very fortunate to have Jeff as a member of our Board of […]
  • In February of 2018,  jeweler Corkie Bolton set out to make metalsmithing easier for makers all over the world by sharing jewelry making tips on her Instagram account titled “Metalsmith Society”. Little did she know it would grow to be one of the most popular metalsmithing account on Instagram with 70.8k followers!  The premises is […]
  • You may know Bill Heher as the friendly and enthusiastic vendor from Rare Earth Mining at Metalwerx Marketplace. Rare Earth Mining is a small and family owned gem company that offers fine and unusual gem materials. Bill collects and sells some amazing and rare specimens of gems and minerals from all over the world.  Metalwerx recently sat […]
  • In February of 2018,  jeweler Corkie Bolton set out to make metalsmithing easier for makers all over the world by sharing jewelry making tips on her Instagram account titled “Metalsmith Society”. Little did she know it would grow to be one of the most popular metalsmithing account on Instagram with 70.8k followers!  The premises is […]
  • Tucson Rocks! This February, Metalwerx director Lindsay Minihan and I were fortunate to venture to Tucson, AZ for the Tucson gem show. Every February, thousands of vendors from all over the world come to Tucson to sell their gems, stones, tools and various other goods. The entire city is inundated with over 45 shows, each housing […]
  • Metalwerx instructor Pauline Warg has been dedicated to making jewelry since childhood. With 35 years of professional experience Pauline has picked up countless skills and techniques over the years.  In fact, Pauline’s love of jewelry began when she was given a trinket kiln to play with as a child. Pauline became infatuated with the glossy […]
  • Sifted, wet packed, and fired to perfection.  Perhaps it’s the warm heat of the kilns set to 1250 degrees, the melodic sound of Barbara’s voice, or the excitement of students revealing treasures from the kiln, that make being in one of Barbara’s enameling classes such a unique and rewarding experience. An enameling class with Barbara Seidenath […]
  • As another year at Metalwerx comes to a close, we are once again blown away by the incredibly supportive and creative community that surrounds us at Metalwerx.  It is a feeling that can be hard to explain to anyone outside of these four walls lined with tools and metal dust… perhaps it is just the […]
  • Every once in while you come across a business that feels so genuine and good that you can’t help but want to support them.  Stone, Spirt, and Fire is one of those small businesses.  When Metalwerx studiomate Kelly Bollman started Stone Spirt and Fire, she knew she wanted her jewelry business to be ethically sourced, […]
  • Metalwerx is happy to announce another year of the Ornamental Peace Project.  In the wake of a national tragedy, we often find ourselves questioning what is “peace” and how do we obtain it, and more importantly how can we maintain it?  As community of jewelers and metalsmiths, Metalwerx invites you express these feelings through making. […]

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