We created this Resource section of our website to provide you with some general information about classes and how to get started, tools to consider purchasing (and where to find them), jewelry terminology, metalworking tips from our instructors, a handy gauge conversion chartother informative websites…and more! 

There is some great information here, but please keep in mind that our staff is here to help you.  We all love making jewelry, wearing it, and sharing our passion with others.  Please enjoy browsing these pages for general info and get in touch with us if you would like personal assistance, advice, or have a more specific question.  We're happy to help and hope to see you at Metalwerx soon!

We'd like to extend a special thanks to our closest vendors, Metalwerx's Platinum Partners.  The wonderful folks at these companies help make it possible for us to keep our studio up-to-date with the latest top-notch equipment and supplies.  Their support allows us to provide expanded course offerings that require specialized tooling needs.  With their contributions, we have been able to keep up with studio and classroom upgrades, as well as unexpected repair and maintenance of our equipment. 

A BIG thanks to our Platinum Partners!

OttoFrei has over 80 years of experience in the jewelry industry and is a fantastic resource for unique and high-quality jewelry supplies, tools, and findings for jewelers, metalsmiths, technicians, and hobbyists.

Society of North American Goldsmiths - "SNAG supports and advances the professional practice of artists, designers, jewelers and metalsmiths." 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of SNAG’s foundation.

"For your bench. At your side."
Rio Grande carries just about everything including metal, tools, equipment, findings, packaging, and supplies to support bench jewelers, jewelry designers, retail jewelers and manufacturers.

Ganoksin is an online community for jewelry makers with over 19,000 members and thousands of informational articles about jewelry making. Metalwerx friends save 10% on a membership (click here for details).
The International Gem Society is an online informational resource and online community for everyone interested in gemstones from hobbyists to professionals and everyone in between. IGS has over 5,000 members. Metalwerx friends save 10% on a membership (click here for details).