Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Whether you are new to jewelry making or a well seasoned pro, there is a great interactive resource that I find truly priceless. Not only is the information readily shared between all of these metalsmiths, I have formed great relationships with a lot of them!
You won't believe your ears, but this wonderful resource is a long going thread on the Etsy, Techniques and Materials Fora! The forum moves fast but you can easily jump in with whatever question you have and hopefully get a variety of answers and possibilities. The exploration of techniques and materials never ends! We have even done a charm swap, earring swap, and challenges every few weeks! Inspiration is always flowing with these metalsmiths! I have learned so much from these threads that originally started back in September!
So, go on, what are you waiting for? Pop on by and say hello! And be sure to check out some of these 'key players':
Lapidarious- aka Barney
cgwhitfield- aka CG
Lsueszabo- aka Sue
These guys are top notch- they have or will try anything and report back to the thread with thoughtful and intelligent answers. Really great discussion!
Just do a forum search for "chatty metalsmiths" in the techniques forum on etsy. Each month there is a new thread! April's chat is here!
You will truly love this tight knit community!