In the Studio with Nancy Hamilton, Volume 1, 4/2013 Volume One

Nancy L.T. Hamilton

Welcome to In the Studio with Nancy


Updated 11/12/23

Welcome to the first edition of In the Studio with Nancy!  Thank you so much for joining us*! 

A lot is happening in my studio, around the web, and on my computer!

First, I’m thrilled to announce (finally) the upcoming release of my first full-length project video: the Riveted Portrait Pendant.  We spent the better part of a year filming, editing, researching, messing up, messing up again, and trying to figure out how to bring it to you.  It was a learning experience for the three of us!  By purchasing this video, you will help us continue providing free jewelry videos, webpage content, and the newsletter.The video is designed for experienced beginners through advanced and will help you hone your sawing and riveting skills.  No soldering is involved, so you don’t need a complete setup.  You only need a torch if you make the chain (for annealing).  The video includes a complete Tool and Material list, with links to practically every item and tool I use in the video.  There are links to my relevant YouTube videos and four unique, original designs. Lots of links, lots!   I think this is a great project, and I’m sure you will, too.

No longer active – the drawing is over. Sorry!  On top of 15% off and getting the free newsletter,  your subscription enters you into a drawing for the Palmwood Necklace (I’m wearing it in the new Chasing and Repoussé video).  We will create a YouTube video of the drawing so you can watch as the winner is announced.  As a subscriber to In the Studio with Nancy, you will receive a notice of when that video will be released.

The Prize:  The Palmwood Necklace is made from sterling silver, brass, carnelian, Anastasia Topaz, and, of course, a fossilized palmwood cabochon.

If you haven’t already, please check out my sites at NancyLTHamilton.comYouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook.

I survived the video production, and here is a “teaser.”  The link is at Gumroad, where the video is hosted.

Oh, and one more note:  The Chasing and Repoussé video is on YouTube.  The video has three parts:  an introductory section, a chasing demo, and a repoussé demo, as there is much information.

Here are Parts 2 and Parts 3 of this series.

The video covers essential tools, materials, and techniques needed for C&R.  There is a companion video on making your own chasing and repoussee tools.

Part Two of this series.

*Who is “us”?  Since I am relatively an idiot on all things web and video-related, I rely on two amazing people for help.  My son, Dana, the original Producer, started all this by suggesting that I teach via YouTube.  His job entails anything “techie” – webpage design, the newsletter, my manager, etc.  Lisa is my beautiful and brilliant producer and assistant.  Lisa films the videos, edits them, and helps me remember words and other “stuff.” She’s fantastic too.  Of course, I can’t forget to thank WeeWee LouLoo, the studio assistant.  She is responsible for all of the cat fur seen on my jewelry, in my videos, and coating my clothing.  Purr, purr.  I am so lucky to have such great beings to work with. Lucky me!

11/2023 update:  Things have changed since I wrote this email!  My son ran off to better things, and Lisa went adventuring.  Now, I’m on my own doing everything – which is why I can’t keep up with it all anymore.  That and I’m ten years older!  Thanks for hanging with me all these years!

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