What’s on My Bench?

Ever wonder what’s on that bench behind Nancy in the videos? Well here’s an in depth look at Nancy’s current projects.

The artist that did the sculpture of the baby doll and rabbit is Deborah G. Rogers. She can be found on here:

What Video Would You Like to See?

I was wondering if my YouTube subscribers have any particular videos they would like me to make. So I’m asking you: What jewelry tutorial video do you want to see? I want to know what YOU want to know! So please leave me suggestions and write them in the comment section below. Come up with your own idea or pick one of my ideas, and the video topic with the most “votes” (including comments and “likes”) will be the next video we make!

As of 11/26/2012:
Well, the results are in and they were as varied and interesting as you, my dear viewers, are. There was an amazing 42 different categories with multiple variations within those categories.  I created basic categories even though some of you offered very specific subjects like: setting a heart shaped stone – in this instance I would record the vote under “Settings”. So, what I figure is that we’ve got lots of videos to make and I better get busy…

Oh, the winner?  Ahem..drum roll…..It was a tie, with 14 votes each,  between etching and hinge making.   Close on their tails (with 13 votes each) was Chasing and Repoussé and Finishing/Polishing.  Thank you all so much.  I loved reading your ideas and adored your enthusiasm and support.  Now, let’s hope you like the videos!  Thanks again!  Nancy

Here’s the results in order of votes per category:

14: Etching, Hinges

13: Polishing/finishing, Chasing repoussé

11: Harbor Freight

8: Mixed media/found, Enameling – torch

7: Steam punk

6: Settings – Cabs, Metal Clay, Projects, Settings – all shapes

5: Pin backs, Clasps – box/focal

4: Beg. Bench, Soldering – all forms, Flex shaft

3: Forging

2: Cold connections, Metal various, Charm construc., Molding, Engraving techniques, Granulation, Design/inspiration

1: Solder-less beads, Polymer clay molds, Wax work, Stone inlay, Clasps -Multi-strand, Settings -Flush Products,/bead, Pricing, Chain making, Filigree, Stone cutting, Texturing metal, ventilation – DIY, Protecting/sealing, Display/packaging, Rings-design/constr.

0: Other beads (obviously the big LOSER!)

Jewelry Studio Safety

Safety in the jewelry studio is very important! This video is full of tips to help you stay safe while you make your art. Some of the topics covered are: first aid, MSDS (material safety data sheets), eye protection, masks, exhaust systems for sanding and buffing, oxygen acetylene and propane tank safety, and fire extinguishers. Remember, safety first!

A Tour of My Studio!

Nancy takes you on a private tour of her studio, which is where she makes her jewelry and where she films her videos for YouTube. In this video you get to see where all the magic happens, and you get a peek at all of the stuff she’s been collecting over the years. A few people have been asking for a tour, so here it is!

Note from Nancy: By the Way, that stupid cabinet is called a Taboret! I remembered the name of it about 2 days later. Sorry about the stuff!