Tacoma Metal Arts Center

We carry tools, hand-cut cabochon stones, equipment, metals and other materials. Usual hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1pm - 4pm and Fridays by appointment.

Gift Certificates Available!


Friends of Tacoma Metal Arts

Jerry's Rock and Gem

Great local store for jewelry lovers and jewelry makers alike, located in Kent, WA. Also carries some jewelry equipment, metals and supplies. They will ship and can repair jewelry too! They offer a discount to currently enrolled TMAC students.


Online Metals

They sell small quantities of copper, brass and steel, and will cut it to your specifiations.


Seattle Findings

Tools, equipment and silver. They offer a discount to currently enrolled TMAC students.



Specializes in supplies for traditional Japanese metalworking techniques. Inlay tools, shibuichi and shakudo alloys and other specialty tools and supplies imported from Japan.



The Enamelist Society


Seattle Metals Guild


Society of North American Goldsmiths


Washington State Enamelist

Email: to request to be placed on their email list.


Odds and ends:

Ring Blank sizing chart and other reference materials from


Article about the history of silver mining in the US (thank you to Penny!) The gem and jewelry world's foremost resource on the internet.


Plans to build a jewelry bench


Looking for a place to learn lapidary skills? Rock Clubs Directory