Tacoma Metal Arts CenterWe carry tools, hand-cut cabochon stones, equipment, metals and other materials. Usual hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1pm - 4pm and Fridays by appointment.
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Stone Setting Prong and Bezel Set
Solderite Pad (soldering board)
Friends of Tacoma Metal Arts
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.
They sell small quantities of copper, brass and steel, and will cut it to your specifiations.
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.
Society of North American Goldsmiths
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to request to be placed on their email list.
Odds and ends:
Ring Blank sizing chart and other reference materials from Contnenti.com
Article about the history of silver mining in the US (thank you to Penny!)
Ganoksin.com 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
3833 6th Ave. Tacoma, WA 98406
Wednesday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
All other days by appointment only.