Tools and Jigs for Multiples

September 16 – 18, 2022
In-person at Metalwerx,
Waltham, Massachusetts


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Register at: Metalwerx

Creating elements that combine form with function will add to the uniqueness of your designs. The challenge is in duplicating them. Jayne Redman shows you how by introducing the many methods of making tools and jigs she has developed. This workshop will focus on ways to duplicate three dimensional shapes in wire and sheet using hard and thermal plastics, wood and steel.

Gain the knowledge to comfortably modify existing tools and invent tools and jigs of your own design. Create perfect wire loops, single and reverse curve ear wires, and linkage systems. Make a series of tools that will give you time saving ways of measuring, cutting, connecting and forming wire or sheet. You will be able to make exact duplicates of your forms and findings, enhancing your craftsmanship and adding appeal to your jewelry.

Additional information

Tools and Materials

Links will be emailed before the workshop.

20 gauge half hard sterling wire
Drill bits: #58 or #60, Rio Grande
Saw frame, 6": Rio Grande
Wax file: Rio Grande
Assorted Needle Files: Rio Grande
Flush cutters: Rio Grande
Dividers: Rio Grande
Scribe: Rio Grande
Chain nose pliers: Rio Grande, these will be modified
Flat nose pliers: Rio Grande, these will be modified
Metal shears
Dust mask
Safety Glasses
Eye magnification if needed
Office supply store like Staples or Amazon for:
Double stick tape
Paper, including tracing paper and white printer/copier paper.
Drawing materials including rulers, Sharpie markers, pencils and erasers, compasses, and plastic circle and oval templates

Fine nose pliers set: Rio Grande, to be used for modifying for additional purposes
Online Metals, Round bar pack natural acetal – Discount price for Delrin rod assortment
Cylinder bur set: Rio Grande
Wolf Wax High Speed Cylinder Bur: Rio Grande – 25mm x 6.3mm, 25mm x 4.7mm, 25mm x 3.3mm
Japanese Pull Saw: Hida Tool, Home Depot, Amazon, fantastic saws for plastic and wood!