Program: "Tips & Tricks at the Jewelers Bench"
After retiring and moving to California, I discovered rockhounding in the
desert and the lapidary arts. That led to cutting gemstones, then to silversmithing, etc. I've been a happy camper ever since.
I've been with the
Culver City Club since 1996. Working through all the club's officer positions,
giving talks and teaching classes are my way of giving back to those who helped
me get involved with this great hobby.
My how-to jewelry book started
nearly four years ago as a homework assignment in a social media class. "Bench
Tips for Jewelry Making" is now on Amazon, and I have more than 4700 followers
on the Facebook BenchTips page plus distribution to 213 club newsletters in six
Our speaker tonight is Brad Smith, jeweler, teacher, and author.
His background is a career in industrial automation, working with
computers, machines, and robots used in product design and
Brad has been teaching jewelry classes in Santa
Monica since 2002. To help his students solve common problems at the
bench, he has put together a series of bench tips, some of which he
will be sharing with us tonight.
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