Eclectic handmade jewelry often from recycled and unusual items with some personal rambling thrown in. Please visit my Etsy Store at TracyBell.etsy.com
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I just got back from Bead & Button in Milwaukee where I took a class from Richard Salley in tool making. I learned how to turn W1 water hardening stock tool steel into chasing and texturing tools. They turned out amazing I couldn't have been any happier with the class. There was plenty of time to work and I was able to complete 15 tools including all the twisted handles tempering and hardening so they are ready to use. I hope to take more classes from Richard and if you have a chance look up his work its amazing.
Chasing and texture tools along with a burnishing tool and scribe