Farewell Milwaukee…adieu Bead & Button Show!

After a pleasant and thankfully uneventful drive home, I’m back in my studio and ready to get to work!  You can bet I’ll be putting the tools I made in Richard Salley’s class to good use.  I have enough steel stock to make several more aside from the scribes, forming, and stamping tools (shown here) that I finished in class.  Taking Toolmaking 101 demystified the process and I was so surprised that it really is relatively easy to make custom tools with steel rod providing you have basic metal smithing equipment: saw, files, tweezers, and torch are really all one needs to make simple tools.  I highly recommend this class and chances are he will offer the class at next year’s Bead and Button Show.

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on June 9, 2012.

2 Responses to “Farewell Milwaukee…adieu Bead & Button Show!”

  1. sounds like you had a ball. Look forward to seeing what else you learnt while away 🙂


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