||3M is an international conglomerate based in Maplewood, Minnesota. It has operations in more than 60 countries. 3M produces more than 55,000 products including the abrasive items on our web site. Whether you want to grind, blend, polish, clean or cut, 3M has the abrasive you need. They produce quality products with superior grits and abrasive bonds.|
||Artistic Wire is the most extensive line of permanently colored copper wire for jewelry and crafts. The wire has an exclusive enamel coating that is available in a high-shine metallic finish or in a matte finish. The coating on Artistic wire is engineered to resist tarnishing, chipping and peeling. It will also stand up to coiling, spiral making, twisting, wrapping and other wire working techniques. |
You can form Artistic Wire easily into jewelry components such as chain maille, beaded chain, jump rings, gemstone settings and more.
Experience with jewelry wire has enable the creation of complimentary products such as jump rings, wire wrapping findings and wire working tools.
||Bausch & Lomb is an American company based in Rochester, New York. It is one of the world's leading suppliers of eye health products and magnifiers.|
||Bead Buddy products are the results of intensive research, focus groups and the input of beaders, crafters and artists. They are dedicated to providing unique and functional products for beaders worldwide.|
||Beadalon stringing wire is soft, flexible and strong making it perfect for all your beading needs. Beadalon wire comes in 7 strand, 19 strand and 49 strand. Beadalon products include much more than beading wire. You can discover memory wire, beading cords, bead bumpers, findings, tools and more.|
||Blitz Inc. originally developed its cleaning cloth in 1912. Since then, it has expanded its product line to encompass every jewelry cleaning need. All of its liquid jewelry cleaners and cloths are made in America. |
The Blitz cleaning line features bold, modern packing for its wide variety of professional grade cleaning products.
FDJ is a stocking distributor of Eurotool products. Eurotool has been in business since 1979
and is one of the largest master distributors to the jewelry, hobby and craft trades.
||EVE Silicone Abrasive
Polishers is a German line of
polishing wheels and abrasive used worldwide. These long lasting
abrasives can be used with both precious (gold and silver) and
semi-precious (brass and copper) metals. For best results, use a
light touch; let the abrasive do the work. Available in 4
WHITE (Coarse - 100 grit) is aggressive, rapidly removing scratches and preparing the surface for polishing. The abrasive give the
wheels a noticeable sparkle.
BLACK (Medium - 220 grit) is less aggressive than white but made of a more durable rubber.
BLUE (Fine - 800 grit) polishes to a high luster. Blue abrasives provide no cutting action.
PINK (Extra Fine - 1200 grit) is for a final polish. It brings your metal to a very high luster.
Garland's all rawhide mallets are made of tough, long wearing water buffalo rawhide. Made in the USA, Garland raw hide mallets are used when you do not want to mar or scratch your metal.
Gentec torches and accessories are perfect for use by the professional jeweler as well as the hobbyist and craftsperson
Horotec is one of the leading Swiss manufacturers of quality watch tools for the professional watchmaker, collector or novice. The innovative design of the Horotec watch tools make watch repair easy and efficient.
||Knew Concepts' Lee Marshall, "The Saw Guy", is dedicated to helping you pursue your work and passion for well-made tools. His products "may feel luxurious to use", "never extravagant". They are designed, not only to meet your needs, but to last a lifetime.|
Knew Concepts sprung from the man who developed the world famous Bonny Doon hydraulic press for shaping and forming jewelry. He developed the Precision Saw Guide for making blanking dies. It was Cynthia Eid who finally convinced Lee to make a "stand-alone" version of this incredible tool.
|With over 25 years experience working in Metal, Engraving and the Art of Tool Making, three metalsmiths created NC BLACK Company in response to the special needs of miniature smithing, raising, and shell forming by making their own micro-tools to complete intricate commissioned works. |
Today, NC BLACK is creating a range of micro-tools for the profession, made by craftsmen for craftsmen. Based in the USA, all products are hand fabricated in North Carolina.
NC BLACK Company's specialty products provide the means to form and finish your pieces with reliable instruments for the job. Using high grade tool steel, the company uses traditional engineering, cutting and shaping methods to create fine micro-tools for the trade, including handmade and finished wooden handles for comfort and long life.
Ranger is well known for bringing quality inks, embossing powders and innovative craft products to the arts and crafts market worldwide. It has a proven track record of excellence in product development and has won several awards of achievement in the industry.
Ranger was founded in 1929 and originally manufactured an exclusive line of commercial ink products for the U.S. banking industry. In 1979, Ranger developed the first art stamp pads in unique, vibrant colors. Until 1998, Ranger¹s primary business was private label products for stamp manufacturers. Ranger then began marketing product lines of its own beginning with inks and eventually developing embossing powders.
Ranger has several cohesive branding programs, signature artist lines and high-quality products to offer. Our Inkssentials™, Adirondack® and Distress™ lines are just a few examples.
||Several hundred million times a year,
the world's finest jewelers and watch companies rely on Renata for
uncompromising quality, so can you.
Dedicated high drain and low drain batteries
are available for optimal performance.
Superior Swiss quality. Freshness dated.
Choice of the 21st Century Watchmaker
Saign Charlestein is a propmaker, who has worked in the film and entertainment industry since 2002. He specializes in intricate metal work, which includes armor and weapon fabrication. Notable projects include armor and weapons props from films such as The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), The Adventures of Johnny Tao (2005), Star Trek (2008), Ninja Assassin (2008) and G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra (2008). He also has an immense skill set in carpentry, welding, machining, fabrication, model building, mold making and many other skills.
Tim Holtz is the Creative Director for Ranger Industries, one of the leading manufacturers of innovative inks, paints, and embossing products. Tim plays an integral part in the development and design of cutting edge paper crafting products. Tim has teamed up with various key companies like Ranger, Advantus, Tonic Studios, Sizzix, and Stampers Anonymous to bring unique products that work hand in hand with Ranger’s extensive lines.
As a well known designer, Tim travels across the country and internationally to educate and introduce people to his world of ink techniques, clever projects, and so much more. His book "A Compendium of Curiosities" is filled with creative and inspiring ideas for beginner paper crafters and beyond.
Victoria Lansford is an internationally acclaimed artist, educator, author and publisher. She creates one-of-a-kind wearable pieces of art that have been features in many magazines, books and on television.
She has served as head of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Department at the Spruill Center for the Arts in Atlanta and was an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Victoria continues to teach and mentor students throughout the world.
Wubber pliers are rugged without being bulky. The jaws of the Wubbers hold firmly yet are smooth enough to not mar you work. Wubbers also feature long handles for leverage, extra comfort grips and smooth springs; truly pliers that are a must for wire wrapping and silver work.