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Hello! I'm a beginner jewelry maker currently focused on sterling silver/ copper wire wrapped jewelry. This is mostly just a hobby, but I'd eventually like to make enough pieces to sell in local crafts fairs or potentially online. I'm wondering what kind of safety requirements need to be met to do this? For example, I know there are certain regulations regarding lead content in adult/children's jewelry that need to be met. As a beginning artist, how does one show that I'm using safe materials?…See More
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In what area of the metal arts do you work?
silversmith, goldsmith, metalsmith, sculptor, other
Tell us about your education.
Self-Taught for the most part, we had a metal shop garage in east van, out of the house, lathe welder and stuff like that, hands on,, then i had a metal arts teacher that showed me jewelry casting in grade 12,, and from then, anytime I could aford some tools or equipment I would get stuff, I have worked for 14 years with B.C. Hydro, and B.C. gas, and I did my bronze scuplpures and jewellery as a hobby, but it allowed me to "grow" and over the years I have been buying stuff and 12 years ago I opened my own shop, Austin Jewellers, and I havent looked back..... and for the last 6 years or so, I am into CAD CAM,,