Silver prices have recently topped $25 per troy ounce. It wasn’t so long ago that silver traditionally traded close to $6 per troy ounce. Like all free markets, the price of precious metals is based on supply and demand. And while the jewelry industry actually uses a small per[...]
As you know, diamonds are sold by weight. I think we've all been trained to want a 1-carat diamond. But nature doesn’t care about our desires. Diamond crystals form independent of any market demand. The supply of diamonds tends to be plentiful for small stones, but extremel[...]
Tim Sheriff of Swanstrom Tool really wowed the Tucson crowd last year with some Swarovski Crystal Reflection Earrings he made with the Swanstrom Link-Forming Plier and Disc Cutter Set. Here’s a brand new video showing how those earrings were made. This and many more videos ar[...]
The key to preventing rust on your tools is keeping moisture and atmospheric pollutants away from them. There are several methods you can try: Coat your tools with a light oil such as 3-in-One® oil or WD-40®. Wipe off any excess oil when you need to use the tool and reapply whe[...]
CraftOptics are designed so your eyes naturally aim through the binoculars when you're working (looking down), and you get your normal, unmagnified view when you need to reach for something or...