Day 33 Exciting Changes and Questions

Exciting Changes Coming!

Well today’s lesson will be less of a lesson for you and more of a lesson for me, and I will need your help, I am in the process of changing “domain hosts”, (computer geekery stuff) and hopefully you won’t notice and it will be seamless. But in the process, the site might be down for a bit. (I hope not) Over the 4th of July seems like a good time to change. I am also trying to create a good logo. (I welcome your input)

Well, good things are happening here at, I am starting to do the groundwork and homework to start a weekly (or bi-weekly) Jewelry Making Podcast, kind of an internet radio program that you can listen to on your computer or your Smartphone. I will do some interviews of jewelers, tool reviews, jewelry tips, and whatever I can come up with.


But I could use your help.

I need some good questions about jewelry making that I can talk about on the first few programs, until I get my broadcasting bearings so to say. These programs probably won’t be too long, and I am going to try to give tips and such without the visual help of pictures or videos. (God help me) This ought to be interesting, but fun and a growing experience.

All this to say I would like your questions and input to add to the JewelryMonk Podcast. If you have something you want help with, tool suggestions, tips, etc. let me know and I will do my best to answer them. Honestly, I am a little intimidated by the whole idea, but I am willing to dive in and learn in the process. I figure if I ain’t learning, I ain’t going anywhere.

Wish me luck and stay tuned for an updated website and a podcast on this site and on itunes!

This is getting exciting!

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So go ahead and comment with some questions or subjects you would like addressed in the future podcast.

Thanks for getting what I am trying to do, now go shine your world.


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15 Responses to Day 33 Exciting Changes and Questions

  1. Donna July 3, 2014 at 5:55 am #

    Hmmm, no photos? Just our own visual by what you are explaining? I say go for it. Can’t hurt to try. I personally am a visual person. But it all depends on who’s telling the story right? Best of luck! 🙂
    Will you continue with the website as well? I sure do hope so
    Thnaks for all of your tips/tricks

  2. jewelrymonk July 3, 2014 at 6:11 am #

    Yes Donna, I will continue to do the website, this podcast will just be another way to reach others. The podcast will still have tips and such, but also interviews with other jewelers, tool recommendations, listener questions and comments, and whatever else I can come up with. will still be more of a tutorial based teaching.

    • Donna July 3, 2014 at 8:04 am #

      Oh, that’s great! So glad you’re going to continue with the tutorials! I look forward to them all! 🙂

      • jewelrymonk July 3, 2014 at 8:06 am #

        Oh yeah, I will continue! Thanks Donna.

  3. Sterling VanDerwerker July 3, 2014 at 7:19 am #

    I’d like to hear more about finishing in those places that normally arent finished, ex: Thrumming materials, laser polishing, micro finishing. Also, I’ve found some high speed air driven hand piece burrs that help in setting 1.0mm melee and small stones. I can help with CAD Design and milling.

    • jewelrymonk July 3, 2014 at 7:48 am #

      Thanks Sterling. I will file this for later.

  4. patricia keightley July 3, 2014 at 8:38 am #

    Podcasts aren’t my favorite thing. I am hard of hearing and can’t always understand all the words. I love your tutorials because I can read and reread them at my leisure, print them out and save them. And for me a picture is worth a thousand words. Many, many thanks for all the information you’ve written and shared.

    • jewelrymonk July 3, 2014 at 8:42 am #

      Thank you Patricia, I will continue with the website tutorials and be adding specialized ebook lessons as well in the future.

  5. Dharlee July 3, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    I look forward to anything you post. I am learning a lot from you. I would LOVE LOVE L.O.V.E. to see a video from you some time. (did you get the hint?!?!?!?) =)

    • jewelrymonk July 3, 2014 at 10:13 am #

      Hint, what hint???? Haha. Got it!

  6. Cyndie Smith July 3, 2014 at 11:30 am #

    I’d love to see (or hear) polishing/finishing tutorials about the process when a large polishing machine is not available. We downsized and I lost my -it can get dirty and it’s well ventilated – studio. I’m now working in a dedicated room, but it has no windows (just a fan) and since it’s in the main house, would rather it wasn’t completely covered with rouge!

    • jewelrymonk July 3, 2014 at 11:39 am #

      Thanks Cyndie, put it on the list.

  7. Volante July 4, 2014 at 2:05 pm #

    I was wondering if there’s a way to repair tools? Having to constantly replace my flush cutters is a bit expensive. so, is there a good way to keep them sharp and not pitted from cutting wire?

    • jewelrymonk July 4, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

      Great idea.

    • Dharlee July 4, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

      You know not to cut memory wire with them? I have cutters that are designated for various things. My original flush cutters that I bought in 2009 are still fine because of that,