as a baby boomer myself I'm at the other end of the spectrum
i want to become a jeweler change of career so to speak
as a hobby i am making pieces at that level
self teaching myself. i have a pretty substantial collection of stones gems mineral specimens
thats where i came from a collector and then a lapidary now with all this material id like to give my a collection a new life as jewelry .
been collecting tools now sure are a lot of tools as a person thats been in building trade my whole life i can relate but had no idea all the different tools I LOVE IT.
I would love to work in a shop even clean anything to start just to be around bench.
I really like that concept The Bench and way of working
It been something Im still not used to
right now I have a combination lapidary metalsmith shop in my basement little crowded
but I'm there every night at my bench or a reasonable facsimile there of
The BEaJEWELER™ initiative is sponsored by MJSA, the trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design. This initiative was originally developed in partnership with the New Approach School for Jewelers in Arrington, Tennessee