New Jewelers 101

Are you a new or aspiring native jeweler seeking tips and advice from expert jewelers? Native Jewelers Society (NJS) is here to help teach you some basics. The tips and resources provided are here to help you to build confidence to flourish as a jeweler, and to explore your own talents and skills. Our community is designed to share each others experiences and to inspire and encourage artistic, innovative creations. We are committed to maintaining high quality work with integrity and honesty while preserving the indigenous cultures from which we come. Come join us in learning about all the facets to being part of the native jewelry community. Participating Jewelers

Initial Steps to Embrace the Native Jewelry Art Market:


Recommended Tools- Varies with Jewelry Techniques- Recommended Suppliers and Dealers

        Bead Stringing


        Bench Tools

        Books and DVDs



        • Fluxes, Pickles
        • Alcohol
        • Cleaners & Ultrasonic Solutions
        • Patinas,Lacquers, Oxidizers
        • Oils, Lubricants,Bee's Wax


        Display & Packaging Materials 




        Hand Tools 

        • Files
        • Pliers
        • Tweezers
        • Saws & Sawblades
        • Gravers, Beading Tools
        • Screwdrivers Shears & Scissors
        • Brushes(Hand-Held)
        • Burnishers, Prong Pushers
        • Hammers and Anvils

        Jewelry Wire and Metal Shapes

        Knives and Cutting Mats


        • Arbors
        • Tumblers & Flat Laps
        • Wheels,Drums,End Plates
        • Supplies: Dop Wax, Templates, Pol
        • Core Drills,Blades,Laps 

        Mandrels Metal Punches and Stamps

        Optical supplies

        Organizers, Storage and Packaging

        Polishing & Finishing

        • Buffs & Brushes
        • Buffers,Filters & Parts
        • Polishes
        • Tumbling Media
        • Polishing Cloths 

        Ring Stretchers/Ring Clamps

        Safety Items

        • Goggles,Gloves,Aprons
        • Masks & Filters 


        Torches & Soldering Tools

        • Torches, Hoses & Tips
        • Tripods,Third-Hands, Alc. Lamps
        • Solder Boards, Bricks