Hydraulic press for the studio

May 21, 2019

Hydraulic press for the studio

A new tool has arrived in the studio

I’d like to introduce you to a new piece of equipment I have bought for the studio just last week. I am really excited about it and without going too technical/boring, I have to talk about it. You know… like when you are really enthusiastic about something  and you can't help yourself to talk about it all the time… this is how I feel with my tools. I know... I am a nerd....

This pretty tool is called an hydraulic press. What excites me about it is the world of new possibilities it offers me, not the tool itself which is basically a heavy pile of steel. Its purpose is to cut and form metal using the force of an hydraulic jack instead of my chicken arms.

Why I decided to buy an hydraulic press

Considering that I’ll never rebuild a motorcycle, I bought this one in particular because it has been designed especially for jewelry in addition of being top notch quality.

I decided to get this hydraulic press because it will allow me to expand the range of work I am doing. It will also allow me to give depth and dimension to my pieces of jewelry that I would not be able to get otherwise with regular jewelry tools.

To be honest, I have been in a bit out of steam lately and something new is just what I needed to find my groove again. 

First tests with copper

  • I can cut shapes (like the fetish bear) where I will add a stone cab and other stamping decoration.
  • I can make little decorative components (like the flowers) that I will solder on larger pieces.
  • I can form larger components that will become jewelry by themselves (like the stirrup that will make some cute earrings once I make its twin).
  • And so much more...

Stay tuned for new work!

I am so excited with my new hydraulic press!  And I can't even tell you how happy it makes me feel when I am thinking about all the new work I'll be sharing with you soon! If you'd like to be the first to know, <click here> to subscribe to my mailing list. 

A bientôt! -Patricia


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