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  1. Susan Barton

    I love instructional videos! Thank you for posting them. I found you as a random post on my FB. I have since ‘liked’ you there, connected with you on Twitter, following your blog, will find you on Pintrest, and will download Instagram.

  2. Christina L Ramirez

    Re: Swag block

    I am currently trying to rind a source for your metal forming block. I took a class with Daryn Mentock and we used one of these blocks. Could you please let me know where I might purchase one?

  3. Ellen Goldman

    To anneal 20 gauge wire in the future…try wrapping around three of your fingers into a circle. Then anneal and as soon as it turns a little pink, continue for a few more seconds and it works perfectly. By wrapping the wire into a bundle works FANTASTIC and prevents melting of my thinner gauge wire 🙂

    No need to go thru all that tin can stuff. Give it a try…you’ll find it is a time saver and you get great results!


  4. Mary Timme

    Thanks so much for the video. I learned a lot and want to buy a mill so it was really informative for me. What was your reasons for the choice you made on the mill?

    1. Melissa Muir Post author

      Great question. I knew I wanted a reliable mill that would hold up to my own use and with student use. I also knew that I needed something that could last a lifetime. I have three mills in my studio. I have a couple by Durston, but my favorite is my new Pepetools Rolling mill. It has a REALLY nice finish to the rolls themselves which gives me a great finish to the metals I am rolling. I like the measuring dials are easily adjustable, so I don’t have to do any kind of mathematical equations or write it down each time I am about to tighten the mill or such. It is lightweight (relatively speaking) and has a fairly small footprint. I hope that helps. If you are interested in a Pepetools Rolling Mill, I would love to help you with the order. 🙂

  5. Charlene Shirley

    Hi Melissa 🙂
    I am considering purchasing the JoolTool but have a question. I saw your video for shaping glass cabochons but wonder if it could take the place of a Cab King? I am a novice and probably see myself making 3 to 4 cabs a week. Can the JoolTool handle shaping from a slab to a finished cab?
    Thank you so much!

    1. Melissa Muir Post author

      Hi Charlene,
      I have heard people using it for creating cabs over a Cab King. Yes, it can shape from slab to finished stone. I have done it many times. There are benefits to each machine. For me, it was fantastic that I could do cabs with this machine, but if I were to do a ton of cabs, eventually I would get a cabbing machine. Although, that said, even when I use a cabbing machine, I still finish it off with the JoolTool as I am able to get a better finish on my JoolTool than I have one the cabbing machines I have used. If you do decide to get a JoolTool, you can use my coupon code: MelissaM1 – for a bit of a discount. Let me know if you have any other questions. I would be happy to answer them for you.

  6. Laurel Rapaport

    Great classes in Las Vegas. Eagerly awaiting the class notes and jewelry to arrive. I am jinxed when it comes to the Vegas Expo it seems. I saw an eye Doctor 2 days after touching down from Vegas. The Dr. said my eyes are like a shaken snow globes. The hope is that everything settles and I no longer see all these spots before my eyes. You did inspire me and I am impatiently waiting until I can see where I am placing solder before I start practicing what I learned. I have so many ideas swirling around in my head now. I appreciate all your help.


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