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Vendors and Sponsors


Metalwerx is grateful for the continued support and participation of our vendors and sponsors! THANK YOU!

Rio Grande

One of the largest providers of jewelry-making supplies in the world offering jewelry findings, gemstones, tools, equipment and packaging and display items. 

Phone: (800) 545-6566
Location: Albuquerque, NM

Otto Frei

OttoFrei has over 80 years of experience in the jewelry industry and is a fantastic resource for unique and high-quality jewelry supplies, tools, and findings for jewelers, metalsmiths, technicians, and hobbyists.

Phone: (800) 772-3456
Location: Oakland, CA


Functional, reliable, and long-lasting tools. 

Phone: (405) 745 -4054
Location: Oklahoma City, OK


Gesswein is the number one resource for high quality jewelry making tools and supplies, die polishing and repair tools. 

Phone: (203) 366-5400
Location: Bridgeport, CT

United Precious Metals

United is a leading supplier of master alloys, de-oxidized sterling silver, solder, and wire products. United is also a full-service refiner for your precious metal needs. The technical expertise at United is unparalleled in the jewelry industry.

Phone: (800) 999-3463
Location: Alden, NY


Micro-tools sells small, precision hand tools for jewelry, watch and camera repair, and electronics. Specializing in pliers and cutters, Micro-tools also carries a wide selection of hand and rotary tools including Fretz, Foredom, ImpressArt, Knew Concepts and more!

Phone: (520) 861-6405
Location: Dixon, CA

Orion Welders by Sunstone

Orion Welders continues to be the premier leader of Pulse Arc welders thanks to their commitment and dedication to innovation. "We are here for our customers and will always do Advancing the Art of Jewelry Behind every priceless piece of art is a silversmith, goldsmith, or metalsmith who keeps the right tools for the right job at their fingertips. That’s why you’ll find an Orion micro welder on the bench of every accomplished jeweler. Built by Sunstone, the Orion line of pulse arc and laser welders are preferred by James Avery, Zales, Dillards, Pandora, Jared ...

Call or Text: (801) 658-0015
Location: Payson, Utah


Jesse and Azur McHugh travel all over the world collecting rare and unusual minerals. They cut, shape and polish some of the most unique stones in the industry. 

Phone: (707) 446-1120
Location: Rhode Island, USA


Jewelry making supplies for jewelry artists including jewelry chain, findings, metals and jewelry tools. Specializing in sterling silver and gold filled. 

Phone: (800) 528-0535
Location: Prescott, AZ


Foredom is the leading manufacturer of flexible shaft rotary power tools in the world. 

Phone: (800) 272-2885
Location: Bethel, CT


Xuron Corp is one of the World's leading manufacturers of ergonomic hand tools, and the original inventor of the Micro-Shear® blade by-pass cutting technology (amazing wire cutters and pliers!)

Phone: (207) 283-1401
Location: Saco, ME

Victoria Lansford

Victoria Lansford is an artist, metalsmith, mentor and educator who works across multiple media. Her work has been widely exhibited in galleries, museums, and publications. Her designs range in scale and form, integrating a variety of techniques including chasing and repousse and Russian filigree. 

Location: Atlanta, GA

Paulette J. Werger

Paulette J. Werger is a metalsmith living in New Hampshire. She exhibits and sells her work nationally and internationally. Paulette is also an educator who teaches jewelry workshops at schools across the country, including Metalwerx. 


Location: New Hampshire

Women's Jewelry Association

The WJA Boston community is comprised of committed and enthusiastic jewelry designers, makers, retailers, gemologists, dealers, and collectors who have formed a network in Greater Boston, with links nationally and internationally. We welcome students, emerging artists, and artisan business people seeking mentoring, friendship, and collaboration with others in the industry.

Location: Boston, MA

Jayne Redman Bench System 

Jayne Redman is a jewelry designer, educator, and tool manufacturer. She teaches workshops around the country on innovative tool making techniques for optimizing production and making multiples.


Location: Maine

Thank you to our sponsors!