Shameless Self Promotion

I am absolutely no good at this.

I know they say if you have your own business and hope to have any level of success, you have to get out there and promote yourself and your business. The internet has made that a bit easier, but I was raised not to brag about things I have done – and really not to bring attention to myself. That makes business promoting difficult.

So I am taking a big step (alright – a baby step) and posting this announcement of items for sale on my website!

PDF Tutorial: “Flush Setting Faceted Stones

The PDF Tutorial on “Flush Setting Faceted Stones” by Connie Fox and me is up on the website. I am really proud of this tutorial. It contains text, photos, graphics and videos to help walk you step-by-step through the flush setting process. We spent many hours trying techniques, testing ideas and practicing different methods to come up with what we consider to be a straightforward, easy to understand approach to flush setting stones.

Tools for Jewelers and Metalsmiths from Twin Oaks Engineering

The other items for sale on my website are tools from Twin Oaks Engineering (Gil Jemmott). Many of you have met Gil, my husband, who is an engineer and has a small machine shop where he creates wonderful tools for jewelers and metalsmiths. Most of these tools come from my frustration with what is (or often ISN’T) out there. Gil and I go back and forth with him doing the engineering and me doing the testing (sometimes with student input) until the product gets a “thumbs-up” from all! Then we offer them to you!

Here is a condensed version of what is on the website – go there to order or to get more information.


Five sets of Rollers with different sizes

Stiff, Non-flex rollers

One tool assembly

Tube Cutting Jig

Adjustable stop to cut multiple same size lengths

Replaceable saw guides

Rivet Block

Five holes (18,16,14,12 & 10ga) for forming rivet heads

Three divots for shaping / protecting rivet head while forming rivet tail

Room on the block to allow individual head shaped to be carved

Titanium Solder Pick

Available in one end sharpened or both ends sharpened

Does not transmit heat well

Solder will not stick to titanium

Flux can be cleaned off the pick by placing it in pickling acid

Equipment Mounting Plates: Base & Adapter Plate

Holds equipment securely on bench

Great for a small shop – can easily use multiple pieces of equipment in one sturdy location.



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  1. Good for you, Deb!!! We’re so lucky to have you and Gil to help us through the touch spots. I’m still wanting that tool that turns the flex shaft into a lathe!!! Hint, hint!!! I’m so subtle I scare myself. Great class today!!!

  2. Barbara lanci

     /  September 17, 2012

    I love your blog, Gil’s tools and your teaching skills. You are amazing and am inspiration to all of us.

  3. Kim Voigt

     /  September 17, 2012

    Great job Deb. I need that corrugator and I miss spending time in your Saturday class! I hope I can get back soon!

  4. Karen Rood

     /  September 17, 2012

    Time to let us all enjoy the good things. karen

  5. d'ski

     /  September 17, 2012

    You definitely could crow much more!!!! The great thing about these tools, is they REALLY make our lives easier. I love my tube cutter, I could never cut it straight before & forget about cutting 2 the same length.

  6. Jeri Nolfi Brown

     /  September 16, 2012

    You are simply AMAZING!!! Thank you for being such a great teacher and sharing all your knowledge with us to make us better! <3<3<3

  7. Congrats Deb! I know you worked very hard to get all of this information up on your site. It looks great. I have my name on several items and need solder picks. Will get back to you in a couple of weeks. You go girl!

  8. i love the ones i have and covet the ones i don’t, haha
    i think that tube cutter is going to have to join the rivet block in my drawer, soon….

  9. my birthday is july 8 and xmas is coming. hint hint

  10. No worries, Deb. Many, many others do your bragging for you. You are an excellent teacher and Gil makes fabulous tools. Now, if I could get you to move a little closer?

  11. laurie

     /  September 16, 2012

    What a wonderful blog. start talking yourself up! WE DO!!!!

  12. I am running as fast as I can to keep up with all this technology..I am so proud of the two of you…a facinating couple and right in there with those “who need help” I will try to keep up with all the news…great Blog by the way. Sincerely, Natalie
    (the smoke from over the hill)

  13. Michael Hendrix

     /  September 16, 2012

    Hey..when you”re good, You’re Good! It is about time that the skilled artisans of this world do a little shouting.

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