LMF Jeweler’s Resource List

We are partnered with Rio Grande , Pepe Tools, Lion Punch Forge and Seattle Findings.

Rio Grande has a program that offers new students a six month discount across most items (6 month upgrade to Wholesale account status). Use code: RFSLMF (Students who enrolled in Rio for Schools before April 9, 2021, will keep their existing benefits through one year from their date of enrollment. Students who are new to the program will enjoy wholesale benefits for six months from the date they enter this educator code.)

STEP 1: You will need to have a Rio Grande account in place. Go here to create an account:

*NOTE* You should not add "The School Name" as the company. If you don't have a company, you should leave it blank or add your name.

STEP 2: You will need to log into your account and go to the "Account Info" section. Add the code RFSLMF and hit submit. Once that is done, you will see the Green RFS stone in the upper left corner. (If you do not see it right away, try refreshing the page.)

Your account has now been updated to Wholesale status and your wholesale price will appear next to each product you select.

Already registered as a wholesale account or as a Rio Pro? Please enter the code to show Rio Grande that you are affiliated with Little Metal Foxes, even though the code will not change any pricing from your current wholesale or Rio Pro access.

Click here for Rio for Schools student FAQ 

Seattle Findings gives our students a discount. Use code: ME20

Pepe Tools offers a 10% discount. Use code: Foxes10

Lion Punch Forge has a 10% discount off any order. Use code: Metalfoxes10


Here are a few of my favorite resources for making jewelry, metals, and sculpture.

–Jennifer Stenhouse


Resources and communities on-line:

  • Ganoksin – Jeweler’s resource for everything. Check out the Bench Exchange in the Galleries section. There are several tutorials and jewelry forums for special topics.
  • Seattle Metals Guild
  • Society Of American Goldsmiths
  • American Craft Council
  • Brynmorgen Press – Tim McCreight – you will find several great jewelry books, iBooks, and apps.
  • This to That – This is a great site when you are trying to figure out what and how to glue different materials together.
  • Instagram & Facebook – Create a page specifically to connect with jewelry makers and metalsmiths from your area and around the world.
  • Pinterest – Start collecting ideas – tips – tutorials – inspirations and information. You can connect with jewelry makers and artists from your neighborhood and around the world.


  • iMakeJewelry – by Victoria Landsford, Spiral Publications. An iPhone app dedicated to the needs of jewelry artists and metalsmiths. Use this app to calculate weights and measurements – and find information on precious metals and stones. Check back weekly for tips from Victoria Landsford. I highly recommend this one.
  • Metalsmith Suite – by Tim McCreight. A great resource for jewelers, with measures, conversions, and costs.
  • Rio Grande – use the app for videos and direct links to their site.

Periodicals and Ibook subscriptions:

Supplies on-line and local!

Metal services – refining and recycling:

Social Media:

Find us and post your pics! We are on Facebook  Instagram  Twitter –  Pinterest

Little Metal Foxes, Jennifer Stenhouse, Julia Lowther, Helen Cowart. Tag us! @jenniferstenhouse @flyingfoxjewelry_julialowther @helencowart

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