1. How long have you been working on the work bench you currently using? Does it have a story / history?
I have been working on my bench for about 5 years. I was gifted an old jewellery bench top that was saved from the renovation of another jewellery workshop when I graduated from university. I didn’t build myself a bench with it for a few years. It wasn’t until I moved into my current workshop I built the bench.
2. Which is your favorite tool, and why?
My favourite tool is the pendant drill. I use it to carve, drill, polish, and sand. It has so many uses and so many attachments that it is the tool that does everything!
3. What is the jewellery making technique / process you enjoy the most, and why?
The process I enjoy the most is carving. I hand carve many of my pieces in acrylic and I love the sculptural approach of it.
4. Anything else you want to tell us about your jewellery bench?
I do a lot of work at the bench but the unusual nature of my materials means I also work on many benches with many different tools!
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