Tool Time Tuesday – Dividers and Scribes

Before I get into Tool Time Tuesday, I am so excited to announce that I will be hosting Andrea Kennington and Julie Brooks of NC Black Co. the first weekend of October (Oct. 4, 5, & 6th) for a three day Micro Forming Workshop. What is that? Well, my lily is a form of micro shell forming, and if you want to see some really great examples of what they do and what is covered in the workshop, just click on their names to visit their webpages. It is going to be amazing. I will be posting details this week both here on my blog and on my website ( I am so excited to be hosting them. I wanted to take their workshop when they visited the Seattle area last year. But I was unable due to my husbands work schedule. Like I said, watch your inbox later this week for more information and registration instructions.

Okay, so I am running a bit late today, but hey, it is still Tuesday (at least it is in my neck of the woods.) There are so many tools that I use when I am working with jewelry. But one of my favorite tools to use is my set of dividers. There are so many people that don’t know how to use them or what they are for. In the video for this segment, I only show how to use them for creating straight lines, but believe me, I use them for so much more in my own work. When using dividers for items other than straight lines, it certainly takes a bit more practice and skill, but at least you will get an idea of how to use them.


4 thoughts on “Tool Time Tuesday – Dividers and Scribes

  1. Chris Kerr

    Melissa, these are GREAT tips!!! I learned a few new tricks and loved the clarity of your instructions. Awesome job, friend!

  2. Melissa Muir


    I love to hear that you learned something. Sometimes I do these videos and think, this is dumb, everyone already knows this. So it is great when I have “seasoned” friend that still learn new things from me. Thanks for the feedback.
  3. Melissa Muir

    Oh, I know that one. It seems that just as I figure out how a tool is used, I can never find it.  


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