Tacoma Metal Arts Center

We carry tools, hand-cut cabochon stones, equipment, metals and other materials. Usual hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11am - 6pm * with occasional exceptions)...and sometimes by chance on the weekends!

3833 6th Ave, Tacoma, near the corner of 6th and Proctor

Gift Certificates Available!


Jerry's Rock and Gem

Great local store for jewelry lovers and jewelry makers alike, located in Kent, WA. Also carries some jewelry equipment, metals and supplies. They will ship and can repair jewelry too! They offer a discount to currently enrolled TMAC students.


Online Metals

They sell small quantities of copper, brass and steel, and will cut it to your specifiations.


Seattle Findings

Tools, equipment and silver. They offer a discount to currently enrolled TMAC students.



Specializes in supplies for traditional Japanese metalworking techniques. Inlay tools, shibuichi and shakudo alloys and other specialty tools and supplies imported from Japan.



The Enamelist Society


Seattle Metals Guild


Society of North American Goldsmiths


Washington State Enamelist

Email: to request to be placed on their email list.


Odds and ends:

Ring Blank sizing chart and other reference materials from The gem and jewelry world's foremost resource on the internet.


Plans to build a jewelry bench


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