Swanstrom Disc Cutter - Review

When running your own small business, it is often a difficult decision to invest in tools. I find that I purchase new equipment rarely, especially since I do more beadwork than benchwork in my handmade jewelry business, Peggy Li Creations. However, I recently purchased a Swanstrom disc cutter from Rio Grande and love it! It takes minimal force from a brass (I use a 1 lb) hammer to punch perfect discs from soft metal sheet. Metals such as copper, sterling silver, fine silver no thicker than 20 gauge. Be sure to use burr-life lubricant on the cutting tools to extend their sharpness and a piece of scrap sheet opposite the hole you are punching (in the same gauge of sheet) to extend the life of the tool.

The Swanstrom disc cutter is a bit on the pricey side, but look at the cool handmade jewelry pieces I've been able to make with it. See these and other handmade jewelry pieces at Peggy Li Creations:

Domed Pearl Necklace

Patterned Disc Earrings

Peggy Li Creations on Vacation!

Hi All,

Just wanted to let you know that I'll be on vacation from 10/19-10/29. Orders can be placed during this time BUT you will not be charged until I return and your order ships.

Thanks for your understanding! Aloha!

Peggy Li
Handmade jewelry by Peggy Li Creations

Jewelry Accessories at Peggy Li Creations -- Rolls, Cleaning Cloths, Trays

Don't forget that Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry carries accessories for your jewelry! Including fabulous Stephanie Johnson jewelry travel rolls (these things are sturdy and substantial and make a great gift), jewelry trays for your table, and Sunshine jewelry cleaning cloths (perfect for sterling and gold-fill items).

Check these out on my Accessories page!


Peggy Li Creations Holiday Shipping Dates!

Holiday shipping dates are now posted at peggyli.com and below:

Please remember that mail often takes longer than posted delivery estimates around the holiday season. Please place your orders early to give me time to make and ship your goodies!

For (Continental US) USPS Priority Mail, FedEx and Global Express customers, please place your order by December 14 to ensure delivery by December 24th.

For USPS Global Priority Customers, please place your order by December 1 to ensure delivery by December 24th.

If you miss these dates, I'll do my best to ship your packages as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding! Please feel free to email me if you have questions about your order.

Private Practice Season 3 Premiere!

Very excited for the debut of a new season of "Private Practice"! You'll be sure to see lots of Handmade Jewelry by Peggy Li on there. Here's a sneak peek of items they may feature:

Cascading Gold Bracelet

Tiny Om Necklace

Butterfly Post Earrings