Robert Lopez is a self-taught Metalsmith who has gained a following with his one-of a kind designs, handmade at his studio in Yucaipa, California. He travels the country as an "artist in residence" and teaches workshops. Rings & Thing was lucky to have several classes taught by Robert in 2019. As a self-taught jeweler, Robert is also a problem-solver and has developed a number of tools to meet dilemmas he faced in fabrication. We are pleased to offer some of these tools here.