Assemble costume jewelries, using foot press.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Swedgers do?

Assembles costume jewelry, using foot press: Inserts prongs of one finding into corresponding holes of another, and shapes findings with pliers to obtain fit. Positions findings under swedging tool in press. Depresses pedal or moves lever to lower swedging tool that spreads and flattens prongs to combine findings.

Should I be a Swedger?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Edger

    How to become a Swedger

    Swedgers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Swedger-related education!
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