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Become an Expert at Identifying Silver!
Really! A Silver that does not tarnish? Tell me more...
Prepare for a Successful Show
These tips will help you have a more successful show. Success is all in the little details when it comes to shows. Follow these easy tips and you will find setting up and selling to be almost stress free.
Easy to Make Copper Slide Necklace
Here is an impressive, but easy to make copper slide necklace. With a few tools and a small piece of copper, you can have a finished necklace within a few hours!
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Metalworking 101 for Beaders Book Review
Amazing step by step photos show the Bead Artist how to expand their craft into Metalworking. This book teaches you how to take your work into metalsmithing by making your own findings and complete metalsmith projects. Bead and metalsmith artists will find this to be a very resourceful book.
Choosing the Right Metalsmith Tools
Buying metalsmith tools can be confusing. Save money, time, and frustration by learning the best tools to purchase. Know what tools are needed for your work. You will be surprised with some of the fun places where you will find that perfect tool. Express yourself with tools that work for you!
Know your Metal
Copper, Silver, Brass, and Zinc are just a few great materials to work with when creating beautiful jewelry. Understand your metals and solders when you are planning your piece. Avoid melting expensive metal by learning metal properties and melting temperatures before you begin your project.
Wire Working Basics
Working with wire can be fun, making creative jewelry and findings. Rings, Brooches and earrings can be designed using wire with beads and stones or simply with wire alone. Knowing the basics of using wire will prepare you for all of your wire projects.
Hidden Treasures Found In Used Books
A wealth of information and inspiration can be found in used books. Find books that will amaze and inspire the artist in you. Books documenting the modernist jewelry movement era show the most talented and now famous jewelry artists and designs. A treasure trove of books waiting to be found!
Gemstones Book Review
Can you imagine a page turner reference book? A beautifully illustrated guide book, with commissioned close-up photographs, vividly reveals the world of gems. Everything you could possibly want to learn will be found in this excellent Smithsonian Nature Guide to GEMS, The world in your hands.
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