Offsite Links Designing Jewelry
Where do your ideas come from? Design elements, color theory, and the other important factors of creating artisan jewelry can be found here.
10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained [offsite link]
Use others work fairly and project your own.
A History Told In Beads [offsite link]
At a recent demonstration of bead-making techniques, two Pakistani artisans introduced American audiences to their ancient traditions.
A Look At Findings and Finishings [offsite link]
Definitions of these jewelry making items!
A Matter Of Perspective [offsite link]
When it comes to wearing jewelry, does a person´s size really matter?
About The Size Of It! [offsite link]
Measuring might seem like a simple concept, but the process is often far from easy — you might start wondering if we’re all speaking the same language.
Adjustable Knots For Corded Necklaces [offsite link]
Save the trouble of individual sizing on any projects that call for leather or silk cord. Thanks Lukabara for sharing this link with us!
Bead Number Calculation Wizard [offsite link]
This Wizard will calculate the number of beads needed to make a necklace.
Bead Types and Categories [offsite link]
You´ll find basic descriptions of today´s
most popular beads and their categories listed here!
Beadwork Design Graphing Paper [offsite link]
Bead-Patterns.com not only sells patterns, they have several free downloadable graphing papers for creating your own designs!
Caring for Silver Jewelry [offsite link]
Take care of those tarnish problems!
Color Relationships [offsite link]
Good information about complimentary colors!
Color Schemes [offsite link]
Lots of good information about ceating color schemes (sets of color that work in harmony).
Color Theory 101 [offsite link]
Great information to get you started with understanding color theory!
Color Wheel Program [offsite link]
Fear of Color? While some people find mixing and matching color effortless, others become frozen with fear. Despite which category you belong, you will find Eni Oken´s ColorSchemes freeware an amazing tool. Download it from this site and run it on your desktop and it runs like an interactive color wheel. You will find this program to quickly become to be one of your favorite design tools!
Colorspeak [offsite link]
An interactive website that can help you explore how you percieve and associate colors, not only in your design work, but in other aspects of your life.
Common Bead Stitches [offsite link]
Backstitch, Baguette Stitch, Fence of Bugles, Seeds Together, Fence of Seeds and Bugles, and Vermacelli.
Common Questions About Jewelry Design [offsite link]
So how do you get a design idea, how do you develop it, and how do you keep those ideas coming?
Confessions of Jewelry Artists [offsite link]
Lapidary Journal asks the jewelry-making readers to step into the spotlight and answer our questions.
Glossary of Construction and Design Techniques for Jewelry© [offsite link]
Excerpted from Warman’s Jewelry, 2nd edition by Christie Romero, Krause Publications, 1998
Granting A Wish [offsite link]
Whether you´re just starting out, or want a little freedom to experiment, financial help is available in the form of grants for jewelry artists.
HTML Color Sample [offsite link]
Having trouble matching colors in online patterns? This page could be a big help!
Inch, MM, Gauge, and Drill Sizes [offsite link]
Have difficulty translating your gauge of metal into "real" measurements? Here is a great chart to help you out!
Inspirations: Color Themed Jewelry [offsite link]
An article about designing around a color theme!
Playing It Safe [offsite link]
Safety in the studio is a matter of all-around effort — taking large measures as well as always paying attention to the little details.
Real Knotting [offsite link]
Knotting, bends, hitches, and knotcraft
Tables and Formulas [offsite link]
Ounces to grams, inches to milimeters? All the conversion ratios you need right here!
The Care and Safe Storage of Crystals and Gems [offsite link]
Prevent scratches and breakage!
The Celtic Assistant Freeware [offsite link]
A simple application program to help you design celtic knots!
The Ganoskin Project Forums [offsite link]
The Ganoskin Orchid forums...a HUGE source of tips, tricks, and information!
The Silicon Mirror & Kaleidoscope [offsite link]
A shareware program that operates like the mirrors inside a kaleidoscope, great for creating designs!
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel Class [offsite link]
UTEE techniques that you can incorporate in to your jewelry designs!
WigJig Template for Square Jigs [offsite link]
Use this blank template page to map out your designs for a square jig.
WigJig Template Form for Round Jigs [offsite link]
Use this blank form to map out your jig designs!
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