Techniques and Tips
Techniques are actual jewelry-making methods whereas tips are handy habits to improve your overall craft.
Etched Copper Pendant
Be your own designer and make an etched copper pendant in 6 easy steps. This unique piece is easier to make than you think. Both beginners and seasoned jewelry makers will enjoy this project. These versatile pieces can be sold or given as gifts to family and friends. Art that will be admired!
Fold Form Copper Earring Project
Learn fold forming, as you create this beautiful pair of copper leaf earrings. This technique will result in a unique and beautiful piece of art. You will be intrigued, experiencing your metal changing into a three-dimensional shape, as you work with the copper.
Jewelry Making Glossary
Become a skillful jewelry artist by becoming familiar with some basic terms. Do you know what hardening and annealing, or forging and chasing mean in jewelry making? Having a glossary on hand to define these terms will be very helpful. Feel free to print this reference for your personal use.
Polishing Sterling Silver with a Rock Tumbler
Read about how I use a professional-model rock tumbler to polish handmade sterling silver jewelry and components.
Techniques - Beading, Peyote Stitch
How to do the peyote bead-weaving stitch.
Techniques - Chain Mail Jewelry Basics
The basics of making this easy, yet intricate, jewelry, can be stated in two words jump rings!
Techniques - Chain Mail Jewelry, Byzantine Chain
How to create a Byzantine chain out of unsoldered jump rings
Tips - Chain Mail Jewelry, Byzantine Chain Appearance and Care
Tips to make your Byzantine chain made from unsoldered jump rings look professional.
Tips - Cord and Beading Thread Organization
Tips for keeping cord and beading thread organized, untangled, and ready for use.
Tips - Oxidizing Sterling Silver for an Antique Look
Learn how to add an oxidized finish to a sterling silver connector and bead-link necklace.
Tips - Polymer Clay Safety Precautions
Polymer clay is affordable and easy to use - and it hardens right in your kitchen oven. Unfortunately, it also contains chemicals known to be hazardous. Learn whether polymer clay might pose a risk to your health or our environment.
Tips - Take Care of Your Hands [offsite link]
Jewelers, gem cutters, and bead makers use countless tools in their work. Many are specific to the individual trades, but there is one tool common to all: hands. Your hands may well be the most valuable tools youŽll ever own.
Tips - Wire Work
Things to know about wire work.
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