Taps and dies allow you to cut threaded holes and screws. Maria Whetman at Fluxplay Jewellery shares her insight about using taps and dies to make your work connect! Read Maria’s post Taps and Dies…the Lowdown to learn more.…
Etsy Metal Blog is having a design challenge to rouse your imagination. Drawing inspiration from the challenges and designers’ creations on Lifetime TV’s Project Accessory, the challenge invites you to get creative and make your own statement jewelry to fit …
If you aren’t familiar with Charles, …
Pearl shares her tutorial for making gorgeous aluminum earrings. I love Pearl’s simple and clean design for these earrings! Head over to the Beading Gem’s Journal and learn how you can make your own soda can earrings.…
Jewelry Making Daily issued a press release about their newest educational resource for jewelry metalsmithing techniques. The free video tutorial with expert metalsmith Helen Driggs will show you a few basic metalworking techniques and metal jewelry fabrication supplies. Helen shares practical tips for working metal …
The Vintage Pearl is donating $5 from each “Hearts for Africa” necklace sale to African mission work. Take a minute to look around the shop and see all the other personalized, hand-stamped pieces they offer. These are one of kind gifts.
Erin says, …
The Cafemom Street Team (CST) has a nifty, free tutorial you can bang out — hand-stamped silver pendants. This tute from Kiwi of Kiwi and Kiki’s Etsy store tells you the tools and materials needed for pendants like the one pictured here. A pendant like this could …
Janice Fowler at The Jewelry Artists Network is sharing her tutorial for making this dual ball ring. She says it isn’t a traditional tutorial but more an outline of the technique. As you can see from the photo above, her results are …
If you will be in the DC area September 24-26, consider ArtBliss jewelry and mixed media workshops. ArtBliss gives you the opportunity to study with four nationally recognized artists who will be teaching classes in wireworking, metalworking, lampworking, and mixed …
The folks over at Ornamentea are always coming up with great tutorials and this one look like fun. Here is their filigree butterfly ring
It uses micro screws and bolts to layer elements on this ring and give it more …
Helen Driggs of Lapidary Journal recently wrote up a review of cold connections for Jewelry Making Daily, which you might find useful if you are looking for ways to spice up you not soldered jewelry.…
If you are thinking about buying a micro torch, you might want to check out this recent chat with Kristal Wick and Denise Peck of Jewelry Making Daily and Beadmaking Daily.
It should answer a lot of your questions about …
I don’t have much experience with disc cutters myself, but this in an interesting tutorial from Rio Grande on how to make a seamless ring using a disc cutter. It looks pretty easy and much faster than trying …
If you are interested in taking your jewelry projects to the next level but don’t have the space or the inclination to use a traditional jewelry torch, the micro torch might be a good tool to try out.
If so, …
Or you could try spoons, forks, metal cut outs from old plate (keeping a tad of the old detailing …