How to Make Silver Jewelry: 3 FREE Silversmithing Projects and Techniques
Guess what? We’ve just updated and re-released one of our most popular free eBooks, Silversmithing Techniques: 3 Free Silver Jewelry Making Projects plus Bonus Silver Findings Projects. It provides step-by-step instructions with close-up photos to teach you how to make silver jewelry with three free silversmithing projects, plus a detailed list of the silversmith’s supplies and silver jewelry-making tools you’ll need to complete each one. We’ve also added two new silver findings projects, how to make an S-hook clasp and a hook-and-eye clasp, so your necklace and jewelry projects will be totally handmade, findings and all!
Wouldn’t you like to be able to create your own silver jewelry from scratch, not having to rely on pre-made silver jewelry-making components and findings? Our silversmithing eBook is a valuable reference and source of inspiration that will help you make a piece of custom silver jewelry—a pendant, a ring, or a brooch, plus two kinds of clasps—that is truly and completely handmade by you! It’s easier than you might think, and silversmithing is so rewarding. I’ll never forget the creative joy I felt when I was making my first handmade silver jewelry piece—and how accomplished and rewarded I felt when it was done.
Improve your skills as a jewelry making silversmith while you create an outstanding silver pendant, ring, pin, and a bonus sterling silver findings project, an S-hook clasp. In this updated free eBook, you’ll learn how to make silver jewelry projects packed with valuable information to help guide you further as you silversmith jewelry. Whether you make silver jewelry for yourself or friends, or create custom silver findings to sell, you’ll find a valuable reference and source of inspiration. With silver sheet, silver jewelry findings, silversmithing tools, and basic silver jewelry supplies, you’ll be sure to hone your silversmith jewelry skills as you re-create outstanding handmade jewelry pieces. You can also use the techniques you learn from the projects in this terrific free eBook as a springboard to develop a unique design of your own.
Bonus Project: In addition to the original three free silversmithing projects, we’ve added two findings tutorials for making handmade S-clasps and hook-and-eye clasps using sterling silver wire and basic silversmithing tools and supplies. Give your silver jewelry designs an extra touch of true craftsmanship by creating your own handmade sterling silver findings from scratch.
Learn how to make silver jewelry with these FREE projects:
How to Silversmith Jewelry
Kentucky Agate Pendant by John Leeds
Create an outstanding silver pendant in this free project. You can create this pendant from rough stone to finished jewelry, or you can start with a finished cabochon and do the metalwork yourself. John used very few silversmithing tools for this project: two hammers, a few pairs of pliers, a rubber wheel, and sandpaper. He also used a laser welder to tack everything in place, but everything can be soldered if working without a welder.
Bamboo Silver Ring by Elizabeth Ann Tokoly
Next, try a silversmith jewelry project that is elegant and uses simple silversmithing techniques. This classic, elegant silver ring uses simple techniques—forming, soldering, filing—but demands a degree of proficiency and attention that can challenge the beginner or advanced beginner. After the ring is formed and soldered, the bamboo texture is slowly revealed through scoring and filing. The design echoes the vintage styles of several well-known jewelry houses. With one ring made, you can create more in other metals, make several to hone your skills, or have the original cast in multiples: this design works well for stack rings. Once mastered, the bamboo effect may also be used for bracelets, earrings, or other silver jewelry designs.
Learn How to Make a Brooch Using Silversmith Techniques with a Pottery Shard
Pottery Shard Brooch by Julie Jerman-Melka
Julie enjoys the challenge of working with mixed media and found objects and incorporating them into a wearable piece of silver jewelry. If you’re like her, you probably have fond memories of enjoying a special dinner with family or friends, using the “good” china, or maybe enjoying a cup of afternoon tea from vintage teacups. Inevitably, a piece of china or one of the prized teacups accidentally breaks, and it’s painful to just throw the shards into the trash.
In this simple project, Julie shows you how to recycle the broken shards and make a simple brooch, perhaps reminding you of one of those special times with friends and family. Instead of using a commercial finding for this piece, she decided to make her own pin mechanism. It’s easy to execute and gives the piece a simple, handcrafted elegance with an extra personal touch.
Make Jewelry with Silver Findings
Clasp-tastic! by Martha Aleo
Don’t ruin a work of jewelry art by putting a run-of-the-mill, store-bought clasp on your handmade bracelets and necklaces, make your own! With Martha’s sterling silver findings tutorials, you’ll learn to make an S-clasp as well as a hook-and-eye clasp to finish off your sterling silver jewelry with true craftsmanship. Plus, you’ll never be left without a clasp to finish a piece if you have some basic silversmithing tools and supplies because you can make your own! Make them just as shown or modify the design and size to suit your own handmade sterling silver jewelry masterpieces.
Silversmith jewelry experts have put together the perfect eBook for all those silversmithing jewelry fanatics out there or for new metalworkers who want to learn how to make silver jewelry. You’ll learn to create handmade silver jewelry with projects for a hammered sterling silver frame that will set off any cabochon with distinction, a sterling silver ring using basic silversmithing techniques, a setting for an unusual finding in sterling silver, and a bonus project for making sterling silver jewelry findings using basic silversmithing tools and supplies.
Ready to learn how to make silver jewelry of your own? Download the new, updated Silversmithing Techniques: 3 Free Silver Jewelry-Making Projects plus Bonus Silver Findings eBook and get started today!