The Top 13 of 2013: Our Most Popular Jewelry-Making Blogs and Favorite Projects


More, More, More: Our 11 Best Wire Jewelry Making Tips–our #1 blog of 2013!

Have we had fun in 2013 or what? We took wirework and wire coiling to great new heights, learned dozens of ways to add color (and texture) to metal, mastered jewelry photography, and tackled some advanced techniques like mokume gane and stone cutting.

We've had visits from great jewelry artists like Susan Lenart Kazmer and Gail Crosman Moore, continued to learn from our favorite Lexi Erickson, and slowly but surely marked jewelry-making goals off our list!

There's a lot of fun stuff already on tap for 2014, but meanwhile, here's a look back at Jewelry Making Daily's top 13 posts during 2013.


From Wire to Wow: 6 Design Elements You Can Make with Simple Wire

Learn 6 Ways to Add Color to Metal with Gail Crosman Moore


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Moving, Stretching, and Fold-Forming Metal, Plus How to Fabricate a Metal Leaf



Make Heat Patina Designs on Copper Using Gel Flux and Rubber Stamps


Recycled Jewelry: Using Chandelier Crystals and More in Jewelry Making

Best Practices: 6 Tips and Ideas for Making More Interesting Necklaces and Bracelets


Truly One-of-a-Kind: 15 Ways to Add Color and Texture to Metal with Susan Lenart Kazmer

Rings vs Bracelets: Make Easy Jewelry with Patterned Wire Strips


Alternative Metals for Jewelry Making: 6 Reasons I've Become a Fan of Brass

Chain Maille How-To: Make Charlene Anderson's Embellished Barrel Weave Necklace and Earrings


 If You Can't Join 'Em, Admire 'Em: A Dozen Inspiring Chain Maille Jewelry Designs

A Stamper's Dozen: 13 Ideas for Making Personalized Stamped Metal or Wood Jewelry and Gifts

Whether it was wire or metal, chain maille or enameling, texturing metal or sawing out shapes–we covered it in 2013! But if you missed learning any of the techniques you wanted to learn in 2013, there's still time! Take advantage of our Digital Days sale and save 35-60% off all things digital in the Jewelry Making Daily Shop!

Did you have a favorite blog or project in 2013? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below.

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