Metalsmithing

We have gathered together loads of metalsmithing techniques, tips, tutorials, tricks, and hacks from the top jewelry-making artists, and have provided them for you here. Learn how to make Lexi Erickson’s Gingko Leaf Pendant. Find several posts on metalsmithining essentials from Tom and Kay Benham. Get tips for removing fire scale from Kate Richbourg.

Be sure to check out the many other techniques and tutorials here, and then stop by the Interweave store to purchase a book, PDF download, video, and much much more!

Metalsmith, educator, and writer Andy Cooperman works from his Seattle studio where he builds jewelry and objects for exhibitions and private clients. His work and writing has appeared in blogs, magazines and books, and is held in private and public collections, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, Central College in Pella Iowa, and the […]

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Use new jewelry tools developed to make arm jewelry for the fidgety–spinner bangles! By Jeff Fulkerson Thinking is a dangerous pastime for me, but a while back there I was, thinking about spinner rings, and then wondering why there was no easy way to make spinner bangles. The conventional way to make an anticlastic bangle […]

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In the faded photo below, men will notice the rare Harley-Davidson motorcycle; women will notice the tall man with dark eyes. But the reason I’m posting this image on a jewelry blog is because it shows Miland Suess, one of the most creative makers of jewelry tools for metalsmiths, including high-quality forming pliers. ABOVE: Sterling silver […]

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“I love seeing students have that ‘Ah-ha!’ moment when they get it,” says jewelry artist and teacher Jeff Fulkerson. “I also love to help people get over their fears and insecurities, because art, in whatever form, should be done for your own pleasure.” He practices what he preaches, too. He’ll tell you that he makes […]

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Wonder what chasing hammers are? In the July/August issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, a who’s who of experts talk about this mystery hammer used to drive metal-moving jewelry tools with precision. The lineup includes Bill Fretz, Liza Nechamkin Glasser, metal carver Tom Herman, gun engraver Scott Pilkington, restorer Jeff Herman, and teacher Valentin Yotkov. […]

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Bead Fest 2018 isn’t just for beaders! If you want to learn to water cast metal, weave chain maille, torch enamel, use a host of jewelry-making tools, or delve into many other skills and techniques, you can do that at Bead Fest 2018!  Read on for details about all the 100+ bead and jewelry workshops on […]

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You know how some people just have a knack for getting a lot of mileage out of anything? Jewelry artist Noël Yovovich is one of them. Naturally, when she told me she had another jewelry design idea for Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, it was music to my ears. ABOVE: Noël Yovovich’s Take the Long View […]

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