Create a cuff bracelet with jump rings, wire, tube sets and stones By Eva Sherman Jump rings make this cuff bracelet. By emphasizing positive and negative space as a design element, they give the cuff an airy beauty. They also minimize the amount of metal needed, making the bracelet comfortably lightweight and economical to produce. […]

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An alien pendant jewelry design celebrates extraterrestrials By Roger Halas It’s a symbol recognized throughout the world: the egg-shaped head, the almond eyes, the tiny mouth, the gray skin. We all know it, and the mere sight of it brings up the notion of intelligent life existing somewhere else in the Universe. Ever since an […]

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Advanced metalsmithing: create a necklace with three small geodes that move freely inside a silver frame By Erica Stice Three geodes (baby and tabasco) hang from a large sterling silver pattern and round wire frame. The piece features eight 4mm black agates set in tube bezels, and the entire frame drops from a wide sterling […]

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Explore jewelry design development by making two different brass pendants from the same start By Bill Fretz Designing a line of jewelry is about finding a theme. In this exercise, we’ll explore using a jewelry design concept in different ways to form two pendants. Each design starts with a basic freeform leaf. One interprets this […]

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Seafoam turquoise flecked with pearls in invisible settings show soldering in reverse By Betsy Lehndorff “We were shocked,” says Dave Otteson about the find he made with his family three years ago. They’d hit a mother lode of turquoise at his Candelaria Hills Big Nugget mine outside Mina, Nevada. An excavated cut in a wall […]

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Add a touch of elegance to a chain maille cuff with Czech glass QuadraTile beads By Michelle Brennan I’ve always appreciated how intricate and amazing beading patterns are, the mix of different colors and materials that fit together like puzzle pieces. With new multi-hole Czech glass beads, I can now take that same idea of […]

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Step up your ring design game with a ladder shank Silver Rungs of Success By Jeff Fulkerson I confess I’m one of those—the type who looks at a piece of jewelry and immediately turns it over to see what’s happening on the back. When I see a beautiful ring someone has made and then find […]

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