Deluxe Handcrafted Jewelry Findings Collection
Take your findings from a store-bought afterthought to a memorable moment with this collection. Learn the techniques you need to create truly unique designs and get started with the included designer mandrel set.
Price as configured: $33.99
Take your findings from a store-bought afterthought to a design element with this collection.
Give your findings a closer look as you learn how bead frames can act as connectors, toggle clasps as pendants, and filigree as tube beads. Take advantage of advice from the experts and check out how to create custom clasps, cord ends, ear wires, bails, and more. And of course, don't forget about the 7-piece mandrel set included so you can form metal into bails and other findings. With a value of $116.86, get this collection for only $33.99!
Design Mandrel Set
Use this tapered mandrel set for forming metal for bails and other findings. The assortment consists of seven 4-inch long mandrels in seven shapes that offer limitless design possibilities. Use them for fabricating bezels, wax patterns, or for your own unique creations in wire. The mandrels include the following profiles:
Together with ten of the jewelry community's most popular designers, Michelle Mach takes a nontraditional look at everyday jewelry findings and discovers creative, innovative ways to use them. You'll learn how bead frames become connectors; toggle clasps become pendants; filigree can be rolled to create tube beads or bails; and so much more. Glean great tips for modifying commercial findings with patinas, beads, hammering, and painting too. Designs include necklaces, bracelet, and earrings, some of which can be taken apart and reassembled to become different pieces of jewelry.
Handcrafted Metal Findings
Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson show you how to create your own custom findings from sheet metal and wire. See how to work with pre-cut metal blanks, thin-gauge metal sheet, and wire. No special tools are required to make these great findings, so all the metalwork can be done with studio basics. You'll learn how to hole-punch, dap, hammer, texture with stamps, and patina your handcrafted metal components. Simple construction techniques, like soldering with a micro torch and cold connections, are covered as well. Finished gallery pieces that incorporate some of the findings provide additional inspiration in this idea- and information-packed book.
10 Ingenious Wire Findings: Clasps, Cord Ends, Ear Wires
Pattern Compilation Download
Cast off commercial findings in favor of handcrafted clasps, cord ends, and ear wires with the inspiring projects featured in 10 Ingenious Wire Findings. The editors of Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine have gathered together their top ten wire findings that are sure to add that little something extra to your jewelry designs. Whether you are looking for an innovative take on a standard clasp or an intricate alternative to a commercial bead cap, you are sure to find the perfect wire findings for your designs!
Metalsmith Essentials Artisan Bails: Handmade Findings to Enhance Handmade Pendants
Join Lexi Erickson for this jewelry-making DVD that demonstrates how to thoughtfully craft bails for your pendants. Learn the fundamental considerations for creating functional and beautiful pendant bails for every type of necklace design including chain, cord, bead, and fiber. Explore Lexi's studio secrets for success as you discover how to create dynamic bails from flat metal sheet using very simple tools. You'll learn soldering tips, how to construct a bail that is appropriate to both the design and function of your work, and secret tips from this studio pro.
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