3 Free Copper Jewelry-Making Projects

Click on the Download Now button or link below and get our collection of free copper jewelry-making projects! There was a time when few of us used copper for jewelry. Copper was for plumbing. But when silver prices went through the roof, we all gave copper a try, and lo’ and behold, it’s fabulous! Both […]

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Free Projects on Alternative Metals

Click on the Download Now button or link below and get your free guide to making alternative metal jewelry! I can’t imagine any jewelry maker is happy about the price of silver (and don’t get me started on gold being nearly the price of platinum!), but at least one good thing has come of it: […]

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I collected a bowl (okay, several bowls) of natural found objects for a long time. I saved interesting leaves, twigs, acorn caps, shells and other organic bits that I wanted to plate in metal. But then I learned about electroplating, also called electroforming! Naturally, when our new electroforming jewelry video was released, I was thrilled […]

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It’s like Oreos and milk or, for me, green chile and tortillas. Some things just go together. And so it is with silver and copper. Copper and its alloys really warm up the whiteness of pure silver, and I love combining the two in my jewelry. As I’ve said before, copper, I do believe, is […]

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For weeks now, my friend and co-worker Denise Peck (editor of Step-by-Step Wire Jewelry, author of great jewelry-making books, and host of fun and instructional jewelry-making DVDs) has been teasing me with photos of her electroformed pieces of organic material, such as seed pods and tiny flowers that she turns into amazing unique jewelry. Electroforming […]

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