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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A message to you from each of us here at Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist and JewelryMakingDaily Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays. May you find peace, prosperity, satisfaction, and the warmth of family and friends in everything you undertake throughout the coming year. Wow, 2016 has been a time of great changes for […]

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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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Whenever I teach hand-finishing jewelry workshops, I mix up a small solution of liver of sulfur. Inevitably, someone always asks, “What’s that stinky stuff?” Liver of sulfur may be a little less than pleasant to your nose, but I can’t help but love it. To me, it’s the stuff that gives my silver jewelry designs […]

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Likely due to the rising cost of silver, there's been a lot of buzz of the forums recently about soldering copper as well as soldering copper to silver or brass—something that I was curious about, as well. Here are some great tips and suggestions about soldering copper and brass that I learned from those posts, […]

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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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