Evoke the elegance of another time with the vintage-style jewelry-making projects in our free tutorial. From a dangling bead necklace to a bold, glamorous dinner ring—with some pretty vintage-looking flowers in between—this eBook has a vintage-inspired jewelry tutorial for makers of every level, from beginners to silversmiths. Start with a purchased stylish chain and give […]

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3 Free Fall-Inspired Jewelry Projects

Happy fall, y’all! Is anything more symbolic of autumn than that? Don’t you love it when Mother Nature flips the switch and suddenly, happily, it’s fall? The air gets crisp and the sky gets bluer, perfectly showing off the leaves as they start to turn. Is anything more symbolic of autumn than that? Capture those […]

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We refer to them as our furbabies; we buy them clothes and accessories; we share their photos with friends. We humans love our pets! Whether you’re a cat person, a dog person, a bird or fish or hamster person, pets bring a special kind of companionship and magic into our lives. So why shouldn’t we […]

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Last year I got the bright idea that I’d make a sterling silver wire snowflake. I wanted to challenge myself with multiple solder joins in close proximity, in one piece, without melting any of the 20-gauge sterling silver wire. It turned out to not be as much of a challenge as I thought; every single […]

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3 Free Epoxy Clay Jewelry Projects

Epoxy clay is known for its adhesive superpowers that allow you to set stones in it or adhere stones to metal (or even metal to metal) with no heat, no messy glues—just mix, press, and cure. Learn all about epoxy clay jewelry in our free eBook, 3 FREE Crystal Clay Jewelry Projects: Mold Epoxy Clay […]

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FREE Guide to 125+ Jewelry-Making Tools

It’s easy to find sage advice about the jewelry-making tools in the world. “Buy the best tools you can afford” is a popular directive, and rightly so–it is better to spend $20 on a tool once than to spend $5 on that same tool every time you have to replace it, which could be pretty […]

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Gemstones have been prized by humans for hundreds of years. Besides their natural beauty, natural gemstones are prized for their “mystic” powers. Each has a unique meaning and will help bring anything from wealth to health, and good luck to empowerment to the wearer. Even if you treasure gemstones more for their beauty than meaning, […]

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8 FREE Mixed-Media Jewelry Projects

Call it collage, “altered art,” or even scrapbooking–it has always been my thing. I love the freedom afforded in mixed-media design. There are no rules, no limits to what you can incorporate–paper (my favorite), leather, glass, metal, ceramic/clay, resin, paint, fabric and ribbon and other fibers, old silverware and keys, found objects like pebbles and […]

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When I first discovered resin jewelry-making, I think it appealed to me because it was so much like making snow globes (which I love) in jewelry. I can put anything inside that I want to treasure and preserve, and then wear it like a pretty little reminder. If only there was a way to put […]

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Free Guide to Jewelry Design

Anyone can combine raw materials and techniques to create jewelry. However, the ability to take an idea and create a rendering of your piece takes you from jewelry maker to designer. There comes a time when jewelry makers strive to improve their ability to translate designs to a sketchbook. This is the foundation for jewelry […]

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