How to Make Metal Jewelry Free Guide

The quest to learn how to make metal jewelry can be a daunting prospect, but don’t worry! A wealth of resources exists to help you learn how to turn metal sheet and wire into showstopping bracelets, necklaces, earrings and beyond. Two of the most fundamental metalsmithing skills are sawing and filing. Mastering these skills opens […]

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How to Make Earrings: 4 Free Projects

You can never have too many earrings, but it sure is fun to try! Earrings are an ideal type of jewelry to make because they don’t require sizing. Since they also don’t require a lot of supplies in general, learning how to make earrings is a great way to feature leftover or small quantities of […]

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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 Etched Jewelry Guide

Etching might be the most versatile way to add texture, pattern, interest, and one-of-a-kind-ness to your metal jewelry designs. With etched jewelry, you’re not limited by the patterns or textures you can achieve through hammering, with rolling plates, or pre-patterned metals you buy from jewelry suppliers. Rubber stamps add a lot of options to etching […]

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What is steampunk? Steampunk is a style that can be characterized as romantic yet edgy; industrial but artistic. Steampunk is the combination of your favorite science fiction book and your favorite romance novel with equal parts metal and lace. Steampunk jewelry has captured the imagination of jewelry makers for the last few years now, and […]

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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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4 FREE Metal Clay Jewelry Projects

Making jewelry with metal clay combines the accessibility of clay with the look, feel, and value of precious metals and non-precious metals alike. In this tutorial, you’ll find four metal clay, jewelry-making projects that demonstrate how to combine different metal clays, work with metal clay and wire wrapping, make earrings, pins, and rings, and use […]

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In our free eBook, Jewelry Soldering Basics, you’ll learn all about what solder is and how it works to adhere one piece of metal to another. You’ll learn the different kinds of solder used in soldering jewelry, such as hard, easy, and medium solder, etc., but you’ll also learn the forms that jewelry solder is […]

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