Metal stamping is a fun way to customize jewelry designs quickly and permanently. It works well on several kinds of metal, and you can highlight your stamped designs with many coloration methods and patinating agents. Truly, the sky’s the limit! In this collection, we offer three projects to encourage you to grab a hammer, a […]

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Gemstone faceting and stone-cutting techniques have always fascinated me. What optimism and foresight lapidaries must have, to study an unexceptional-looking rock and know that sparkling beauty is hidden inside—and then to find the best way to reveal its maximum potential, turning that rough gem into a treasure. Every piece of gem rough is different, with […]

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I love being able to share my passion for jewelry making with other makers, especially ones who are learning new-to-them jewelry-making techniques such as wirework, metal clay, chain maille, and even metalsmithing, including fun techniques like texturing, doming, and soldering metal, bezel making, and other metal fabrication techniques. Whatever the technique is, it’s usually easier […]

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Learn a variety of jewelry making techniques like bead stringing, bead stitching, and peyote stitch when you make each of these six fabulous free jewelry making projects from Interweave, 6 Free Jewelry making Projects, Patterns and Techniques! Whether you love to string beads or create intricate bead-weaving designs, crafting is always time well spent. It […]

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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? Search for Steampunk on Etsy and you’ll find over 215,000 results … and 35 million on Google. About two years ago, it was only 70,000 on Etsy and 6.5 million on Google. Wow. Needless to say, Steampunk is not going away anytime soon. But what is Steampunk, anyway? Steampunk gets its name […]

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Now you can make your own real metal jewelry using silver, copper, bronze, or steel (even gold) without sawing metal sheet or soldering pieces together. 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 fabulous tutorial, you will find […]

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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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I’ve been thinking about and using cold connections more and more lately and now, voila! We’ve just released of our newest free eBook, 5 Free Cold Connection Jewelry Projects: How to Rivet Jewelry and More. What’s been on my mind about cold connections is that they’re not just for folks who don’t solder, they’re not […]

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I’ve been a fan of rock-hunting since I was a little girl, when I could find quartz, mica, and pyrite just about anywhere. Now there are some interesting mineral specimens and pieces of lapidary rough in my rock and gem collection, and learning to be a lapidary (rock cutting or gem cutting) is on my things-to-learn-to-do […]

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