As a jewelry maker, do you ever find yourself just obsessed with a particular style, technique, or design motif? For me, over the past few years, one of those obsessions has been granulation. I love dots in general; polka dots on clothes and housewares are such happy, stylish designs, both classic and youthful in nature. […]

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Mastering a precise technique is but a first step on the journey to express yourself creatively. From there, your knowledge, experience, and imagination simmer together to erupt into personalized art, unique to you and your worldview. Through jewelry making online workshops with exceptional jewelry artists, Interweave strives to provide you with the knowledge to constantly […]

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An alien pendant jewelry design celebrates extraterrestrials By Roger Halas It’s a symbol recognized throughout the world: the egg-shaped head, the almond eyes, the tiny mouth, the gray skin. We all know it, and the mere sight of it brings up the notion of intelligent life existing somewhere else in the Universe. Ever since an […]

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Create a silver frame stone setting for an agate pendant By Erica Stice This easy-to-make piece features a slice of agate surrounded by an oxidized pattern wire frame stone setting that is hanging from a Korean-style finished necklace. Experiment with stone settings by creating a frame and making prongs to hold slices and other similar, […]

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Advanced metalsmithing: create a necklace with three small geodes that move freely inside a silver frame By Erica Stice Three geodes (baby and tabasco) hang from a large sterling silver pattern and round wire frame. The piece features eight 4mm black agates set in tube bezels, and the entire frame drops from a wide sterling […]

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Explore jewelry design development by making two different brass pendants from the same start By Bill Fretz Designing a line of jewelry is about finding a theme. In this exercise, we’ll explore using a jewelry design concept in different ways to form two pendants. Each design starts with a basic freeform leaf. One interprets this […]

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Pickle. Sulfur. Acetone. Mineral Spirits. Flux. Adhesives. There are so many chemicals (and minerals) in our jewelry studio and so many things to remember when using, storing, and disposing these materials. We can’t live without them, so we need to be sensible and careful as well as consider safe alternatives. When creating jewelry in your […]

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