Category Archives for Jewelry Making

How To Open And Close Jump Rings

Knowing how to open and close jump rings correctly is essential to jewelry making. From adding clasps to opening earring findings, working with these little rings of metal is much easier with the proper technique. Most jump rings arrive neither open nor closed. They exhibit the basic position in which they were sawn once removed [...]
March 18th, 2011 | Categorized : How To Jewelry Making

How To Make A Silver Flower Basket

This pretty little Silver Flower Basket Necklace Pendant features removable bronze flowers and leaves. Here, I will detail the process whereby it was made, and you can make your very own! Our silver flower basket is going to have the same basic shape as the one pictured. You can adjust the height and curve to [...]
February 9th, 2011 | Categorized : How To Jewelry Making Metal Clay

How To Clean Silver Jewelry

What method is best for removing films and tarnish from silver jewelry? There are many methods for cleaning silver jewelry; however, there is no one answer that is right for everything. Consider the variety of items included under the heading “silver jewelry”. Silver jewelry can be made from an alloy, plated, or pure. Jewelry items [...]
December 1st, 2010 | Categorized : How To Jewelry Making Tools

How To Make Fused Glass Cabochons

Simple fused glass cabochons for jewelry making are surprisingly easy to build. By layering small pieces of glass in different orders and different color combinations, you can achieve a variety of different looks. Beautiful iridescent and dichroic glass colors add interest to simple shapes, and PMC Silver can be used to augment your designs. Materials [...]
November 2nd, 2010 | Categorized : Fusing Glass How To Jewelry Making

Making A Fused Glass Circle Pendant: Second Method

Although not as simple as the glass squares method, the following is a good method for making a fused glass circle pendant with a more perfectly round edge, or one of an absolutely uniform color. Materials Needed compatible fusible glass- color and clear circle cutter pistol-grip cutter breaking pliers running pliers Elmer’s School Glue Cutting [...]
October 31st, 2010 | Categorized : Fusing Glass How To Jewelry Making

How To Make A Fused Glass Circle Pendant

Open circles of beautiful fused glass are very versatile for jewelry making. Fused glass donuts, or circle pendants, can be made a couple of ways. In this article, you will learn how to make a fused glass circle pendant using individual pieces of glass stacked together in a certain arrangement. This method allows for greater [...]
October 30th, 2010 | Categorized : Fusing Glass How To Jewelry Making