Metalwork Jewelry

Gallery of handmade metalwork jewelry designs.

Aluminum Leather Bracelet

by Patrick P. (State Collge, PA) Forged aluminum clasp, found flange with aluminum tube rivet. Aluminum riveted forged curled-clasp with a hand forged, aluminum riveted clasp bar. Aluminum is a soft (which I knew) metal, so two of the rivets spread-out a few millimeters. This is the first time I made a clasp that was […]

Rugged Scrap Metal Necklace

by Shirley Gerchman. (San Jose, Ca) Hi Rena…here is my version of your rugged scrap metal necklace tutorial. Every so often one of your tutorials really catches my eye and I have to try it. To put my own twist on it I used textured copper and rounded it off. Thanks so much. Keeping this […]

Getting to Know Enamels

by Dianne. (Windsor, Vermont) Whoa, is this ever fun! I decided I wanted to try some color along with the metal and this is a blast! I figured as long as Valentine’s Day is fast approaching I would start with some hearts and do simple enamel. Now I have the bug and have ordered cloisonne […]

Azurite and Sterling Silver Necklace

by Kristene Gonzales. (Draper, Utah, United States) This is my first piece that I’ve ever done in metal smithing. I took a class and really enjoyed it. I also made earrings that match. I just love the stone in this. The bits at the bottom of the chains are feathers I made. Kristene Gonzales AdornedByKristene

Vibrant Poppy Jasper Pendant

by Sonal Karnik. (Evergreen, CO) Some stones just fill your senses with joy. Poppy jasper is a beautiful stone with vibrant red, orange and soothing beige. I have kept the setting simple to let the stone shine. Set in sterling silver, this stone is said to awaken life force, enhance courage and passion. Sonal Karnik […]

First Steps of Jewelry Making

by Steve Hand. (Wales) I am a beginner in the craft of making jewelry, as of September 2016, and already I am smitten. The pieces I have on show are mixed metal, copper, brass and 925. The techniques used are hammered, stamped, reticulated silver and patina. I welcome any feedback, hints, tips, constructive criticism. Many […]

Making a Fine Silver and Enamel Pendant

by Glenda. (England) My first try at working with fine silver and sterling silver finished with enamel. My husband and I went for three day course with a lovely tutor. l learnt to solder and fire the piece. It was my husband’s gift to me for our Ruby wedding. The back is fine silver and […]

New Metalsmithing Skills!

by Karen Watson. (Springfield, Missouri) I’ve been taking some classes in Metalsmithing. This necklace was made for one of those. It is made of sterling silver, and features a tube set CZ. I’m really enjoying the classes, and wanted to share. Karen Watson K Craft Jewelry

Wearing the Kukulkan Neckpiece

by Sandra VanderMey. (Los Angeles, CA) A few people requested seeing me wear my Kukulkan neckpiece that was recently published on the Jewelry Making Journal website so here I am wearing it! lt’s brass, lucite, laser disc, anodized titanium and computer chips. Read the story that goes with this piece because it’s very interesting. Sandra […]

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