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 […]
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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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
by Diana Stiles. (Amherst, MA) I hand cut thin copper tubing into small spacers and forged heavy copper pipe, applying a natural fume patina of turquoise and brown speckle. Likewise, I used my home made patina on copper washers; using two washers and a toggle clasp allows the necklace to be worn in two lengths. […]