by Zoraida. (Patchogue, New York USA) I've been on a sheet metal madness kick lately. I recently won a great giveaway on a jewelry network site and received some awesome things - copper sheet metal, tools, a book, oh my! These are just some of the things I created using 24 gauge copper sheet, shears, pliers and my hands. I love metal even though my hands … [Read more...] about Flowers & Leaves from Her Hands & Metal Sheets
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by Pat Greer. If you're looking for a way to oxidize sterling silver naturally, a hard-boiled egg will do the trick beautifully. Here's how: Boil an egg and peel it. While it's still hot, break the egg into pieces and put it into a tightly sealed container, along with the piece of sterling silver jewelry you want to oxidize. The container can be glass, plastic or even a … [Read more...] about Oxidize Sterling Silver Naturally
by Zoraida. (Patchogue, New York USA) I love big, bold, rustic cuffs and made quite a few in the past. Some were textured with a hammer and some were colored with blue/green patina and other colors. These were made with metal sheet I embossed on my new toy - my Sizzix Big Kick. I'm having fun with it. I always, I prefer putting clasps on my bracelets so I … [Read more...] about Crazy About Cuffs
by Lex. (San Diego, California USA) Hello all:) I am new to this jewelry blog community and I must say I am learning a lot about marketing!!!. I have been metalsmithing for quite some time now and I love to experiment with texture:) Here, I experimented with torch heat, a form of reticulation, and was able to create a bubbly appearance. Lex Pityfab at … [Read more...] about Fire Experimentation
by Joan Williams. (Springfield, Missouri USA) This bracelet was made with a brass bracelet blank that I etched and then colored with enamel paint. The process of etching metal is fairly easy, but unpredictable (and a little messy) - which makes it so much fun! Joan Williams lilruby jewelry lilruby jewelry at Etsy shop … [Read more...] about Love Life Bracelet
by Lynn. (Quebec, Qc, Canada) I made this abstract blue glass bracelet with a wealth of unique silver elements, some of which were made by me. Some are hammered, textured, patterned in various shapes and all unique. I have added a square blue foil glass bead near the center as well as two beautiful half silver half blue glass rectangular beads. There is also a charm … [Read more...] about Abstract Blue Glass Bracelet
by Joan Williams. (Springfield, MO) Every jewelry designer I know has a list of techniques they'd love to try - learning to etch metal has been at the top of mine for some time now. Recently I finally ordered some ferric chloride, pulled on some rubber gloves - and had a blast! Joan Williams lilruby at Etsy … [Read more...] about The “Must Learn” List: Etch Metal
by Lynda Carson. (Fresh Baked Designs - Spring Valley, CA) I’ve wanted to try this style of hoop for a while now. Today was the day. So I started with thick copper wire from the garage stash, maybe 12 gauge…flush cutting two 2 1/2 pieces. Annealed the wire with the micro-torch, so it was more malleable and bent them into U shapes. Then, the hammering for … [Read more...] about Hammered Hoops
by Claraluz. (Dorado, Puerto Rico) In our daily life we receive vibration, light and of course the sound from the Creative Universe. This pendant was designed for a young singer of 12 years old. It represents the musical note of F. According to experts in Vedic Astrology this musical note belongs to Saturn Planet. The cosmic ray associated with Saturn is the violet … [Read more...] about Astrological Jewelry Design
by Les Bijoux Crea-Lune. (Boho Chic Gypsy Jewelry) I made this pendant with silver shaped into two different branches on the bottom with on one side a carnelian dangling gemstone bead. Above this is a beautiful oval shaped carnelian and on the other side silver beads and more carnelian gemstone beads. Above is an another similar branch as the top but single. The … [Read more...] about Abstract Carnelian Necklace
by Lady M aka Diana White. (Mockingbird Lane Creations) Like all of us in the hand made jewelry world, we run into customers who love jewelry, but who due to allergic reactions have difficulty with even the purest fine silver. Body modification shops have long offered non-allergenic options like niobium and titanium. So, I already knew that it is possible to make … [Read more...] about Titanium Tale
by Shelagh Blatz. (Alberta, Canada) I took a very special custom project on this year from a incredible lady who has waited 40 years for it to come along! Connie and her husband eloped in 1972; John gave Connie a simple gold band for their secret wedding & she proudly wore it every day since. This lovely lady, Connie has been to see me at … [Read more...] about A Long Time Coming!