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 for myself! Shirley Gerchman Wildabouthandmades … [Read more...] about Rugged Scrap Metal Necklace
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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 wire, etc.... I can't wait! Dianne Divella Designs Divella … [Read more...] about Getting to Know Enamels
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 … [Read more...] about Azurite and Sterling Silver Necklace
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 Ayatana Jewelry … [Read more...] about Vibrant Poppy Jasper Pendant
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 thanks, Steve. Steve … [Read more...] about First Steps of Jewelry Making
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 I soldered the top piece on which is sterling silver, after I had … [Read more...] about Making a Fine Silver and Enamel Pendant
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 … [Read more...] about New Metalsmithing Skills!
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 VanderMey Sandra … [Read more...] about Wearing the Kukulkan Neckpiece
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. Stones are ocean jasper. Additional copper, shell, … [Read more...] about Copper and Ocean Jasper Statement Necklace
by Elizabeth Reid. (Rockville, MD) I cut the leaves out of copper as well as the acorn. I then did some forming and texturing and colored using some alcohol inks and liver of sulfur. I made the chainmaille necklace and "S" hook. Elizabeth Reid Becoming To You … [Read more...] about Autumn Leaves in Metal and Chainmaille
by Darlene Weberg. (Sterling, VA, USA) Fashionable Sterling silver hoops are combined with handcrafted Argentium silver chain and secure hook closure to create this stylish bracelet. Starting from heavy gauge silver wire, the 3/4" hoops are formed, soldered, filed and hammered. They are joined by small fused links. The rest of the bracelet is created by … [Read more...] about Hammered Silver Chain Bracelet
by Sandra VanderMey. (Los Angeles) This piece is made of brass, anodized titanium, computer chips, Lucite, holography and laser disc. The brass is a single sheet with two cuts down the sides folded back to make the neck piece and a cut down the center to make the piece more flexible for wearing. This large bold piece of jewelry looks spectacular on. I made … [Read more...] about Tapping into the Universe Through Inspiration