by Dianne. (Vermont) I have had this Moroccan Amethyst for quite some time, after buying it from a lapidary artist. This weekend I took a tube bezel & flush set workshop from Joy Raskin, and purchased a bail video from Lexi Erickson, and finally had the courage to do something with it. Sometimes it pays to be patient. I set in sterling silver, the tube … [Read more...] about Moroccan Amethyst Pendant
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by Blanche Nonken. (Fallon, NV) I've been working on this piece for months, on and off. I first got the idea while watching my "adopted brother" knock out spent primers, preparing to reload ammunition. I picked up one shell that fell on the floor, and thought it might make a cute bezel. A year ago he gifted me with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation beginner's … [Read more...] about Biker Pin
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 not store-bought. Of course, with … [Read more...] about Aluminum Leather Bracelet
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
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