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
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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
by Judy Pagnusat. These fold formed leaves are made of copper and german silver. The leaves were created and then soldered together. Judy Pagnusat JudyPag Designs/Judy's Gems Judy Pagnusat on Facebook … [Read more...] about Metal Leaves of Fall
by Colleen. (Webster, NY) I love working with copper and other metal. The first pic is my first attempt at (I think it's called) cold forming. Both bracelets started out as copper piping. The forming comes in steps, anneal, form with hammers, etc, anneal again for more forming. When I was satisfied with the forming, I decided to torch the bracelets to see what … [Read more...] about Copper Fun
by Kim Pernia. (Maryland) I finally accomplished silversmithing that I am proud of. The torch work is acceptable, even the little silver flower over the glass stone. The work with the dremel took even longer than the torch work. I'm self-taught so I'm really proud. Kim Pernia Kimmings Jewelry … [Read more...] about Bling Your Glass Pendant
by Janice Root. (Orange City, FL) I love melting silver onto copper and using my torch to form the liquefied silver into various hills and valleys. For this necklace, I punched a round copper disc using my disc cutter and then heaped and melted small scraps of silver onto it. I looked at the finished design for a while before it "spoke" to me. I decided it … [Read more...] about “Emerge” Necklace