First Steps of Jewelry Making

by Steve Hand.

First Steps of Jewelry Making - Flower and Cross Pendants by Steve Hand  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Flower and Cross

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.

Square pendant by Steve Hand  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

The techniques used are hammered, stamped, reticulated silver and patina.

I welcome any feedback, hints, tips, constructive criticism.

Many thanks, Steve.

Pendants by Steve Hand  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal


Steve Hand

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  • Nice work, Steve! Thanks so much for sharing this part of your jewelry design journey with us. It looks like you’re doing a great job of learning, growing your skills, and loving what you do. I especially like your flower and cross pendants.

  • Susan Whelan says:

    It’s horribly addictive, isn’t it? You get to be creative, use your imagination and play with fire, all at the same time. Your design ideas are terrific!

  • carla says:

    I love your design sense. I too am getting my jewelry bench prepared to work more with metals. The one suggestion I have is to work on the photos a bit. The fuzziness detracts from your beautiful work. I know…it is kind of a Pain you know where to get good photos, but there is lots of great info out there to help with that important skill now. (I am working on this as well!) Good luck and have lots of fun!

  • Steve,

    Good to see another guy designing. Keep it up, you’re doing great!

  • Pam says:

    If these are what you are doing as a beginner, I can’t wait to see what you come up with as you learn more tricks of the trade. Very nice work.

  • Love the flower and cross particularly and your design aesthetic. Wish you all the best in your jewely making journey.

  • Daisy says:

    These are lovely Steve. I especially like the second, square one, as it reminds me of a beach and sky.

    Good luck as you continue your jewellery making journey

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