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For the Love of Jewelry

by Marcus Osbourne. (Birmingham UK) My background is in lost wax casting of precious metals, particularly platinum. But having to adapt various customers' waxes along the way I found a passion for wax carving. I now create bespoke wax jewellery models for customers at special request and enjoy turning there ideas into reality. This ring was obviously inspire [...]

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Appropriate Profit Percentage to Build into a Price?

by Helen M. (UK) I make simple-style handmade jewellery, using sterling silver, gold filled or silver plated findings. The main components are semi-precious stone beads, crystal or glass beads, shell or freshwater pearls, depending on the item. I focus on earrings and pendants. I only sell on ebay - "the biggest shopping window" (in theory at least). [...]

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Ceramic Clay Jewelry

by Julie Leake. (Salt lake City, Utah) Then I string beads on using waxed linen. The beads are usually Gemstones and Czech beads. I like to add leather and metal findings too. Jewelry making is very rewarding for me. Julie Leake Earth and Rust Designs Run free [...]

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How to Remove Oil on New Stamps and Bench Block?

by Pam Williams. I happened upon your blog via pinterest. I am just beginning stamping and need to know how to remove the oil from new stamps and bench block. Any tips? Thanks Pam Williams [...]

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Adjustable Sliding Knot Necklace (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. I love adjustable necklaces because you're not limited to always wearing them at the same length. In this tutorial we'll make a necklace that's adjustable with sliding knots. These knots are easy to make, and I consider it a very useful jewelry making skill. This style of necklace is great for both guys and gals - and also for people [...]

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Metal Stamps – Tips and Techniques

by Rena Klingenberg. (Jewelry Making Journal) Metal stamps are fun, creative jewelry making tools. These tips and techniques show you how to get great results, from the very first time you try metal stamping jewelry. Learning the Technique: It takes a bit of practice to get nice, even results when metal stamping jewelry. I recommend practicing on pieces [...]

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How to Oxidize Sterling Silver and Copper with Boiled Eggs (Video)

Jewelry and Coffee with Rena Video Episode 22 by Rena Klingenberg. Can you oxidize silver and copper with boiled eggs? Or is that just an urban legend? Let's find out: Transcript of This Video: Sometimes it's nice to have bright, shiny metals in our jewelry. But other times it's nice to have something that's a bit more antiquey, something that darkens and [...]

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Jewelry Pricing Formula

The two-step system I use for pricing jewelry © by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved. Do you use a jewelry pricing formula to determine how much to charge for your creations? There isn't one "best" formula for pricing jewelry - and most artists who sell their jewelry come up with their own price calculation procedures. Important Elements of a Jewelry Pricing F [...]

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