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Disposal of Unused Jeweler's Chemicals Need Advice

Hi, I am not a jeweler. I bought 3 large storage crates about three years ago that had belonged to a jeweler. There was some hazardous materials in there. i should have taken them right back to the auction company…i don’t know why i didn’t. ...

11 views, 0 by davit

How I make motorcycle in silver, aka workshop.

hi. while time ago I begun my youtube channel were you can watch haw I make motorcycle. unfortunately! quality of the video is far from perfect because I record on my phone camera, but I think you will be interested. this is link to my...

15 views, 0 by georgewes

gemstone enclosed in jewelry piece

the jewelry piece that I am creating won’t have an open back for light to bring out the sparkle of the gemstone. It will be lie against a blank wall of sterling silver completely encased in the jewelry piece except for the front of the gemstone...

1,209 views, 0 by Debbie Pribele

Debbie Pribele

Skill Sharing: Earrings

Share your tips, tutorials, questions, and support … regarding the creation of earrings. What have you learned from your experiences and your research?

324 views, 0 by RoxieLoulou

RoxieLoulou

Vintage inspired jewelry... trendy or timeless?

Hello everyone! I love making vintage-inspired jewelry from the Victorian and Edwardian periods including Steampunk and Boho. I mix them up, adding my own edgy touch to the pieces I create. These periods really inspire me. For the last months,...

49 views, 1 by LazyKris

Trying to adjust an old charm bracelet

So I’m a complete greenhorn at all of this, only having adjusted some pieces on a lace bracelet with a pair of pliers picked up from Michael’s. I have an old ocean-themed bracelet that was given to me by my mom, who in turn received it from a...

63 views, 0 by coolerchick

Made my first bead bracelet... question

Ok, so I made a few beaded bracelets and they came out ok for a first try. Couple of things – how do you hide the knot if it’s all beads? Also, I made a bracelet with spacers to maybe hide the knot better and it looks nice but when I put it...

72 views, 0 by Kim

Kim

Quickbooks and your business

I am preparing to sell my jewelry and I am trying to decide how I will handle everything in Quickbooks. I’ve used Quickbooks for 20 years in my computer business, but jewelry is a bit different. In my computer business, I purchase hardware (hard...

54 views, 0 by skieferins

Emery mohs ?

Hello, I am wondering if there is any difference between the different grades of wet/dry paper ? I have some 400 Emery paper, 600 Emery paper, they both do exactly what I require, but I am just curious about the differences if there are any....

100 views, 0 by Amazing1

How do I make old metallic costume jewelry look good again?

I like to reuse old costume jewelry to make new pieces. Many metallic parts are dull and discolored. Is there a way to refresh the metal areas to make them look better?

98 views, 0 by theia

Need help !

Hello everyone really need help to locate a bit for my future project . I’m looking for a pin like this just with no balls or any other bits et the end of the bars.. it needs to be around 1/1.5mm thick . All the wires and other options searched ....

40 views, 0 by Doug

Restoring Black Highlights on Engraved Gold Signet Ring

I have a signet style class ring in white gold. As the picture below illustrates, the black is gone from much of the engraving. Is Gilders Paste the proper thing to use to restore the black or is there something better?

66 views, 0 by dennnn

How do I tie an adjustable knot with this.

Can someone tell me, or point me to a video that shows how to tie an adjustable knot with 2 strings and a loop? Thank You

62 views, 0 by Yansazonov

Yansazonov

Frangue (jewelry for men)

I want to share this brand with you.

84 views, 0 by Cindy A.

Cindy A.

Looper Reviews?

I was in the craft store and I saw this tool, the 1-step Looper. It was $32, which seems like a lot of money for a hand-held tool to loop wire…but I bought it because I suck at looping and habitually do it wrong. I’m just wondering if anyone...

68 views, 0 by Kim

Kim

Software for jewelry design

I asked a question the other day about using Quickbooks in your jewelry design business. I know the question was a bit convoluted, so I’m going to try a different approach. Do any of you use Jewelry Design Manager in your business? I currently...

93 views, 0 by ABJewels

Help me find this pendant please!

I saw this necklace at Target and wanted to recreate. I cannot think of the right words to search for this type of pedant and cannot find anything like just looking at jewelry making supply websites. Any help in locating this kind of pendant is...

204 views, 0 by Cindy A.

Cindy A.

Artistic Integrity

How far are you willing to go to make a sale? I’m sure all of us get asked a lot to customize pieces. Have you ever had someone ask you to take apart a piece you already made and redesign it? Then ask you to change it again? Do you ever feel...

62 views, 0 by Fox Forge

New People in Town

My fiance (Nick) and I (Brianna) are new to the jewelry community, we hope to make this a successful business, learn new things, and make some new friends along the way. We strive to use the best quality products in our jewelry and turn old...

39 views, 0 by skieferins

Crucible Flux

Hello, I am wondering if there is anyway to remove burnt flux from a crucible ? I know I can burn it off, holding the crucible at an angle, but recently I have found this has not worked and I am having large globs of impossible to move deposits...