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How to put beads on these pre-bent earring wires

Hello, I bought these earring wire that are already bent, thinking it would be easy to make some quick beaded earrings. However, I can’t figure out how you get beads on the wire! The wire is pretty thick and not really bendable, so the “bend”...

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Nickel and Lead in Jewellery Findings

Hi all I am trying to buy some jewellery findings (cord ends in particular) online and am having trouble finding any that are nickel and lead-free. Does anyone know what the acceptable level of nickel and/or lead is in jewellery findings? ...

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How did you learn to make jewelry?

Hello all, I’m interested in learning how to make jewelry. Actually charms and pendants. How did you guys start? Did you go to college? Is there a difference between jewelry making and pendant making? Sorry just starting out and thought...

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Minimum weight for gold ring (grams)?

Hi all, New to the forum. Been a jewelry junkie for several years now. I buy a lot of jewelry for both my personal collection and friends and family. I am fairly knowledgeable, but always itching to learn more. Anyway, quick question for those...

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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...

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Shanks

Bench tool recommendation

Hello everyone, I am beginning my foray into metal jewelry fabrication and am in the process of setting up a work station. I am looking for a rotary bench tool but am not educated on the particulars enough to make a purchase yet. Any opinions,...

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recycledmama

Hello All

Hello, Amanda here. I have been playing around with wire wrapping and looking for other folks who do the same to “learn” a few things. :) Hope you are all having a great day.

37 views, 0 by Murtough123

Ring engraving

So, I’m new here and new to jewelry making in general. I specifically enjoy making rings and need some guidance. I’m wondering how you engrave patterns or designs into silver rings? Do you need crazy expensive laser engraving tools? Files? What...

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hello to all jewelers/friends

Hi, i am new here,but for jewelry, little old, almost 10 years.Thanks for sharing ideas/thoughts… Regards/Joseph

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Jessica Vibes

Jewelry Addict on the Loose

I’m Jessica and I’m addicted to jewelry much like people are hooked on to drugs. I’m always looking for creative jewelry inspirations and I’m here to catch anything that’ll help me expand my jewelry collection far and wide. Hoping to hear from...

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RockSterling

Introduction & How to sale on shop

Hello My Dear Friends, Greetings of the day I am from India, i am designing gemstone silver jewelry items, i am doing this from last 4 years but now from last year i started selling also for my self only I saw this community , i am new in...

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hello to all

I am new here. And I am really love Jewelry. Hope to share my pic. with you all in the future.

139 views, 0 by Cosme

New in the forum

Hi everyone. I’m from Seville, Spain, and an “aspiring apprentice” in jewelry themes. (Excuse my poor english)

294 views, 0 by Jewelryonthego

Jewelryonthego

Is your jewelry selling?

I can’t seem to figure it out. Everyone says I make beautiful jewelry, why can’t I sell it? I use plenty of colors, I use good products and I put my all into what I do. There has got to be a reason! If people can not buy your jewelry for $1.00,...

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LKat75

Removing tarnish from MULTIPLE items

Please help! Over the winter some moisture must have got into my storage containers and all my charms are a bit tarnished. There are about a thousand of them and I will die if I have to clean and polish each one separately!!! The charms are...

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Andy B

Greetings from Northern Ontario

With this years cold weather I find it hard to get into my woodworking shop. Ever since I quit smoking (Seven months ago, yaaaaw) I needed something else to do… So, I watch a few hundred hours of You Tube to find … jewelry making, that is...

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Setting cufflink stones?

Hi All, I recently bought some flat stones from a jewelry factory that had moved and I want to set them. They’re about 1.5mm thick and flat on the top and bottom. I bought some settings to put them in and the ‘dish’ on the setting is just a...

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Diane

Wire gauges?

Hi – I’m fairly new to wire working. I enjoy working with thicker gauges. I’m finding that the copper wire I’ve been buying [from Amazon] is often times a smaller gauge than what I’ve ordered. For instance: I ordered 16 gauge copper wire and it...

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Matt Stonie

hello everyone

I am new comer in this forum

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Trishie33

Hi Everybody!

Hi! I’m Patricia and I love making jewelry! It’s very therapeutic for me. I’ve been making jewelry for about 12 years and learn more every day. Hope to see lovely creations from everyone here and I hope I can give my help and expertise to anyone...