Jewelry Making Forum Forum

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Having a custom gold ring made from wax

Good morning, I have an idea for a ring that I would like to have made, and I was looking into having it either hand carved from wax or made from a CAD file. I was wondering if anyone else has had something made and how it turned out, what the...

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mixed metals

Hi everyone. I do alot of mixed metal designs. I know I can use a pickle of hydrogen peroxide & sodium bisulphate to take the copper blush off my brass pieces,, but is it safe to put a combo piece of silver and brass in this same pickle?

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Pulling / rolling silver and gold wire

I have just joined this forum ( 5 min ago ) so here is a quick intro and my first question. My Name is Lockie from Australia I am a retired opal miner of 45 years mining and cutting all types of opals and gemstones. Please be patient with my...

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Alexandrite pendent in proper light...

These are the latest pics of the alexandrite pendent taken with very good led technology, the pics are in daylight, led white, UV, & incandescent light, not photoshop of pics-steve…

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How do you attach a ring to a fabric button earring? (picture included)

Hi, what piece would you use and how would you attach a ring to a fabric button earring as in this photo?

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Is my gold usable?

I had my first pour go wrong. Luckily I wasn’t hurt. However, I am wondering if the gold i spilled is still usable or if it contaminated with impurities now?

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Feedback on the fine jewellery market

Hi! Im doing a questionnaire to collect data on the consumption of high jewellery pieces, before i launch my own brand. Could you help me and give me some feedback? Thank you

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resourses or ring making

Are there any books available which will give me the basics of ring making?

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Silver Sheet

Hi, I’m a really beginner and have only done a 1 day taster course, but want to try at home. Which thickness of silver sheet do you use to make a ring 1 or 2mm?. Thanks Emily

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Advice on getting started

Hi everyone! Where is the best place to get a starter kit? I want to start making wire jewelry. I am looking to primarily making earrings and some necklaces. I have looked on Amazon, at Walmart and Hobby Lobby. All the ones I see are all beads...

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Octagonal Rectangular Bezel Setting Help

Hi! I’m new to working with metal to create jewelry. I have a specific project that I’m working on and need help on how to set a sterling bezel for a flat top onyx stone with a step – shape of an emerald (octagonal/rectangular). When I look...

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Possible to melt/make jewelry from brass shell casings

I have some brass shell casings that came from my friend’s military funeral. They were fired during the gun salute. I want to melt them down and make a brass ring from them. Is this possible?

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Question about glueing cabochons

I have gemstone cabochons that I want to glue onto a flat, metal surface such as a ring or bracelet that has a setting for it. I have used many types of glue and at first it seems OK but then even weeks later, you can push/snap the cabochon...

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How much taxes ?

Hello ! Sorry for my basic english i’m french : I learn jewelry on forum and have discution with some professional. In france, we gain only… haha ! 10% of the turnover…. But jewelry is a passion for me, i love it ! If a want to live from...

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What bead stitch is this?

Can anyone tell me what stitch this is? I’m trying to repair a necklace for my sister-in-law but I’m unsure of the stitch used. Thanks for your help!!!

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Using a Third Hand Tool While Soldering

Hi everyone – I am working on an engineering project to design a voice activated, robotic third-hand tool optimized for jewelry soldering. I am trying to perform user research to design the tool optimally – if you could take the time to fill out...

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How do you say "douille" in English ?

Hello, Here is a question about coin jewellery. My workshop do rings with or without “douille”. How do you say in English ? Here is a picture to explain better. - with “douille” there is a base / a band / which close the ring, below the coin....

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To The Moon And Back Cage MOM(MUM) Necklace Platinum Plated

“Love you to the moon and back” necklace, give you the most loved one, tell her that you love her.This Moon Cage allows space for up to 1-8 heart birthstones to make the ring even more special! Choose Mum or Mom ,It is best gift for mother....

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new pendents

Enclosing pictures of new pendents, items seem to come out pretty nicely, cut , color, clarity. 1st is Brazilian natural pink topaz & Afgani bi-color tourmaline, both stones over 11cts, flawless in 14kt gold, next pendent is a 5 stone chrome...

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What is this machine? Used for name pendant. Youtube link inside

This : It would be really helpful. TIA