Jewelry Making Forum Forum

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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...

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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...

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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?

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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...

31 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

152 views, 0 by coolerchick

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...

44 views, 0 by propositionjoe17

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...

63 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...

49 views, 0 by RockSterling

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.

45 views, 0 by spongerich

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...

96 views, 0 by karmacrafterz

organic resin for jewelry

does any of my fellow jewelry making friends know of any organic resin’s ? i wanna experiment more with it but last time i used resin after i was done i looked on back and foud it has cancer causing agents and really harmful… it was my bad for...

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Unable to find info on a necklace.

Hoping someone here can help. I got this in a bag of cheap jewelry from our thrift store. It was black, I cleaned it up. It’s 925, but it’s unique and would like to find if there is history on it. Thanks! Also found this one from Birks

102 views, 0 by txkevin

Custom Jewelry expectations

I wanted to see If people in the industry could give me some perspective on design expectations and common industry practices. For Christmas I had a custom piece of jewelry made that consisted of a pendant and 10 – .25 ct diamonds set in a...

457 views, 0 by m76steve

Ruby, diamond, & tourmaline...

I enjoy building pendents, custom items but with rare gems, this is the latest pendent, the rubies are untreated & GIA certed, the diamond is nice cut & SI clairity, & the paraiba tourmaline is certed Brazilian. The length is 1.75"...

87 views, 0 by Lindys Treasure Chest

Lindys Treasure Chest

Newby

Hi. Im a newby. I live in Australia and would love to find somewhere where I could ask questions and receive constructive/informative replies. I have been making beaded jewellery for about 4 years and am addicted. As I learn and teach myself new...

54 views, 0 by Alex

How to set this meteorite slice?

Hello! I’m new to this forum, but have made a lot of single jewellery pieces. However, I don’t have any experience with the “hardware” involved so to speak. I bought this very small, uniform, iron meteorite with hopes of simply hanging it as a...

105 views, 0 by Mariah1986

Metal flattening

Hello, I’m pretty new to working with metals. I was wondering I make wire shapes and hammer them to flatten. I know a rolling mill will press patterns into sheet metal but could you use it to flatten out shapes or ends of gauge wire and get the...

478 views, 1 by m76steve

Building pendents a little unusual

Ive been buying gems & designing pendents since 2005, lots of offers to buy from me but I make one-of-a-kind items & they are not easy to replace per time/cost, here is another example of what I like to do with average stones, this is a...

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Dumortierite pendent...

This is a rare dumortierite crystals growing within quartz, 2 stones, over 11.5cts in 14kt white gold. Pendent is @ 1" tall. The crystals are amazing to see, slight blue color & appear like sea urchins or star-burst-steve…