Jewelry Making Forum Forum

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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.

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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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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

81 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...

435 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"...

67 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...

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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...

89 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...

464 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...

213 views, 0 by m76steve

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…

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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?

305 views, 0 by jennyciao

Newbie seeking help - looking for something no one else seems to have.

Hello everyone!! A couple weeks ago, I found “the one”. The one was a necklace that, from the moment I saw it, has haunted my dreams and plagued my every day thoughts. Since the price tag of the necklace was wildly unaffordable, I began seeking...

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Newbie working with seed beads

Greetings. My name is Heather and I’ve recently started using seed beads to make bracelets. I’m trying to figure out what materials would make the process more efficient and less frustrating! I’m trying to use 11/0 seed beads on Stretch magic...

185 views, 0 by metalurgesupnorth

Bangle Bracelet

I have a client who wants a hand made hammered 14k bangle, which is not something I normally make. A couple of questions…if I start with 2mm thick stock, about what length do I need to start with to hammer it up to 7.5 inches, with about 1.5mm...

168 views, 0 by Spawn2031

Please help me fix this

Hello folks. Let me first say that I am not a jewelry maker. I have a chain that I need to strengthen and turning to the experts was my first thought. The chain consists of heavy skulls joined together by very flimsy, easy to pull open...

171 views, 0 by mcjewel

Bracelet Finishing

I’m new to making slender bracelets from tiny delica seed beads. I’m wondering how much play to leave before crimping so the seed beads lay flat and smooth. I’m used to working with gemstones 6mm – 10mm for bracelets, so this is very different....

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Help with a beaded bezel

About a year ago I decided that I wanted to focus on one style of beading instead of beading random pieces out of random beads. I want to bead pendents and such by putting beaded bezels around Rivolis’ and cabochons. Through out the year I have...

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Help with silver wedding ring

Hi guys, I’m looking for advice. I recently got married and me and my wife have matching silver and black rings, the only problem is on my ring the black “ink” has come off, my wife is still perfect. The ring is silver with with a channel that...