Jewelry Making Forum Forum

17 views, 0 by cindymarie

cindymarie

Thank You for editors choice

It means so much for me to be chosen for editors choice. I sometimes feel a bit insecure about my skills, then this! Thanks so much

24 views, 0 by It's A Wrap - Bracelets & More

It's A Wrap - Bracelets & More

Thank You For Editor's Choice

Thank you once again! Sure makes the heart feel proud! :D

26 views, 0 by It's A Wrap - Bracelets & More

It's A Wrap - Bracelets & More

Thank you for Member of the Week!!

I feel very honored to receive this title! This totally made my day!! Thank you so much!

1,581 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?

74 views, 0 by Jewelernoob

Melting down RAW gold questions.

Hey, I am new to the site. I have been slowly building a bracelet for years as I gain more knowledge and understanding of the process of making a fine-quality custom piece. As I afford more, I add more to the bracelet, in terms of higher quality...

94 views, 0 by HilaryK

Looking for bracelet solution

Hello! I am working on some bracelets that are intended to stay on once they are put on. The only way to get them off is cut them off. It is a single charm with wax cotton cord on either side. The obvious solution is to tie the cord into a...

584 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"...

78 views, 0 by Jehnna

Jehnna

How to fit small jumpring through small Saturn curb chain

I’m so hoping someone here can help me. I saw the Saturn, or satellite chain on a necklace. I want to use the same size chain but can’t seem to find a jump ring that will fit through the end of the curb chain. So far the 22 gauge jumper ring...

199 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?

203 views, 0 by Purco684

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

84 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...

121 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...

148 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...

151 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...

106 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

142 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...

286 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...

227 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...

99 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...

105 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...