Jewelry Making Forums

438 views, 0 by RoxieLoulou

RoxieLoulou

Vintage inspired jewelry... trendy or timeless?

Hello everyone! I love making vintage-inspired jewelry from the Victorian and Edwardian periods including Steampunk and Boho. I mix them up, adding my own edgy touch to the pieces I create. These periods really inspire me. For the last months,...

182 views, 0 by Shanks

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,...

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"...

93 views, 0 by Wandering Rock Designs

Wandering Rock Designs

Looking for a supplier for Gold

Hi All, I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good supplier for gold, wire and findings/settings. I already purchase silver from Rio Grande, but I recall someone telling me that they bought their gold as well as solder somewhere else. At...

107 views, 0 by Wandering Rock Designs

Wandering Rock Designs

Aspiring Bench Jeweler

I just wanted to say hello and that it’s really cool to find a community for jewelers. I recently joined a local guild, Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore, to be able to share my passions and sharpen my skills. I’m hoping to be able to learn as...

70 views, 0 by Yc94

SHAMBALLA CORDS

Hi guys, I have been looking high and low for a high quality nylon cord for shamballa-styled bracelet but so far I have been met with nothing but dissapointment. I really want it to be as sturdy as possible (beads unmovable). I tried the Griffin...

98 views, 0 by Rhodo

Disposal of Unused Jeweler's Chemicals Need Advice

Hi, I am not a jeweler. I bought 3 large storage crates about three years ago that had belonged to a jeweler. There was some hazardous materials in there. i should have taken them right back to the auction company…i don’t know why i didn’t. ...

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...

88 views, 0 by coolerchick

How do I make my own earrings?

I have a design in mind for some earrings. They are drop earrings and made of gold or silver with diamonds. I asked a jewelry maker for a quote and he told me that since he had to mold the earrings it will end up costing me nearly 800 dollars....

69 views, 0 by ArtzDeScrap

Hi All! - Artz de Scrap - Handmade Jewelry

Hi All! I am Felicia from Singapore, I design handmade jewelry and had recently started selling them, I m new in this and would love to share and also learn more about handmade jewelry through this forum. Felicia...

59 views, 0 by IDenteco

IDenteco

IDenteco handmade silver jewellery

Hello, everybody. We would like to introduce you our online store IDenteco (www.identecojewellery.com) with handmade silver jewellery made in Armenia by talented handcrafters-jewellers. Please feel free to check out our items and share your...

197 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?

170 views, 0 by Cindy A.

Cindy A.

Looper Reviews?

I was in the craft store and I saw this tool, the 1-step Looper. It was $32, which seems like a lot of money for a hand-held tool to loop wire…but I bought it because I suck at looping and habitually do it wrong. I’m just wondering if anyone...

202 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

83 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...

94 views, 0 by georgewes

gemstone enclosed in jewelry piece

the jewelry piece that I am creating won’t have an open back for light to bring out the sparkle of the gemstone. It will be lie against a blank wall of sterling silver completely encased in the jewelry piece except for the front of the gemstone...

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...

150 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...

90 views, 0 by skieferins

Emery mohs ?

Hello, I am wondering if there is any difference between the different grades of wet/dry paper ? I have some 400 Emery paper, 600 Emery paper, they both do exactly what I require, but I am just curious about the differences if there are any....