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What type of cord is this?

I’m new to jewellery making and want to make the necklace shown in the pictures but I don’t know what cord is used. Does anyone know what cord this is? Thanks in advance

159 views, 0 by Sdcondogirl

Call for Referrals advice needed

Hello. As a formally educated artist, I have been such for over 30 years; first as a photo-realist painter, then a porcelain sculptor and now a jeweler.Never a success (in my terms). Since I don’t work in foundry, with solid gold or Sterling, my...

171 views, 0 by JohnF

Copper finishing - clear coat sealant OR lacquer OR Anti tarnish OR plating !??

I have been wanting to make copper hand stamped bracelets as a hobby and want to ask few question about oxidization. My city has high humid levels and the copper blackens within 36hrs. I want to keep its shine last long. How can this be achieved?...

171 views, 0 by Ozzie5555

Hi...I'm new and developing several different products...

Liquidating bulk necklaces with some flaws due to upgrading.. Please message or email for photos or if you just want to talk!!! I’m retired and loving this new hobby!!!Send me photos if you want…love to see what you’re doing and any insights...

79 views, 0 by ShellbytheShore

Dremel diamond point #7134

How long should a Dremel diamond point drill bit last when drilling beach glass?

121 views, 0 by Diane BeJewelled Creations

Diane BeJewelled Creations

Silver craft wire

Hi alll I’m new to this forum but have a question about so call non tarnish silver craft wire I have had some that has tarnished into a gold or brassy colour I was advised to get a silver cloth and that would remove the tarnish but alas no such...

122 views, 0 by mmk

Attaching Strung Beads to Leather

Hi everyone – I am veryyyy green to jewelry making but i am trying to make a necklace that is half beads strung on wire and the half leather. The problem is that when I string the beads and attached a wire guardian, I tie the leather to the wire...

131 views, 0 by charmer

Adding loop to a charm

I’m having a hard time finding small charms with loops for an idea I am working on. Is it possible to add a loop to a charm? For example…floating charms don’t have little loops . Is this possible? Has anyone ever done this?? Thank you in advance!!

88 views, 0 by SOpper

How to remove sharp points from back of pin

Hello, I’m new and need help, please. I have a pin that’s about 2 inches in diameter that has two sharp points on the back where those little round squeeze fasteners go to wear the pin. I want to remove the points off the back of the pin so I...

95 views, 0 by Murillo

Fix weld holes

Hello, I am new in jewelry and I am facing some problems in my creations. I work with silver, and in my welds always appear porosity and holes between the parts that are being welded. I try to leave the areas of contact as sanded and together...

185 views, 0 by humongousFungus

What does this symbol mean?

Hello everyone! The other day, I had wanted to give jewelry a go, so I had gotten myself a cheap 500 silver necklace to see how I feel with one on. Then, upon closer inspection, I noticed a rather peculiar, small symbol carved into it. I’m...

79 views, 0 by DinkyThings

Glass bezel / pendant help

Hi, I’ve been making pendants from resin and papercuts but want to have a go at sandwiching the papercut between glass instead. However I have searched and searched and can’t find a pendant with two thin bits of glass either side for me to...

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Hello

Hi, I’m CJ and I’m new here. I’m an amateur (at best) jewellery maker and more of a mixed artist and woodworker. I’ve recently set up a fairly comprehensive metal working (e.g. jewellery) shop area at home and I’m looking forward to some...

108 views, 0 by EMJ

White stains on silver after ultrasonic

Hi everyone, I have a small sterling silver jewelry production line and I’ve been encountering a problem with the ultrasonic. After I use the ultrasonic to clean the pieces I would find sometimes some white haze on the pieces that wouldn’t go...

92 views, 0 by GreenPeaz

Help in making silver ring

Hello friends am trying to make a ring with text on it. I am trying to get the text look right in casting, but the final outcome was the text was not clear am attaching result. Can anyone please tell me a work around this, i dont want to use...

92 views, 0 by Rich

Looking for Artisan

Our company was founded on the belief that, God is real, prayer works and love heals. Our pieces are wearable blessings that remind us we are loved. We want to be more than a Company, but a community, inspired by God to help transform lives and...

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Designs By Southernbelle

Ottlite

I have a question and this may be the wrong place but thought I would take a stab at it. Last year I purchased an Ottlite Task Lamp that is portable. My intention was to use it to light photos and use at shows when I am working on pieces. ...

353 views, 0 by Kim

Kim

Round nose pliers recommendation

Happy Friday! I have been making earrings for about 2 months now and I’m excited to say that I made my first sales today! But that isn’t why I’m posting this. I bought my round nose pliers from Hobby Lobby and I’m already having issues. First of...

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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...

324 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....