Jewelry Making Forums

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Hematite Ear Wire

Hello all! I’m new to the forum. I’d like to make some earrings with hematite ear wire, but all I can find is pre-looped and low quantity. Does anyone know of a wholesale supplier of regular leg, unlooped hematite finish ear wire? Any help would...

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Clay Guy

Local licorice leather

Hello everyone! I live in Laguna Beach/Orange County, California. I’m getting ready to start production on a line of Regalez-type bracelets using the 6×10 mm. licorice leather. Does anyone know if there is a wholesale (or even retail) outlet in...

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kimberly newman

Is anyone going to Bead and Button show 2017 in Wisconsin???

I would love to meet up with anyone who is going! I will be there June 9th, 10th, and 11th. Please let me know so we can get together for drinks or some bead shopping.

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Diane

Wire gauges?

Hi – I’m fairly new to wire working. I enjoy working with thicker gauges. I’m finding that the copper wire I’ve been buying [from Amazon] is often times a smaller gauge than what I’ve ordered. For instance: I ordered 16 gauge copper wire and it...

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How to put beads on these pre-bent earring wires

Hello, I bought these earring wire that are already bent, thinking it would be easy to make some quick beaded earrings. However, I can’t figure out how you get beads on the wire! The wire is pretty thick and not really bendable, so the “bend”...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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recycledmama

Hello All

Hello, Amanda here. I have been playing around with wire wrapping and looking for other folks who do the same to “learn” a few things. :) Hope you are all having a great day.

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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...

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hello to all jewelers/friends

Hi, i am new here,but for jewelry, little old, almost 10 years.Thanks for sharing ideas/thoughts… Regards/Joseph

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Jessica Vibes

Jewelry Addict on the Loose

I’m Jessica and I’m addicted to jewelry much like people are hooked on to drugs. I’m always looking for creative jewelry inspirations and I’m here to catch anything that’ll help me expand my jewelry collection far and wide. Hoping to hear from...

57 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.

179 views, 0 by Cosme

New in the forum

Hi everyone. I’m from Seville, Spain, and an “aspiring apprentice” in jewelry themes. (Excuse my poor english)

345 views, 0 by Jewelryonthego

Jewelryonthego

Is your jewelry selling?

I can’t seem to figure it out. Everyone says I make beautiful jewelry, why can’t I sell it? I use plenty of colors, I use good products and I put my all into what I do. There has got to be a reason! If people can not buy your jewelry for $1.00,...

91 views, 0 by LKat75

LKat75

Removing tarnish from MULTIPLE items

Please help! Over the winter some moisture must have got into my storage containers and all my charms are a bit tarnished. There are about a thousand of them and I will die if I have to clean and polish each one separately!!! The charms are...

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Andy B

Greetings from Northern Ontario

With this years cold weather I find it hard to get into my woodworking shop. Ever since I quit smoking (Seven months ago, yaaaaw) I needed something else to do… So, I watch a few hundred hours of You Tube to find … jewelry making, that is...

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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...

104 views, 0 by Matt Stonie

Matt Stonie

hello everyone

I am new comer in this forum