Jewelry Making Forums

187 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!!

155 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...

160 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...

267 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...

134 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...

178 views, 0 by CJ

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...

169 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...

137 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...

168 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...

128 views, 0 by Designs By Southernbelle

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. ...

443 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...

414 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...

421 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....

599 views, 0 by ABJewels

Help me find this pendant please!

I saw this necklace at Target and wanted to recreate. I cannot think of the right words to search for this type of pedant and cannot find anything like just looking at jewelry making supply websites. Any help in locating this kind of pendant is...

424 views, 0 by KreativelyKim

KreativelyKim

I’m new and in need!

Hey everyone! I love jewellery and making people smile when they first see what we have created for them from their heirloom gold. Our design studio uses lost wax casting and hand forging when creating pieces for our clients. I’m am looking...

184 views, 0 by Mike VanDuzer

Mike VanDuzer

Black plastic or onyx

Could someone please link me to a finding website that would carry these black pieces. I believe they are plastic but I’d take onyx. ASAP. Replacing 2 rhomboid pieces. Dimensions: 7.5mmx1.5mmx1mm Thank you in advance.

155 views, 0 by georgewes

gold inlay questions

I am about to do some gold inlay for the first time. My question is how deep should channel go where the gold is to be pounded into? Also, I will be using 18k gold wire and am wondering about the relationship between the width of the wire and...

420 views, 0 by zippyjohn

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...

270 views, 0 by Daniel

Material for making rubber bracelets?

Hey, I’m currently I am trying to figure out the best method for making rubber bracelets. I want to make some stuff with stretch cord or elastic. but want to know is there one out there that is super strong? Also not really thick.

256 views, 0 by Daniel

Is custom silicone bracelets good to wear?

I want to purchase some silicone bracelets. but I wanted to know whether they are good quality and comfortable to wear?