Jewelry Making Forums

158 views, 0 by gunsil

Hello from NY state

Hi all, my name is Gene and I only do forged and soldered construction jewelry from silver and gold. I also cut and polish most of the semi-precious stones I use in my jewelry. I have been doing this off and on for forty some years and only got...

499 views, 1 by Becca Ross

Becca Ross

Rio Grande

Okay, I have to write a glowing review of riogrande.com as I have been shopping there for a while now. The service is great, and the selection is great. The prices are great if you live in the US ;) I don’t order lots of stuff from there, just my...

213 views, 0 by m76steve

Dumortierite pendent...

This is a rare dumortierite crystals growing within quartz, 2 stones, over 11.5cts in 14kt white gold. Pendent is @ 1" tall. The crystals are amazing to see, slight blue color & appear like sea urchins or star-burst-steve…

1,018 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?

95 views, 0 by Jennifer Swift

Introduction

Hello, I am Jennifer Swift . I really love to join this forum because I came here to share & Get knowledge, information.

305 views, 0 by jennyciao

Newbie seeking help - looking for something no one else seems to have.

Hello everyone!! A couple weeks ago, I found “the one”. The one was a necklace that, from the moment I saw it, has haunted my dreams and plagued my every day thoughts. Since the price tag of the necklace was wildly unaffordable, I began seeking...

106 views, 0 by Diandee

Diandee

Hello from Indonesia

Hello everyone, Thank you Michal, for accepting me to join this community. My name is Dian. I am from Indonesia and living in Indonesia. I love wearing accessories and since 2016, I began to create my own handmade fashion accessories and sell...

314 views, 0 by Kim

Kim

New to everything!

Hi everybody! I’ve just recently started making jewelry. I’m starting with earrings (because I LOVE them) and will work my way to bracelets. I look forward to learning a lot!

612 views, 0 by Erick

Erick

Materials Question

Hi all I am new to the community but very much looking forward to learning and contributing with fellow jewelry enthusiast. If anyone could shed some light on the cording this bracelet is made of or technique I would very much appreciate it....

107 views, 1 by Anna B

Newbie here..

Hello All.. I am new to this forum. I am very much fond of gold and diamond jewelry, so i am sure I will learn a lot here from all the experienced people.

180 views, 0 by Jean Bruce

Jean Bruce

Not new but been missing from the community

Hi all! Been missing from the community, and jewelry making for a while, my three grown children keep me very busy, I don’t think they will ever grow up. My daughter just had a baby six weeks ago, my first grandchild, so now I very busy with...

138 views, 0 by Heatherbell

Newbie working with seed beads

Greetings. My name is Heather and I’ve recently started using seed beads to make bracelets. I’m trying to figure out what materials would make the process more efficient and less frustrating! I’m trying to use 11/0 seed beads on Stretch magic...

140 views, 0 by Imperfectly Beautiful Designs by Lorri

New to Jeweler.Community

Hello my name is Lorri Carnevale my line is called Imperfectly Beautiful Designs, I am a multi media artists but my favorite materials to work with are metal/concrete handmade fused glass. I just found that I am passionate about creating image...

318 views, 0 by Edward Bristol

Edward Bristol

Working with untreated gemstones

Hey Everybody, I’m new here, but not new to the trade. I’m the guy who sells only untreated gemstones at highest rates. Some people in the trade hate me for that but that is my mission. I have also written fiction books about the gem-trade...

899 views, 0 by Terrie

Terrie

My soapbox...

Ok, I need to vent a little bit here. I’ve held my tongue as long as I can on this. I’ve run across it so many times on this site, and on many others. I see, time and time again, when people post photos of jewelry they’ve made, and don’t give...

184 views, 0 by metalurgesupnorth

Bangle Bracelet

I have a client who wants a hand made hammered 14k bangle, which is not something I normally make. A couple of questions…if I start with 2mm thick stock, about what length do I need to start with to hammer it up to 7.5 inches, with about 1.5mm...

223 views, 0 by Edward Bristol

Edward Bristol

For us it always begins with a stone

In our little niche of untreated gems, almost all jewelry projects start with the stone in hand. My customers decide on the stone first, and then ask ‘How shall we set it?’. That itself is probably not common, is it? I imagine for most members...

199 views, 0 by Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Celtic Pattern Wire?

Hi, does anyone know of a source for pattern wire (silver or copper) that has a Celtic knot pattern? The closest I’ve been able to find is a rope pattern.

182 views, 0 by Julie Heufelder

Using flat back rhinestones

I’ve just agreed to make a custom bracelet for one of my neighbors to give to her 3 and 4 yr old granddaughters. Trying to figure out the picture in her head has been a challenge. She wants flowers (crystal covered) and pearls. I’m going to...

242 views, 0 by Janine

Janine

Would this make designing easier for you?

Hi Everyone! I’m thinking of starting some kind of website around made-to-order bead jewelry or a digital bead jewelry design tool, and I’m wondering if it’s even a valid idea. Long story short is that I’m a combat veteran that developed some...