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The perils of a creative mind

Sometimes I wish I could concentrate from start to finish on just one project, but I can’t I am always working on at least 4 things at the same time. It’s frustrating and overwhelming and exhilarating. Right now I am working on a gothic but...

Belleanna Rambles #1: Inspiration vs Time

Finding the time between my two little ones and my part time job is well- IMPOSSIBLE- no really I do find the time, but usually at the expense of sleep, a clean home etc. How about you? Where do you find the time? I find inspiration and ideas...

SIlver jewelry #1: What if you are allergic to silver jewellery?

Professionals say, that most of the time a silver jewelry allergy, in reality, is a nickel or copper allergy. As you might know from our previous posts, silver itself is very soft material and for the jewelry making it is being mixed with other...

Interest to Hobby, Hobby to Passion, Passion to Profession #2: Hobby to Passion

So after doing simple wire wraps and twists, I began to get bored with what I was doing. I had made dozens of pieces and I had given just about everyone I knew something I had made. My mom was really into doing stained glass and had signed up for...

Using S Hooks on Bracelet Clasp?

Hello I’m new here. I’ve created a bracelet But wanted to try a new clasp. Has anyone used s hooks? Wondered how secure they are? I have a large lobster clasp onnit now and it’s good but I’d love a bracelet that was easier to put on. Any...

Nature Jewelry – The Metals

Nature provides many raw materials in order to craft jewelry. Today, we look at the number of metal choices available to create your next piece. Platinum – Rare and precious, platinum is a bright white metal that is also durable and...

Bridal Evening Hair Pin Featured in Bride Wars

This particular Tacori bridal hair pin is a handmade delicate blue flower with a white center. The stone flower is created using faceted jade and looks a little like a “forget-me-not” flower. The five petals are blue jade surrounding a central...

Thank you Jewels Community #1: Thank you Jewels Community

We were very glad to find out that the item from our store IDenteco “Turquoise dream” became Editor’s choice. (here is a link: http://jewelers.community/creations/4384-handmade-silver-ring-turquoise-dream) . Thank you for that :) The ring was...

How to Keep Track of Inventory #1: Numbering Your Inventory

I have a system that is used in many retail stores for my SKU’s, or stock keeping units. I use a three digit category number, followed by a four digit color number, followed by a four digit item number and ending with a two digit size...

Looking for help casting silver jewelry...

Hello all from Nashville, I am new here and I love this community! I have designed a silver and black pendant. I have one made. I broke my hand in a car accident. So I am looking at things a little differently. I would like to find someone to...