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95 views, 0 by little10

Question about casting: 18K or 14K??

Hi, I am new to this site and to jewelry making in general. I recently did my first lost wax casting in gold, but had a question that I hope I find an answer to. Now, at first I was planning on making my cast in 14K solid gold. I did all the...

1,130 views, 0 by Mike

Kerr-Vac

Greetings all. I am getting back into casting (as a hobby) after a long Hiatus. To that end, I just received a Kerr-Vac 2 piece casting machine (Model No. 5160). One part houses the investment vacuum table and dome, the other houses the...

490 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...

186 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...

47 views, 0 by rhys

Possible to melt/make jewelry from brass shell casings

I have some brass shell casings that came from my friend’s military funeral. They were fired during the gun salute. I want to melt them down and make a brass ring from them. Is this possible?

489 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....

483 views, 0 by Becca Ross

Becca Ross

I thought I would love lindstroms

So, lured by the big name, I unknowingly bought an inferior make of lindstrom. Apparently they have a line out for those people who want to have the name but don’t want to pay the price of the Rx series.. you know the one with the molded grip,...

347 views, 0 by Sharon

Sharon

Newbie to Jewelry making - Crafting for years

Hi – I am Sharon, owner of Bayou Rose Bazaar! I have always loved crafting. It all started many (many) years ago. In 2003 I started painting on glass and selling my creations on ebay, a website, and craft fairs. Hurricane Katrina hit and it all...

359 views, 0 by Brandswife Creations

Brandswife Creations

What got you started crafting/jelwellery making.

What was it that got you started crafting and/or making jewellery? I have always been creative for as long as I can remember. I think the first thing I remember was getting a play baking set for my fourth birthday. It had a working mixer with...

551 views, 0 by littlemissnaughty

littlemissnaughty

cuff earing/findings

Hi, can anyone help me. I would like to make myself a cuff earing.would appreciate any help. Happy crafting x

818 views, 1 by Robyn

Robyn

Whats your Favorite bead stitch/ Jewelry making technique

I love doing bead stitch my fav is the brick stitch, it can create so many beautiful patterns, and its a quick stitch. My most hated was right angle weave, its simple enough right? Round and round you go, ( this was years ago) I was determined to...

497 views, 0 by Lefty4ever

Lefty4ever

Newbie on the block

Hi everyone 👋 I have been making jewelry for about a year now. I started making jewelry when I gave up my job so that i would’nt continue straining my one good arm. My right arm was amputated many years ago. I have been blessed with the ability...

283 views, 0 by Audrey Greenwell

Audrey Greenwell

My name is Audrey...aka TwistedFalcon

Greetings! I am a newby to this site. I am thankful to be here and look forward to getting to know folks and sharing ideas and new items. I am a wire wrapper….very twisted! Love a good pun! I am a “housesitter” and to stay out of the bars...

370 views, 0 by Annah Kay

Annah Kay

New as well!

Hello everyone ☺ I am Annah, and a friend shared this site on facebook today. So glad she did. I am relatively new to jewelry making itself, although I have spent a number of years cutting & forming cabs for other designs under my mother’s...

407 views, 0 by Delilah

Delilah

New here (sort of)

I had joined awhile back and created my profile but never got around to introduce myself. My name is Delilah and I live in Florida. I never had interest in jewelry making until recently. I love creating but very new to this type of craft. So...

298 views, 0 by MamaMosely (Kim)

MamaMosely  (Kim)

Hi from Missouri

Hi I’m Kim and i live in Missouri. I just joined yesterday and am enjoying seeing all the different styles and creativity. A few months ago while chatting I played with a paper clip spinning it around in my fingers and twirling it like a...

337 views, 0 by Pnthorse

Pnthorse

Hello from Florida

I’m a newbie to this site ..looks like fun!! I have been playing with beads for years now, creating jewelry and having fun!! I started out with stringing, then moved to seed beads, lampworking, chain maille, and metal working …just love jewelry...

522 views, 0 by kokob

Jump rings

Does anyone else have problems with jump rings pulling apart on finished pieces? I buy heavy duty jump rings yet they still pull apart causing my hard work to break. Any suggestions on how to solve this problem?

305 views, 0 by Linda Anderson

Linda Anderson

Linda Anderson

Hello I am Linda. Thank you for accepting me in the group. I am a retired elementary teacher, mother, wife and friend to many.😃 It is my passion for art, design and color that feeds my creative mind. Sewing, knitting, crocheting,crafting,and...

191 views, 0 by Lockie5

Lockie5

Pulling / rolling silver and gold wire

I have just joined this forum ( 5 min ago ) so here is a quick intro and my first question. My Name is Lockie from Australia I am a retired opal miner of 45 years mining and cutting all types of opals and gemstones. Please be patient with my...