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101 views, 0 by Jehnna

Jehnna

How to fit small jumpring through small Saturn curb chain

I’m so hoping someone here can help me. I saw the Saturn, or satellite chain on a necklace. I want to use the same size chain but can’t seem to find a jump ring that will fit through the end of the curb chain. So far the 22 gauge jumper ring...

500 views, 4 by kimberly newman

kimberly newman

Make a Wish Earring Tutorial!

Here you go Chris and anyone else who wants to try these. Supplies: Two 4 inch pieces of 16 gauge artistic wire. Two 3 inch pieces of 24 gauge wire. Two top drilled beads. Eight mini teardrop beads. Tools: hammer, anval or steel block,...

406 views, 0 by Bejeweled Lady

Bejeweled Lady

Need new tools, need suggestions

Hi all, I need to replace some of my very worn out tools. I need new cutters, flat, chain nose and round pliers, etc. Before I buy anything, I’d like to get some feedback from all of you. Do you have a favorite brand that you use or do you...

282 views, 0 by Donna's trinkets, LLC

Donna's trinkets, LLC

Wire wrap?

I have this great looking marcasite cab and I want to wrap it, as you can tell by the pic, but I am not happy with the way I did this. I am looking for input, inspiration, ideas from those of you who do wire wrapping. Keep in mind I am not...

161 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...

112 views, 0 by Avril Cheesbrough

Avril Cheesbrough

Newbie here!

I am Avril from British Columbia Canada. I love jewellery and making it! I want to learn a lot more things about making it and setting stones and combining different materials. I do chain Maille, and viking knit, beading, and metal clay. I will...

231 views, 0 by Sarah Lane

Sarah Lane

Hello from England

Hello I joined this page a couple of days ago so I thought it was about time I introduced myself I first started making jewellery about six years as a way to raise money for my daughters dance school for a performance they were putting together....

95 views, 0 by Jewelernoob

Melting down RAW gold questions.

Hey, I am new to the site. I have been slowly building a bracelet for years as I gain more knowledge and understanding of the process of making a fine-quality custom piece. As I afford more, I add more to the bracelet, in terms of higher quality...

131 views, 1 by LazyKris

Trying to adjust an old charm bracelet

So I’m a complete greenhorn at all of this, only having adjusted some pieces on a lace bracelet with a pair of pliers picked up from Michael’s. I have an old ocean-themed bracelet that was given to me by my mom, who in turn received it from a...

145 views, 0 by txkevin

Custom Jewelry expectations

I wanted to see If people in the industry could give me some perspective on design expectations and common industry practices. For Christmas I had a custom piece of jewelry made that consisted of a pendant and 10 – .25 ct diamonds set in a...

206 views, 0 by Spawn2031

Please help me fix this

Hello folks. Let me first say that I am not a jewelry maker. I have a chain that I need to strengthen and turning to the experts was my first thought. The chain consists of heavy skulls joined together by very flimsy, easy to pull open...

80 views, 0 by Alex

How to set this meteorite slice?

Hello! I’m new to this forum, but have made a lot of single jewellery pieces. However, I don’t have any experience with the “hardware” involved so to speak. I bought this very small, uniform, iron meteorite with hopes of simply hanging it as a...

977 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...

299 views, 0 by Cindy A.

Cindy A.

Artistic Integrity

How far are you willing to go to make a sale? I’m sure all of us get asked a lot to customize pieces. Have you ever had someone ask you to take apart a piece you already made and redesign it? Then ask you to change it again? Do you ever feel...

146 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...

191 views, 0 by Jewelryonthego

Jewelryonthego

Jewelry Making is a hell of a drug

I am new on this site and I just love it. I am looking forward to meeting new people that understands the habit of a jewelry maker. When you make jewelry, everything is a chore. Is this gift from the devil? How many beads can you have? All I do...

165 views, 0 by jdsalina

new member

Hi everyone. My name is Debbie and I am just introducing myself. I have been making jewelry for about 2 years, maybe a little longer. I have been trying my hand at beading, wirework, and silversmithing. I have so much to learn, it’s scary. ...

178 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...

369 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...

509 views, 0 by Cindy A.

Cindy A.

HELP! Finding Alexandrite

I have a bald spot from tearing my hair out trying to find drilled alexandrite beads, so I am putting this out here hoping someone may be able to help me. I have several tiny, tiny grey-green natural alexandrite beads I’ve managed to get in...