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368 views, 0 by JaneD

Nickel and Lead in Jewellery Findings

Hi all I am trying to buy some jewellery findings (cord ends in particular) online and am having trouble finding any that are nickel and lead-free. Does anyone know what the acceptable level of nickel and/or lead is in jewellery findings? ...

364 views, 0 by Jamesj

Soldering practice metal help

Hi all, I’ve done some limited beading in the past but I’ve always like the idea of doing some “smithing” but I’m skint so didn’t want to waste any money on silver or gold if It wasn’t for me. So when I saw some brass rods on Amazon I thought I’d...

21 views, 0 by CJ


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...

159 views, 0 by Ben

Jeweller Advice for Cuff-link making business

Hello, Apologies if I’m in the wrong place. I’m interested in starting a cuff-link business but I’m not a jeweller myself. I would be exceptionally grateful for any advice of suggestions. I would like to get cuff-links made in batches but I...

271 views, 0 by coolerchick

How did you learn to make jewelry?

Hello all, I’m interested in learning how to make jewelry. Actually charms and pendants. How did you guys start? Did you go to college? Is there a difference between jewelry making and pendant making? Sorry just starting out and thought...

39 views, 0 by mmk

Attaching Strung Beads to Leather

Hi everyone – I am veryyyy green to jewelry making but i am trying to make a necklace that is half beads strung on wire and the half leather. The problem is that when I string the beads and attached a wire guardian, I tie the leather to the wire...

112 views, 0 by Clay Guy

Clay Guy

Local licorice leather

Hello everyone! I live in Laguna Beach/Orange County, California. I’m getting ready to start production on a line of Regalez-type bracelets using the 6×10 mm. licorice leather. Does anyone know if there is a wholesale (or even retail) outlet in...

660 views, 0 by Terrie


Beading Retreat, anyone?

I am an avid birdwatcher. Many years ago, several of us who belong to a birding forum, got together for a birding retreat during spring migration, in Corpus Christi, Texas, and the whole South Texas & Texas / Mexican border vicinity. It was a...

1,836 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?

423 views, 0 by Marta


Just thinking outloud

I have been so cluttered in my craft room that I was starting to feel overwhelmed; Knitting and craft projects on one table, my beads all over on another. I got to cleaning and straightening and that led me (with my attention span) to start...

482 views, 0 by Robyn


Being respectful to fellow jewlery makers

Last summer at a showing ware I was the only jewlery maker among 50 other venders, I’m always happy to talk to any one who comes to my tables they usealy give me wonderful complements and I may gain a future costumer. One woman searched over the...

292 views, 0 by Wandering Rock Designs

Wandering Rock Designs

Why did you join Jewelers Community?

I was wondering what made others decide to join this group. Are you seeking inspiration? Do you want to show off your work? Are you seeking knowledge and expertise in a field that is tough and challenging to be successful in? I joined to impart...

208 views, 0 by ggChambers


I'm back and would love to help in any way

I’m really sorry I have been absent for a while. Life does get in the way. I have been making jewelry, working with wire, developing new designs, and working with precious and semi-precious gemstones for nearly six years now. If I can help anyone...

525 views, 0 by Terrie


Seed Bead Favorites?

What is your favorite brand of seed bead? Why? Which size do you prefer, and do you tend to favor a particular color? I’m addicted to seed beads! I started out thinking it didn’t make much difference what kind they were, so I foolishly spent...

200 views, 0 by Susan Dailey McWaters

Susan Dailey McWaters

New to site

Hi I am new to site I adore bead weaving thanks for the add hope to learn a lot and make new friends

359 views, 0 by 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...

456 views, 0 by 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!

294 views, 0 by Madalynne Homme

Madalynne Homme

New Member

Hi everyone! My name is Madalynne and I’m excited to be a part of your group. I’ve been making jewelry since 2003 and I am totally addicted. I use to manage a bead store and taught lessons in wire wrapping. I’m a open book and love to help and...

423 views, 0 by LizyNBCreations


Which wire can I use that holds the silver and gold color, and not so expensive.

I use craft wire because I can not afford to buy the silver or the gold filed, and I was wondering if you guys know of a good brand that won’t turn. or at least hold for a good time. Thank you

306 views, 0 by IceBluLady


Hi my name is Deborah and I love making jewelry, especially bracelets. I moved to FL from Ohio in 2004 to get away from the cold and snow. I do not miss it. I have 2 dogs, a cat, and a husband. I have always liked doing crafts but making jewelry...