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521 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...

117 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...

39 views, 0 by Taylor

Having a custom gold ring made from wax

Good morning, I have an idea for a ring that I would like to have made, and I was looking into having it either hand carved from wax or made from a CAD file. I was wondering if anyone else has had something made and how it turned out, what the...

274 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...

502 views, 0 by karmacrafterz

organic resin for jewelry

does any of my fellow jewelry making friends know of any organic resin’s ? i wanna experiment more with it but last time i used resin after i was done i looked on back and foud it has cancer causing agents and really harmful… it was my bad for...

69 views, 0 by SSJ

Advice on protecting pendent

Hi, I’m sorry if this is the wrong place to post this but i was hoping someone could advice. I wear a pendent around my neck 24/7 and i wanted to know how to protect it from things like rust and paint coming off. Here’s a picture...

378 views, 0 by Edward Bristol

Edward Bristol

Warning of wire-fraud at jewelsapphire.com in Colombo

Warning: Possible bankruptcy of jewelsapphire.com / Mr. Wadood A business-partner & -friend has lost a significant sum in a gem-deal with Mr Wadood of jewelsapphire.com and came to me for help. I’ve verified my friend’s claim in detail and...

849 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...

514 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...

634 views, 0 by Skyebay

Question regarding pendant findings and crystals

So I’m new to jewelry crafting, and was inspired to get into the craft by those Quartz Crystal pendants I see often, my question is two-part. The little ‘cap’ that goes over the top, what exactly is it called? I am aware you can fasten a crystal...

355 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...

884 views, 0 by Terrie

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...

559 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...

369 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...