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380 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...

308 views, 1 by Cheryl Lojewski

Cheryl Lojewski

Since we're talking tools....

Came across these in Tucson this year and they looked pretty cool. Bought one and love it! They turn crimp tubes into little beads and really finish off a piece of jewelry. Does anyone else use these?

474 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,...

673 views, 0 by Jean Bruce

Jean Bruce

Where do you buy your supplies

Hi! I was wondering where you all buy your supplies from ? Do you buy online or from local bead stores, micheals, hobby lobby or JoAnn’s. I live in a small town, and we have one local bead store which I love but they can only carry so much...

142 views, 0 by Rikki Castle Andrews

Rikki Castle Andrews

New Here

Hello Everyone, My name is Rikki Castle Andrews; I’ve been creating jewelry for about 10 years. Right now I am getting settled into my new studio, all my beads and tools are boxed up. Hoping to get organized soon. I’m looking forward to getting...

159 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...

311 views, 0 by Debbie Pribele

Debbie Pribele

Basics: Fasteners

I’m not much of a jewelry-maker but I dabble. Today, when I saw FiveR’s Treasures’ owl necklace made with an old guitar string (see link below), I thought .. hmm I can get my hands on strings but how do you fasten it… and then I thought … “HOW...

229 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...

267 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...

86 views, 0 by Murtough123

Ring engraving

So, I’m new here and new to jewelry making in general. I specifically enjoy making rings and need some guidance. I’m wondering how you engrave patterns or designs into silver rings? Do you need crazy expensive laser engraving tools? Files? What...

68 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...

144 views, 0 by Shanks

Shanks

Bench tool recommendation

Hello everyone, I am beginning my foray into metal jewelry fabrication and am in the process of setting up a work station. I am looking for a rotary bench tool but am not educated on the particulars enough to make a purchase yet. Any opinions,...

473 views, 1 by -tinkerbell8228-Melissa

-tinkerbell8228-Melissa

has anyone used this?

Hi I was wondering if anyone has used this tool? Does it work well? Its seems really cool and looks easy to use would be great for beginners.It would save time on wire wrapping

271 views, 0 by Janine

Janine

Would this make designing easier for you?

Hi Everyone! I’m thinking of starting some kind of website around made-to-order bead jewelry or a digital bead jewelry design tool, and I’m wondering if it’s even a valid idea. Long story short is that I’m a combat veteran that developed some...

212 views, 0 by Julie Heufelder

Using flat back rhinestones

I’ve just agreed to make a custom bracelet for one of my neighbors to give to her 3 and 4 yr old granddaughters. Trying to figure out the picture in her head has been a challenge. She wants flowers (crystal covered) and pearls. I’m going to...

40 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...

143 views, 0 by Cindy A.

Cindy A.

Looper Reviews?

I was in the craft store and I saw this tool, the 1-step Looper. It was $32, which seems like a lot of money for a hand-held tool to loop wire…but I bought it because I suck at looping and habitually do it wrong. I’m just wondering if anyone...

139 views, 0 by Diane

Diane

Wire gauges?

Hi – I’m fairly new to wire working. I enjoy working with thicker gauges. I’m finding that the copper wire I’ve been buying [from Amazon] is often times a smaller gauge than what I’ve ordered. For instance: I ordered 16 gauge copper wire and it...

366 views, 0 by LizyNBCreations

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