Fold-Formed Earrings Tutorial
Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue 1. Jewelry Lab: 52 Experiments, Investigations and Explorations in Metal has a great tutorial on fold forming. 2. To make a matching pair of earrings, cut 2 squares or rectangles of silver sheet, and fold each in half as precisely as possible. Use a nylon hammer to flatten the fold. Then cut a design (half an oval, half a teardrop, etc.) out of paper, and use the template to trace and cut out matching shapes on the folded edge of each piece of metal.
Sagittarius Leather Bracelet
Design Options: Substitute a traditional birthstone colored crystal to replace the icy White Opal used in this design. There are many other charms that could replace the zodiac; have fun finding the one that best suits you! Black, natural or other colors of leather would work nicely in this design.
Sonya Snow Skater Necklace Tutorial
Created by: Amy Mickelson 1. Cut the metal sheet to the desired size. File the edges smooth and punch holes in corners and on the bottom. Sand the surfaces and clean. 2. Place inked rubber stamp on flat surface, ink side up. Press the metal piece onto stamped image and remove.
Cognitive Resonance Pendant Tutorial
Wear safety glasses when cutting, drilling or punching. Lay out pattern; carefully set aside, away from your hammering surface. Decide the size rivets you'll need for each hole. This depends on two factors. The watch parts: Some have a large hole and will only work with larger gauge wire and/or in combination with other gears or beads used as spacers or fillers. Others have a small hole or are too hard to punch with the plier punch. The plier punch can...
Poppy Field Pendant Necklace Tutorial
Created by: Mollie Valente 1. Select and clean two matching glass pieces. 2. Select an image and cut it to match the glass shape and size. 3. Carefully wrap the glass with copper-foil tape. To create a tight seal, burnish the foil to the glass (a Sharpie pen handle makes a great burnishing tool).
Trisha Earrings Tutorial
If you've never set faceted stones before, tube settings are a great way to get started! With your awl or other sharp object, create a small, straight hole in the rubber block. Set topaz Cubic Zirconia stone face down on block, and line up post bezel over the stone. Press down, and...
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Red Light / Green Light Enamel Earrings
Your Choice: They're balloons, streetlights or lollipops! Punch a 1/16" hole in each blank, directly opposite the existing loop or hole. Clean the blanks with Penny Brite to remove all oils. Spray each blank lightly with Klyr Fire before sifting enamel evenly onto each blank: red on one, green on another, and foundation white on the strips.
Fashion and Function Pin Cushion Ring Tutorial
Created by: Amy Mickelson 1. Create a cardboard template 2.5 times the diameter of the bezel (approximately 2.25" for this ring). 2. Using a doubled 36" piece of sewing thread, knotted at one end, sew a running stitch around the edge of the fabric piece about 5mm in from the edge.