Articles tagged #COPPER
Candara Bracelet Tutorial
Learn a great trick for soldering links with delicate beads on them -- this even works for pearls!! (But you'll need to hand clean the links, because pearls don't like pickle or tumbling.) 1.Unspool approximately 26" of copper wire. Pull it smooth with flat nylon-jaw pliers. 2.Trim the end neatly (flush) with flush cutters. 3.Use ring-bending pliers to make as many equal sized coils as you can easily fit on the pliers.
Captured Aventurine Bracelet Tutorial
Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue 1.Unspool approximately 20" of copper wire. Pull it smooth with flat nylon-jaw pliers. 2.Trim the end neatly (flush) with flush cutters. 3.Coil the wire around a 14-20mm round mandrel, looping pliers, or bail-making pliers.
Aqua Love Necklace Tutorial
Created by: Cindy Morris 1. String necklace and finish ends following directions in Beading Cable How-to Sheet below. Use Wire Guardians for a professional finish at the ends of your beading cable. When using soft solder, you can use either a soldering iron or a gentle touch with a butane micro torch.
Metal Etching 101
Etching is a method of using chemicals to cut a design or pattern into a metal surface. Etching your own designs into metal is easier than it may sound, and it can be a fun and rewarding way to make your own jewelry! Learn the basics of how to choose your metals, choose your etchants, create or transfer your images with resists, and complete the etching process. Discover how to make a float boat for suspending your designs in etchant...
Astral Love Resin Necklace Tutorial
Epoxy resins provide a great way to create custom metal bezels and pendant frames without having to solder. Learn how to make a “cold connections” resin pendant copper bezel wire. 1. Design the base shape: Decide where the bezel will be and the placement of any other embellishments. Don’t forget the loop/ bail for hanging the piece (if necessary). 2. Using shears, cut base shape from 24-gauge sheet metal. Shape and texture metal base.
Bowl of Peaches Earrings - Tutorial
Learn to make sweet earrings with a dapped set of disks in sterling and copper. A tumbler REALLY gets these domed disks shiny! They are reflecting so much light back, that the Rose Peach crystals look much more intense and vivid than their normal peachy hue.
5 Minute Rings Tutorial
Cut a 20-gauge or 24-gauge 0.25" (wide) strip of copper, brass or sterling sheet approximately 2.75" long. Smooth and straighten with a nylon hammer. Optional: Texture or stamp if desired. File corners and edges smooth, using #2-cut needle file, so...