Category Archives: Jewellery Making Techniques

Gold Filled vs Gold Plated Jewellery

Gold Filled is an American metal manufacturing process and legal standard of quality . It differs greatly from gold plated. Gold filled is two sheets of solid karat gold (most popular being 14kt gold) bonded over (or for wire, rolled in tube) a core of brass. For a piece of jewelry to be legally stamped […]

Forming Shapes from Soldered Rings- Jewellery Hack

I often incorporate unusually shaped sterling silver pieces in my jewellery. It is actually very easy but the secret is to start with soldered rings. I form different shapes with pliers – pulling in opposite directions with two pairs of pliers to create squares and diamond shapes, pulling with one to create drop or scalloped shapes…all sorts […]

Cascading Chain Tutorial

This jewelry tutorial video shows how to make long cascading chain earrings with a briolette stone and thin chains. To Make These Earrings, you will need the following:1. FIne Cable Flat Oval Gold Filled Chain 2. 24ga Gold Filled Wire 3. Teardrop Rose Quartz 4. 4mm Round Bead 5. Gold Filled Earrings This technique can […]

Jewellery Hack – Turning Head Pins Into Stud Earrings

Perfect for both beginners and seasoned designers .  To make these studs you are going to need the following: 1. Pins in 20 or 22ga 2.  Wire Cutters 3. A file or Sand Paper   Here is a jewellery hack – turn your fancy head pins into stud earrings. If you have some unusual head pins […]

Easy Stretchy Bracelet

Perfect for both beginners and seasoned designers .  To make this bracelet you are going to need the following: 1.  Elastic Silk 2.  Smooth Round Rose Quartz   This video shows you how to string elastic bracelets with a stringing hack.  I often get asked what is the best elastic to use for stone bracelets.  I […]

Get the Perfect Frame

Learn how to create these dramatic framed bar earrings!  .  To make this necklace you are going to need the following: 1.  Amoracast Organic Leaf Frame 2.  10cm, Per Earring, of 26 ga Gold Filled Wire  3. Semi-Precious Stones (We are Using “Herkimers”) 4.  Amoracast Marquise Hooks This video shows you how to suspend a […]

The Perfect Minimalist Single Stone Necklace

This video shows how to wire wrap a briolette (side drilled tear drop stone) into a chain .  To make this necklace you are going to need the following: 1.  16″ Gold Filled chain  2.  15cm of 26 ga Gold Filled Wire  3.  A 8mm Rose Quartz Briolette   4.  Round and Chain Nose Pliers    […]

Beading Hoop 101: How to Make Fancy Beaded Earring Hooks

This video shows you how to reinvent the beading hoop into a fancy beaded earrings! .  To make these earrings you are going to need the following: 1.  Sterling Silver or Gold Filled Beading Hoops  2.  3mm Apatite Beads  3.  Amoracast Medium Corundum in either Sterling Silver or Gold Vermeille   4.  Round and Chain Nose […]

Project: How to make a Floating Necklace Using Large Hole Pearls.

This videos demonstrates how to make a floating pearl necklace.  I used large hole (2mm) coin pearl(PO01U) – but any large hole pearl or stone will work – and a 20 inch 0.86mm Italian silver box chain (CF3IS).The trick is gently squeezing the chain end to fit through the pearl and popping it back open […]

Jewelry Making Techniques – How To Wire Wrap A Decorative Pendant

This videos demonstrates how to create a decorative pendant.  When the pendant has a wide or flat edge or bottom, you can wrap multiple wires to create a metal accent in the middle of the pendant.  The secret is to pinch the wires together at each stage and to keep consistent tension throughout. I’ve got […]