Category Archives: Manipulating

Jewelry Tutorial – Removing Scuff Marks with 3M Polishing Paper

Scuff marks are inevitable with wear and storage.  Especially if you have a larger surface area. Their removal is made easier with 3M Polishing Papers. 3M makes polishing papers of various grit (higher the number, the finer it is and closer to mirror finish you can get).  If your scuff marks are deeper, you may […]

Jewelry Tutorial – How to Use the Side Cail as Bail for Side Drill Drops

The Side Cail is the perfect bail for briolettes (side drilled drops) Begin by forming the Side Cail to fit the drop – measuring the width where the drill holes are.  The width of stones usually varies in most strands, so you want to do this for individual drops and not do them all at once.  […]

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 […]

The Pendulum Bail

Not only are these bails stunning, they are easy to use! .  To make this necklace you are going to need the following: 1.  Amoracast Pendulum Bail 2.  A Front Drilled Pendant 3. Chain 4.  A Jump Ring The Pendulum Bail, by Amoracast, is elegant in aesthetic as it is in design.  It works on the […]

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 […]

Huggie Studs Made Easy

This video shows you how to set a Herkimer Diamond into Huggie Prong Earring stud component. (You can set it free hand, but I am using a watch maker tool that has a hole long enough for the post. You can also use a vise or drill a small hole into a block of wood. […]

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