From Traditional to Permanent Bracelet | Permanent Jewelry Micro Welding Idea Tutorial

In this video, I document how I turned and welded an antique sterling silver bracelet [...]

Are Grounded Pliers Safe for Welding Permanent Jewelry?

Are grounded, pliers, safe and reliable for welding Permanent Jewelry? In this video I attempt [...]

What Is Inside of a Cultured Pearl?

Have you ever wondered what is inside of a cultured pearl? Why do freshwater pearls come in [...]

How to Make a Unique Watch Band Accessory – Unleash Your Creativity with Micro Welding Tutorial

In this video, I demonstrate different ways to bling up your watchband, using micro welding [...]

How to Micro Weld a Trinity Ring – Unleash Your Creativity with Micro Welding 

In this video, I demonstrate how to easily make a trinity rolling ring (a ring [...]

Welding Pearl Drop Stud Earrings – Unleash Your Creativity with Micro Welding

In this video, I demonstrate how to make a pair of pearl drop stud earrings [...]

Is Permanent Jewelry Profitable as a Business?

I often get asked: Is Permanent Jewelry Profitable as a Business? So, I decided to [...]

How much does it COST to start a Permanent Jewelry (PJ) Business – Small Business Break Down

In this video, I will attempt to thoroughly answer the question: How much does it cost [...]

A look at the benefits of micro welders

I am the founder of Stones and Findings, a jewelry components wholesale company, specializing in [...]

Elevate Your Business with Permanent Jewelry: Embracing Experiential Retail

Businesses in the current retail landscape are constantly seeking innovative ways to captivate customers and [...]

How to Weld Onto Yourself Without Assistance – Permanent Jewelry Micro Welding Tutorial

As you can see in this video, I have many permanent jewelry bracelets on my [...]

How to Weld Charms and Drops onto Rings or Bangles – Unleash your Creativity with Micro Welding

In this video, I demonstrate how to weld drops onto any existing piece of jewelry, [...]

How to Weld A Magnetic Clasp Bracelet – Step By Step Jewelry Tutorial

In this tutorial, I demonstrate how to measure, cut and weld a magnetic bracelet. Magnetic clasp [...]

How to Cut and Re-Weld Chain Links to be Inconspicuous – Step By Step Permanent Jewelry Tutorial

In this tutorial, I demonstrate how to cut a chain for welding a Permanent Bracelet [...]

How to Make and Weld Sterling Silver Wire Heart Stud Earrings – Unleash Your Creativity Episode 8

In this tutorial, I demonstrate how to make these heart stud earrings using sterling silver [...]

How to Weld a Turquoise Bar Necklace – Unleash Your Creativity Episode 7

In this episode, I demonstrate fine wire welding technique and show how to make stone [...]

Unleash Your Creativity with Micro Welding Episode 6 – How to Weld Threader Earrings

In this video, I show how to weld long threaders earrings, and master the technique [...]

How To Weld Reindeer Antler Pearl Earrings | Christmas Jewelry Idea

In this video, I show how easy it is to make festive Reindeer Earrings by [...]

Sunstone PJ Scope Mobile 5x Full Product Review For Permanent Jewelry

In this video, I conduct a product review for the PJ Scope Mobile 5X Optics, [...]

The BEST Power Setting For Micro Welding With and Without Argon | Free Chart Table Resource

Optimal Power Setting is one that gives a consistent and secure weld, while not over [...]

How To Weld MAGNETIC COCKTAIL RING

A wonderfully creative idea for both cocktail parties and gift-giving! A Magnetic Ring will not [...]

Sunstone Micro-welder Comparison for Handmade and Permanent Jewelry Artisans

In this video, I compare the lineup of micro welders in the permanent jewellery industry, [...]

Zapp Plus Product Review

This is a full product review for the recently released Zapp Plus micro welder, produced [...]

Are Oval Jump Rings Better? Jump Ring Hack

In this video, I discuss the advantages and disadvantages of oval jump rings, especially with [...]

Unleash Your Creativity with Micro Welding Episode 2 – Baroque Pearl Pendant Necklace

In this video, I shared the technique of making a pendant by welding wire with [...]

How to Make Stud Earrings with Pearl Beads Micro Welding Tutorial – Unleash Your Creativity With Micro Welder Episode One

In this video, I demonstrate how to make pearl stud earrings using round wire, pearl [...]

How to Attach Jump Rings To Bezels – Micro Welding Tutorial for Permanent Jewelry

In this video, I demonstrate the best and easiest way to turn a pendant into [...]

How to Successfully Weld Super Fine Jump Rings and Wire Tutorial

In this video, I show tricks to weld super fine jump rings. Both sides of the [...]

How To Weld Invisible Connection with Briolette Drop for Permanent Bracelets – Microwelder Tutorial

In this video, I demonstrate how easy it is to weld an invisible connection with [...]

How to Weld Briolette (Teardrop) Beads in Seconds – Micro Welding Tutorial

This video shows you how easy it is to attach a briolette (teardrop) stone by [...]

How to Measure and Weld a Permanent Bangle Bracelet Using Wire

In this video, I teach how to measure and weld a Permanent Bangle Bracelet from [...]

Full Product Review of The Zapp Micro Welder

Sunstone Engineering, producer of the leading permanent jewelry welder, the Orion mPulse 30, and the [...]

How to Assemble the Orion PJ Pulse Arc Micro Welder – Permanent Jewelry Tutorial and Welder Demo

This video shows how easy it is to assemble the Orion PJ Micro Welder and [...]

How to Weld a Box Chain With and Without Jump Ring Permanent Jewelry Tutorial

In this video, I share with you the techniques and tips for welding a box [...]

Orion PJ vs mPulse 30 for Permanent Jewelry- Comparison and Product Review

This video is an in-depth comparison between the Orion mPulse 30 and the new Orion [...]

The Pop-Up World: Everything You Need to Know

I presented this permanent jewelry business lesson live at PJX (Permanent Jewelry Expo in Las [...]

How to Choose Suppliers that Put You First

I presented this lesson live at PJX (Permanent Jewelry Expo in Las Vegas), sponsored by [...]

Chain 101: Everything You Need to Know about Size, Style, Metal, and Gauge

The ultimate crash course in metal jewelry components and chains! I taught this at the Permanent [...]

Permanent Jewelry Trends and Ideas – Permanent Jewelry Expo Lesson, Tutorial, and Notes

In this video, I share the latest trends and ideas for permanent jewelry. I taught [...]

Permanent Jewelry Tutorial – The Best Length for Permanent Anklet

Permanent anklets are far trickier than traditional anklets because you do not have a clasp [...]

How Best to See More Clearly and Safely When Micro Welding – Orion PJ Micro Welder

This video will show you a revolutionary hack so that you can see the tiny [...]

Permanent Jewelry Tutorial – Tip – How to Find The Jump Ring Seam After Closing Before Welding

External In this video I demonstrate ways to help you locate the jump ring seam more easily [...]

 How to Wire Wrap Cultured Freshwater Pearl or Stone Bead Connector for Bracelets

In this video, I show how to wrap a pearl connector using wire and freshwater [...]

 How To Fix and Salvage Jump Rings and Bad Welds for Permanent Jewelry – Orion Micro Welder Tutorial

I made this video for Morgan (from Florida) – she asked if there is any [...]

How To Prevent Stuck Electrode – Permanent Jewelry Welding with the Orion Micro Welder mPulse

I made this video in response to a question posed in the comments of another [...]

How To Wire Wrap Birthstones for Permanent Bracelet Charms

This Jewelry Tutorial video shows you how to wire wrap a birthstone or beaded charm [...]

 How To Create a Fidget Ring – Permanent Jewelry Tutorial – Orion Micro Welder mPulse

This video shows you how to create and weld a fidget ring. Studies have shown [...]

 Permanent Jewelry Business Strategy – Refund Policy and Tips – Orion Micro Welder Tutorial

Should I give an unhappy customer a full refund? New business owners in the permanent [...]

 How to Clean Sterling Silver Permanent Bracelets – Jewelry Tutorial

This video shows you the best way to clean sterling silver permanent bracelets. Very important [...]

Longevity Of A Permanent Gold Filled Bracelet – How Long Permanent Jewelry Lasts – Documented

I will show you my video that documents the longevity of my daughter’s permanent bracelet. [...]

 How to Open and Close Jump Rings Properly and Securely – Permanent Jewelry

In this Short video, I show How to Open and Close Jump Rings – Properly  [...]

How To Prevent Silver From Tarnishing Without Lacquer Coating – Experiment on Italian Silver Coating

Everybody is looking for the best method to prevent silver from tarnishing. I filmed this [...]

How to To Tell Real vs Fake Gold Filled (Plated vs Genuine Gold Filled) Gold Acid Test

I find it impossible just by looking with the naked eye, if a chain is [...]

Welding is Easy – First Time Welding Permanent Jewelry with Orion Micro Welder mPulse

I want to share this video with you because many people are interested in starting a [...]

Easiest Way to Make Hand Stamp Initial Connector – Permanent Jewelry Tutorial Micro Welding

In this video I show the trick to getting a straight and clean hand stamp [...]

Tricks and Tips for Better Welding Control – Best Power Setting For Orion Micro Welder and Permanent Jewelry

Permanent Jewelry with Orion Micro Welder In this video I show some tricks of fine [...]

Are Dark Safety Goggles Necessary for Using The Orion Micro Welder When Welding Permanent Bracelets?

Permanent Jewelry with Orion Micro Welder It is recommended that operators wear dark protective safety [...]

How To Weld Permanent Bracelet With Beads and No Jump Ring

Welding Permanent Bracelets In this videohttps://youtu.be/nRDM5nuB7mk I show you how to weld a permanent bracelet [...]

How to Make Jump Rings Smaller for Permanent Bracelet and Jewelry Making – Orion Micro Welder mPulse

  In this video, I show how to reduce the size of jump rings for [...]

5 Things to Know About Gold Filled Permanent Bracelets Permanent Jewelry with Orion Micro Welder

Permanent Jewelry with Orion Micro Welder Gold filled chains are a great option for permanent [...]

How to Clean Tarnished Silver Permanent Bracelet

What Tarnishes Silver Jewelry? In this video, I demonstrate which household lotions and chemicals we [...]

How to Make a Custom Chain Ring (Permanent Jewelry) Welding with Orion Micro Welder mPulse

In this video, I show how to make a chain ring right on the hand, [...]

How to Make a Permanent Bracelet with Old Jewelry

We all have old jewelry that is beautiful or has sentimental value that we can [...]

How to Make a Permanent Bracelet with Birthstone Charm

In this video, I filmed the process of making a permanent gold filled bracelet with [...]

Welding Mother and Daughter Permanent Bracelet with the Orion Micro Welder mPulse

In this video, I filmed the process of creating and welding a Mother and Daughter [...]

What is Permanent Jewelry? Why this trend is so hot and How it works Explained – Orion Micro Welder

In this video, I will attempt to provide a thorough explanation as to what Permanent Jewelry [...]

How To Weld Permanent Beaded Bracelet No Jump Rings – Short Jewelry Tutorial – Orion Micro Welder

Welding Permanent Bracelets This short Jewelry Tutorial (long version available on my Micro Welder Playlist) [...]

Important Tips On Electrode and Power for Orion Micro Welder – Permanent Jewelry Welding Tutorial

This video will talk about what you need to know about the maintenance and shape [...]

Is Argon Gas Necessary for Welding with the Orion Micro Welder?

Is Argon gas necessary to weld successfully with the Orion Micro Welder? Does the use [...]

Small Jumps Rings: How to make them for Welding Permanent Bracelet

If you need a very small jump ring to go through a fine chain so [...]

FaceTime Jewelry How-To Lesson for Orion Micro Welder

I show you the points from my very first FaceTime micro welder lesson that I [...]

Welding fine link chains

How To Weld Permanent Bracelet with Thin Fine Chain In this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49HShhhT7v8&t=1s, I show [...]

Wire Wrapping Attaching Fine Chain to Clasp Without Soldering

Easy DIY Jewelry Tutorial : Wire Wrapping Loops I have this quick video showing you [...]

How To Weld Permanent Bracelet With Beads and No Jump Ring

Welding Permanent Bracelets In this videohttps://youtu.be/nRDM5nuB7mk I show you how to weld a permanent bracelet [...]

Click Back Huggie Hoop Earring 

How to open a Click Back Huggie Hoop Earring I am going to show you [...]

Amoracast Modern Hook

Amoracast Modern Hook with Marquis Labradorite I love using the Modern Hook (FE8RV) for its [...]

Forever Anklet

How To Weld Permanent Forever Wing Anklet – Step by Step Tutorial with Orion Micro [...]

Ring Bracelet Permanent Jewelry

How To Make Ring Bracelet Permanent Jewelry – Step by Step Tutorial with Orion Micro [...]

Removable Waist Chain

How to Make Removable Waist Chain with Clasp – Using Orion Micro Welder mPulse – [...]

Jump Rings and Fine Chains

How to Add Jump Ring Through Fine Chain (and Satellite Chain)- Jewelry Tutorial This video [...]

Gold Filled Components and Chain

Can You Weld or Solder it?  Can you solder or weld gold filled jump rings [...]

Amoracast Dragonflies – Welding Forever Bracelets

How to Weld Forever Permanent Bracelet with Amoracast Design Using the Orion Micro Welder mPulse [...]

The Orion Micro Welder – Welding Forever Bracelets

Use The Orion Micro Welder to weld your Forever Bracelets In this video, I show [...]

Stud Earrings – Professional Look

Jewelry Hack Tutorial -Ball Studs for Beginners In this video, I show one of my [...]

Hoop Studs: Transforming your Earrings

Jewelry Tutorial Hack -Easy Ways to Wear Hoop Stud Earrings Hoop Stud earrings are awesome!!  [...]

Using A Wire Guardian

DIY Jewelry Tutorial – How to Finish A Strung Beaded Necklace This video will show [...]

Gold Filled Chain – Dramatic Baroque Pearl Ring

DIY Jewelry Tutorial – How to Make A Baroque Pearl gold filled Chain Ring (or [...]

Charm Holder – Using Soldered Rings

Jewelry Tutorial – Easy Steps to Make a Soldered Ring Charm Holder Pendant This video [...]

Endless Hoops to Eternity Necklace

DIY Jewelry Tutorial Hack – How to Make Eternity Necklace Pendant (with Salvaged Endless Hoops) [...]

Wire Wrap – Flower Connector

Jewelry Tutorial – How to Wire Wrap a Florette Pattern Connector In this jewelry tutorial [...]

Lariat Necklace – Easy and Adjustable

DIY Jewelry Tutorial -Easiest Adjustable Lariat Necklace This video will show you how to make [...]

Blog Article – Interchangeable Earring DIY How-To Jewelry Tutorial for Silicone Bead

This video will show how you can easily create an earring enhancer for multiple looks [...]

Slip On Adjustable Bracelet – How-To Jewelry Tutorial with Silicone Bead

This video will show how to make a sliding adjustable bracelet using a silicone bead [...]

How To Easily Wrap Top Drill Drop Stones – DIY Earrings

Some people find wire wrapping briolettes (top drill drop stones) very difficult and intimidating.  Here [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – Easiest Way to Make a Ring – Chain Ring Wire Wrapping

This is literally the easiest ring that you can make, but with professional looking results!You [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – How to Use The Sliding Adjustable Add-A-Bead Necklace

The Adjustable Add A Bead Necklace will allow you to customize the exact length of [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – Easy Way to Wrap Stone Bead Into Pendant

This is one of the easiest ways to wrap a stone bead into a pendant.  [...]

Beginner to Pro Jewelry Tips Product Review – Orion Micro Welder mPulse

Soldering is a messy business, with flux, flame and having to pickle and clean.  It [...]

DYI Jewelry Tutorial – How To Make Beginner Earrings with Lever Back

The earrings in this video are beginner only because they are super easy to make.  However, [...]

Jewelry Hack – Using Charms with Studs

You can create many new earring looks easily by threading studs through charms before putting [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – Opening and Closing Endless Hoops

Endless Hoops have a sleek and seamless look. To achieve this look, there is no [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – How to Use The Custom Loop Stacking Ring

This ring should be a staple for any jewelry maker and seller because it is easy [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – Ribbon Tassel Making

I am using soft ribbon by Mokuba for this tassel.  However, all of the materials can [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – Wire Wrapping Flourette Chandelier Earrings With Crystal and Chain

This is a simple and cost effective way to make beautiful chandelier earrings.Thread the center [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – Making A Pea Pod Pearl Necklace

It is very easy to make and you can have more pearls or birthstone beads, [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – How To Use The Cat Ear Bead Cap To Make Kitty Earrings

Use a long ball pin (2″ long) and thread the 3mm beads for the tail, [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – How To Wire Wrap A Cocktail Ring

.   Start by measuring the amount of wire you will need.  You can easily do [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – How to Make Chandelier Earrings with Chain and Beads

.   Chandelier earrings can be easily made with chains.  All of the components can be [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – Finishing A Wire Bracelet With Clasp

After you have strung all of the beads on wire, first thread the crimp bead [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – Removing Scuff Marks with 3M Polishing Paper

Scuff marks are inevitable with wear and storage.  Especially if you have a larger surface [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – Making Bell Shaped Earrings with Lily Of The Valley Cone

You can make bell shaped earrings using the Lily of the Valley Bead Cones by [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – Adding Ribbon Tie to Beaded Necklace

How to create a ribbon tie for a necklace when the beads are too small to [...]

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 [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – How To Wire Wrap Beads Onto A Frame For A Unique Look

  This method works for any frame and any bead, but I am using Herkimer [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – How to Wire Wrap an ID Bracelet with Herkimer Diamonds or Beads

When you have a long section of beads that you want to thread with wire [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – How To Make A Beaded Ring with Herkimer Diamond

Note that any of the beads and the wire can pretty much be substituted.  It [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – How To Make Stud Earrings By Wire Wrapping Herkimer Diamonds Or Any Bead

This method works for any bead, provided the hole is large enough for the desired [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – How to Make a Necklace Using the Ivy Cail by Amoracast

The Cail, invented by Amoracast, works like a cap and looks like a bail – [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – How to Use a Unicorn Bead cap

Use a head pin (at least 1.5″ long) and thread your bead and then the [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – How to Make a Basic Wire Wrap for a Top Drilled Drop

To wire wrap top drill (sometimes called a side drill) drop (often called a briolette), [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – How to Wire Wrap Nest Beads with Wire.

Begin with a length of wire and wrap around a doweling – the size depends [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – How to Wire Wrap Beads Along the Modern Earring Hook by Amoracast

Here is how I made these earrings using the Amoracast Modern Hook and 2 mm [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – How to Make An Angel Pendant Using Calla Lily Cone and Angel Wing Spacer Bead By Amoracast

We are using 3mm bicones and 2 inch chain for the legs and feet, the [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – How to Make Angel Pendant with Angel Wing Spacer Bead by Amoracast

To Create, use a stone pear shaped bead before the skirt, a daisy spacer, an [...]

Jewelry Tutorial – How to easily make reindeer earrings with the Antler Bead Cap by Amoracast

First thing you do is thread all of the beads using a long head pin [...]

Gold Filled vs Gold Plated Jewellery

Gold Filled is an American metal manufacturing process and legal standard of quality . It [...]

Forming Shapes from Soldered Rings- Jewellery Hack

I often incorporate unusually shaped sterling silver pieces in my jewellery. It is actually very easy but [...]

Cascading Chain Tutorial

This jewelry tutorial video shows how to make long cascading chain earrings with a briolette [...]

Notice to all Customers on supply disruption due to Coronavirus

As you may have already heard – the Coronavirus has become a serious threat in [...]

Instagram Tips That Actually Grow Your Business Part 1

I’m going to share my Instagram Journey with you .  All the tips I have learned [...]

Jewelry Hack – Turning Head Pins Into Stud Earrings

Perfect for both beginners and seasoned designers .  To make these studs you are going to [...]

Easy Stretchy Bracelet

Perfect for both beginners and seasoned designers .  To make this bracelet you are going to [...]

The Pendulum Bail

Not only are these bails stunning, they are easy to use! .  To make this necklace [...]

Get the Perfect Frame

Learn how to create these dramatic framed bar earrings!  .  To make this necklace you [...]

The Perfect Minimalist Single Stone Necklace

This video shows how to wire wrap a briolette (side drilled tear drop stone) into [...]

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! .  [...]

How to Use the Amoracast Pineapple Cap

This video shows you how to use the popular Amoracast Pineapple Crown caps! These lovely [...]

Huggie Studs Made Easy

This video shows you how to set a Herkimer Diamond into Huggie Prong Earring stud [...]

How to Wire Wrap Beads Onto a Chain in a Cluster

This video shows how to wire wrap beads on a chain in a cluster style. [...]

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) [...]

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 [...]

How To Use Beading Hoops to Make Jewelry – Earrings and Pendants

Beading hoops are useful and versatile, in today’s video I’m making a pair of earrings [...]

Jewelry Making Techniques – How to Wire Wrap Herkimer Beaded Gold Filled Hoop Earrings

This video shows how to wire wrap Herkimer Diamond Beads onto 40mm gold filled earring [...]

How To Wire Wrap Beads Into a Ring

This video shows you how to wire wrap 5 rondel moonstone beads onto a size [...]

How To Wire Wrap Linked Beads in a Chain Style

This video shows how to link beads by wire wrapping them and how to finish [...]

How to Solder With Flux and Avoid Balling Up the Flux

This video features a tip on how to solder silver with flux and what to [...]

How to Attach Beads By Folding Wire

One of many techniques in jewellery making is folding wire after it’s been passed through [...]

Jewelry Projects – How to Make Dragonfly Bead Earrings

Dragonfly earrings are not just an easy design to make but they’re also easy to [...]

How to Wire Wrap a Side Drilled Stone 2

Learn how to wire wrap a side drilled stone using sterling silver wire. This basic [...]

How to Use Wire Guardians and Thread

In today’s video, we’re going to show you how to finish off a strand of [...]

How To Use Clam Shell Bead Tips

Clamshell beads are a great way to finish off a strung necklace, we’ll walk you [...]

Setting Up a Pop-Up Shop: Part 9 – Branding and Packaging

Studies have shown that, on average, each consumer needs to be exposed to a brand [...]

Setting Up a Pop-Up Shop: Part 8 – Signage

Signage is a vital communication tool for any company or designer.  It communicates professionalism and provides [...]

Setting Up a Pop-Up Shop: Part 7 – Efficient Packing and Unpacking

When you’re pressured by time to pack and unpack your shop, either because you’re working [...]

Setting Up a Pop-Up Shop: Part 6 – Display Trays, Inserts and U-pins

Displaying jewelry on materials such as driftwood or cushions always looks gorgeous, however, when you [...]

Setting Up a Pop-Up Shop: Part 5 – Earring Displays

When displaying earrings sometimes you just need height, sometimes you have limited space or a [...]

Setting Up a Pop-Up Shop: part 4 – Merchandising Colours

Thin jewelry can become visually lost when merchandised with chunkier pieces. The best way to [...]

Setting Up a Pop-Up Shop: Part 3

When planning a Pop-Up shop that needs to be packed up and transported quickly stackable [...]

Setting Up a Pop-Up Shop: Part 2

When merchandising a Pop-Up shop, or even an in-store display, it’s most visually appealing to [...]

Setting Up a Pop-Up Shop: Part 1

Here’s a behind the scenes look at the preparation and execution of a pop-up jewelry [...]

Huggie Earrings – Setting Beads & Beach Glass

Amoracast has come up with a fantastic and easy way to turn sea glass, drilled semi-precious [...]

Jewelry Lacquer S.O.S – Part 3

Jeweler’s Lacquer What do you do when your pendant has tarnished and you’re not loving [...]

Jeweler’s Lacquer Experiment – Part 2

Jeweler’s Lacquer  To see whether or not jeweler’s lacquer is effective in protecting gold plating [...]

How to Protect Plating from Tarnishing – Part 1

Protecting plating from tarnishing is the bane of many designer’s existence! Sometimes you simply cannot [...]

Lighting Jewellery for Social Media Photos

We’re often asked how we set up our lighting for social media photos, including the [...]

Sterling Silver Chains Revisited

Silver has been increasing in popularity over the past decade. There are many reasons for [...]

Opal

The word 'opal' comes from the Sanskrit upala, meaning 'precious' or 'valuable stone'...

Turquoise

One of the first gems ever mined, turquoise delighted traders on the Silk Road…

Threading With Soft Flex

Soft Flex is an excellent medium for making beaded jewellery, and also one of the [...]

The Beauty of Bulk Chains

Bulk Chains, or chains by the meter, are a fundamental component for any jewelry designer.  They [...]

Pricing Strategy for your Jewellery Designs – Part 2

Pricing your jewellery is non-trivial and there are many factors to take into consideration. Our [...]

Pricing Strategy for your Jewellery Designs – Part 1

There are full semester courses at top business schools devoted to the topic of pricing [...]

Pricing Strategy for your Jewellery Designs – Part 3

I often get asked by jewellery designers, selling for the first time or transitioning...

The Symbolism of Doves

Doves have long been a source of fascination for artists and philosophers alike. For artists, [...]

Crystals

Derived from the Greek word krystallos, which has been translated as 'clear ice,' crystal refers [...]

Leather Bead Tips

If you can perform the Crimp, you can fix a bead tip to a leather [...]

Garnet

The garnet family of gemstones has been used as an abrasive and for decoration since [...]

Jewellery Making Business Success – Part 1

It always amazes me how stark of a contrast in attitude and discipline a successful [...]

Centre Drill Double End Wire Wrap ( with video )

When a gemstone or bead has been drilled through the centre, and a two-sided connection [...]

Shapes in Freshwater Pearls

Looking at the fashion trend for the last few years, geometric designs are in. You'll [...]

Jewellery Making Business Success – Part 2

Successful retailers never take their customers and suppliers for granted. Showing appreciation for your customer [...]

Glass

In the modern world, glass has an interesting multiple personality…

Sunstone

Sunstone, known to the scientific community as aventurine feldspar, is famous for its spangled golden [...]

Earring Hoop

You'll find it surprisingly easy to form an earring hoop, the foundation for classic bangles [...]

The Lobster Claw Clasp ( with video )

Lobster claws, once attached, are among the easiest of clasps to use on a necklace, [...]

Jade

Even today jade is frequently associated with the Chinese Dynasties, and still conveys its legacy [...]

Oxidize your Sterling Silver

Oxidizing sterling silver is far easier than it sounds and offers a large range of [...]

Beading Hoop

You'll find it surprisingly easy to form a beading hoop, the foundation for a multitude [...]

The Chain Matters

How often have you visited a jewellery designer's booth and loved a pendant or bracelet [...]

Aventurine

Aventurine is a form of quartz that is given visual distinction by its unique, shimmering [...]

Pearls

Well known for their unique shine and smooth texture, Pearls have been the world's favourite [...]

Make the Most of your Designing Time

The first part of designing: Pre-Planning

Wholesale Vs. Consignment

When you make the transition from selling homemade jewelry yourself to having it sold in [...]

Chains and How To Use Them

Chains can be used to dramatically suspend gems, stones, jewellery beads, and all manner of [...]

Gold Vermeille & Gold-Filled, What’s the Difference?

Gold vermeille ( pronounced ‘vermay’ ) refers to sterling silver that has been plated with [...]

Using Jax to Antique Sterling Silver

Darkened silver has always been a popular, often used to inspire an antique or Victorian [...]

The Symbolism of Dragonflies

All over the world, the dragonfly symbolizes change and the change in perspective of self [...]

Defy the Label

A couple of weeks ago I had a young woman come into the showroom with [...]

Who is Your Supplier Supplying?

As an artist, a jewellery designer would never want to share the supply chain with [...]