Tag Archives: Gold Vermeille

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.  […]

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 rainbow moonstone beads.  Start with 26 gauge wire – and actually the longer the better.  Thread all of the beads and hold at the bottom using one hand (and actually it’s better with a pair of pliers) to wrap the […]

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 Calla Lily cone for the skirt and Angel Wings.  First make the legs.  Take a small head pin and thread the 3mm bicone.  Make a loop and slip the chain inside the loop before closing it by wire wrapping.  Use […]

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 angel wing spacer bead by Amoracast, followed by a 4mm pearl and another daisy spacer for the halo. You can substitute the beads for the skirt and head, but the essential component are the wings.   Thread all of the components, […]

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 (at least 1.5″ – 3.5cm) , from the bottom up. Then, with a pair of round nose pliers, make a loop.  Make sure that it is the size you want, with the tip of the pliers, so that it is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Gold vermeille ( pronounced ‘vermay’ ) refers to sterling silver that has been plated with a layer of gold. The base metal is usually sterling silver but, in some markets, this isn’t always the case.  If the item is to qualify as gold vermeille it must have at least one 10 karate layer of gold […]

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