Tag Archives: jewelry design

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, then beads for the body bead and then the cap.  The cap fits ideally an 8mm bead.  If your bead is irregular in shape, adjust the cap slightly to fit snug around the bead. Using a pair of round nose pliers, make a loop with […]

Jewelry Tutorial – How To Wire Wrap A Cocktail Ring

.   Start by measuring the amount of wire you will need.  You can easily do this by using a piece of string or dental floss – place around the knuckle or ring sizer and then stretch it out over a ruler.  Or you can look it up online if you know the size.  For my […]

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 substituted, but it is essential that the hole of the small beads is smaller than 2x the pin diameter (so that when you fold back the pin, it stops the bead from being able to slide out). Tip – I […]

Huggie Earrings – Setting Beads & Beach Glass

Amoracast has come up with a fantastic and easy way to turn sea glass, drilled semi-precious stones and practically anything you want into a pair of beautiful and unique earrings! I’ve used a pair of their prong settings with a loop which you can put through your ear piercing and wrap around your earlobe.  Amoracast also […]

Jeweler’s Lacquer Experiment – Part 2

Jeweler’s Lacquer  To see whether or not jeweler’s lacquer is effective in protecting gold plating over the copper in our pink sapphire pendant, we experimented to see what would happen when we placed an uncoated pendant and one coated with jeweler’s lacquer in a bath of silver blackener. The silver blackener, used to achieve the […]

Jewellery Making Business Success – Part 1

Dyed Iridescent Green Nugget

It always amazes me how stark of a contrast in attitude and discipline a successful retailer exhibits in comparison to one who is struggling. The same thing can be said about jewellery designers and also staff…

Shapes in Freshwater Pearls

Looking at the fashion trend for the last few years, geometric designs are in. You’ll notice this trend increasingly in Balenciaga or Pedro Lourenco. A great way to play off…