Tag Archives: sterling silver

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 is a very easy alternative! Some might like the look of coiling the wire on top of drops, but if you don’t care for it or want to hang the drop from a fancy hoop or ring, here’s a video […]

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.  You can create any design in the front. The thickness of wire depends on the size of the hole – it is advisable to use the thickest wire that goes through. First decide and create the wire design that you […]

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 is even more complicated when you want to do that next to thin chains that can melt, or stones that can crack.  I had been looking for a clean and easy alternative to soldering for a long, long time!  Laser […]

Jewelry Tutorial – Opening and Closing Endless Hoops

Endless Hoops have a sleek and seamless look. To achieve this look, there is no hinge and opening and closing them can be a bit tricky, especially with the small ones, for those who are unfamiliar with them.  They’re easy to put on once you have figured out opening them by pivoting the ends to […]

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 and you can customize to the client’s wishes instantly.The ring has a loop on the top, with an opening on the side.  Simply use a pair of pliers to hold the top of the loop and twist to the side.  Slip […]

Jewelry Tutorial – Ribbon Tassel Making

I am using soft ribbon by Mokuba for this tassel.  However, all of the materials can be substituted – you can use ribbon or other materials of different widths and thicknesses.   Simply wrap the ribbon around your hand (or another object that will give you the length of tassel that you want).  How many times depends on […]

Jewelry Tutorial – Making A Pea Pod Pearl Necklace

It is very easy to make and you can have more pearls or birthstone beads, modify it with chains to make a fuchsia flower necklace, or add many more drops…..so many possibilities.   First wire wrap the pearl with a ball pin to have a loop on top.  Then using a jumpring in, loop the silver […]

Jewelry Tutorial – Finishing A Wire Bracelet With Clasp

After you have strung all of the beads on wire, first thread the crimp bead (you can use a crimp tube if you prefer), then use a wire guardian (this will protect the wire from fraying in the future as you wear it often).  Before threading back into the crimp bead, add a solder ring […]

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 – 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 Amoracast.   First, using wire thread all of the chains or drops that you’ve wire wrapped, in a round loop. Put all of the chains inside and then wire wrap that closed, making sure that the loop is big enough for […]

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