Tag Archives: sterling silver

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 […]

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 – hence, Cail! It is a clever invention that can transform any vertically drilled bead into a beautiful pendant.   Start by forming the Cail around the bead, if it is irregularly shaped.  Once you are satisfied with the way it will sit, […]

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 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 the head pin.  Then […]

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), you can do a basic wrap with a loop, or a fancier wrap, with lots of wire around the tip.  This video shows the basic technique.   Start by cutting 2″ of wire (more if larger drop, or less if the […]

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

Begin with a length of wire and wrap around a doweling – the size depends on how large you want the beads to be. Start off with a bit of wrapping and then crisscross as many times as possible.  How many times depends on aesthetic. Keep crisscrossing until there is only a bit of wire […]

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 […]

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