Silver and Stone Overlay Pendant

This project develops skills in sawing, pierce-work, overlay, sweat soldering, bezel-making, stone setting, and finishing techniques. You can adapt it to different shaped pendants with different pierced-work patterns to complement your stone. The illustrated pendant has a hook, rather [ … ] Read More

Bamboo Stacking Rings

Make these fun and beautiful, hand fabricated, BAMBOO STACKING RINGS! This Tutorial has been reprinted from “Jewelry Making Daily” and is by Elizabeth Ann Tokoly This classic, elegant ring builds on simple metalsmithing techniques – forming, soldering, filing – [ … ] Read More

Setting Up Your Metalsmithing Studio

This is a fairly comprehensive list of tools and supplies that you will need to set up your metalsmithing studio.  Thank you for shopping! You will need a jeweller’s bench and a soldering bench or fire safe table area, plus [ … ] Read More

MAKING SPINNER RINGS

  SPINNER RINGS Spinner rings, fidget rings, meditation rings.  The Spinner Ring continues to be popular and fun to wear!  A modern take on the Tibetan Prayer Wheel, these rings are designed so that the inner ring sits comfortably [ … ] Read More

Setting Stones in Handmade Bezels

There many ways to set stones including; bezels (hand-fabricated or pre-made), claws, flush set, tension set, channel, etc. but knowing how to set your stones in hand-fabricated bezels is an essential technique in metalsmithing.  This technique is not difficult, [ … ] Read More

Glossary of Terms

~ A ~ Agate ~ Multi-coloured microscopically crystalline, variegated chalcedony. It may be banded, irregularly clouded or have visible impurities as in moss agate. It is a very common variety of quartz principally found in Brazil Alexandrite ~ A [ … ] Read More