Metalsmithing and Jewelry Making Techniques
How to take gemstones and set them into pieces of jewelry. Including rings, necklaces, bracelets and more.
A Bench Jeweler are artisans who sit in the back room patiently working on and carving Jewelry with very little to no acknowledgement on their work of art after.
An overview on How to Make a Beaded Necklace. Detailed information on the tools, materials, designs and techniques on making a beautiful beaded necklace.
Wax opens a world of creativity for jewelers. Learn how to use centrifugal and vacuum casting techniques, tools, and machines to make wax models safely.
A step by step procedure on how to make a bracelet. Detailed information on tools and materials needed. Read and Understand instructions to complete steps.
Getting a brilliant polish is one of the most important steps to finishing fine jewelry. Learn the tools and techniques you'll need for polishing metals.
Using prongs is the most common way to secure a gem to a jewelry piece. Learn basic prong setting procedures and how to make a variety of adjustments.
Soldering is one of the most useful techniques a metal smith can have. It is used both to create new pieces and to repair damaged jewelry.
This is a neat, simple, project that will teach you how to string beads with wire. You can take these skills and create bracelets, necklaces, earrings, etc.
Some household products and do-it-yourself methods can clean jewelry safely and save you money. Discover the common ingredients in some miracle cleaners.
These tips and tools for handling gems securely will help novice gemologists and gem cutters reduce the risk of dropping and losing valuable stones.
This is a quickie, the day the Kraft Masters were setting up Robert who is the plant manager at Precious Metals West casting platinum.
Precious metal clay (or PMC) is just what it sounds like: fine silver or gold ground extremely small and suspended in a binder to create clay. For both novice and experienced jewelry makers, working with this material has many advantages. Read on to learn more about this versatile medium.
Mokume-Gane Metal Techniques with James Binnion. This is a very old technique of fusing various different metals together using pressure and heat.
Looking for alternatives to a classic diamond engagement ring? Learn about your options and see some wonderful photos of colored gemstone engagement rings.
David C Freda is a very well known metalsmith, artist, and naturalist. His work is considered some of the best in the world.
This new alloy is called Platinum Sterling, and is mostly fine silver with a modifier of Platinum in it (4-6%). There is also a small amount of copper.
Gerald Wykoff has gained worldwide recognition for his "Master's" series of gemological and lapidary books. The first, Beyond the Glitter, was a best seller