Metalsmithing and Jewelry Making Techniques


How to take gemstones and set them into pieces of jewelry. Including rings, necklaces, bracelets and more.

Prong Setting Gems: A Beginner's Guide

Prong Setting Gems: A Beginner's Guide

Using prongs is the most common way to secure a gem to a jewelry piece. Learn basic prong setting procedures...
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Polishing Metals: An Introduction

Polishing Metals: An Introduction

Getting a brilliant polish is one of the most important steps to finishing fine jewelry. Learn the tools and techniques...
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Soldering Precious Metals

Soldering Precious Metals

Soldering is one of the most useful techniques a metal smith can have. It is used both to create new...
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Tips and Tools for Handling Gems Securely

Tips and Tools for Handling Gems Securely

These tips and tools for handling gems securely will help novice gemologists and gem cutters reduce the risk of dropping...
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Money-Saving Ways to Clean Jewelry

Money-Saving Ways to Clean Jewelry

Some household products and do-it-yourself methods can clean jewelry safely and save you money. Discover the common ingredients in some...
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An Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Jewelry

An Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Jewelry

Precious metal clay is just what it sounds like: fine silver or gold ground extremely small and suspended in a...
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Centrifugal and Vacuum Casting For Jewelry: A Step-By-Step Guide

Centrifugal and Vacuum Casting For Jewelry: A Step-By-Step Guide

Wax opens a world of creativity for jewelers. Learn how to use centrifugal and vacuum casting techniques, tools, and machines...
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Robert Casting Platinum

Robert Casting Platinum

This is a quickie, the day the Kraft Masters were setting up Robert who is the plant manager at Precious...
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Mokume-Gane Metal Techniques

Mokume-Gane Metal Techniques

Mokume-Gane Metal Techniques with James Binnion. This is a very old technique of fusing various different metals together using pressure...
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David C Freda Enameling Demo

David C Freda is a very well known metalsmith, artist, and naturalist. His work is considered some of the best...
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Casting Platinum Sterling - A New Alloy

This new alloy is called Platinum Sterling, and is mostly fine silver with a modifier of Platinum in it (4-6%)....
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Make a Bracelet

Make a Bracelet

A step by step procedure on how to make a bracelet. Detailed information on tools and materials needed. Read and...
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How to Make a Beaded Necklace

How to Make a Beaded Necklace

An overview on How to Make a Beaded Necklace. Detailed information on the tools, materials, designs and techniques on making...
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The Wire Artist Jeweller

The Wire Artist Jeweller

This is a neat, simple, project that will teach you how to string beads with wire. You can take these...
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The Techniques of Master Wire Wrapping

The Techniques of Master Wire Wrapping

Gerald Wykoff has gained worldwide recognition for his "Master's" series of gemological and lapidary books. The first, Beyond the Glitter,...
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