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

A Tribute to Bench Jewelers

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.

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 a beautiful beaded necklace.

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 to make wax models safely.

Make a Bracelet

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.

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An Introduction to Polishing Metals

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.

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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 and how to make a variety of adjustments.

Soldering Precious Metals

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.

The Wire Artist Jeweller

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.

Top three money-saving ways to clean your jewelry

Jewelry cleaning tips, including the use of homemade silver polish, washing soda (like baking soda, but no one knows about it), and ultrasonic cleaners.

Whoops! Where did it go? A guide to finding lost stones.

While there are limits to remodeling your current gem room, with the proper tools and techniques, you can greatly eliminate the number of gems you drop.

Robert Casting Platinum

This is a quickie, the day the Kraft Masters were setting up Robert who is the plant manager at Precious Metals West casting platinum.

Carl Stanley: Precious Metal Clay Part 2

Precious Metal Clay Part 2. Precious clay does not require the skills of traditional jewelry making, there is no soldering, or forging,.

Carl Stanley: Precious Metal Clay Part 1

Precious Metal Clay is just what it sounds like. It is fine silver (or gold) ground extremely small and suspended in a binder to create a clay.

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 and heat.

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Best Colored Gemstones for Engagement Rings

Some colored gemstones are better suited than others to engagement ring settings, and they make great alternatives to diamond engagement rings.

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 in the world.

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%). There is also a small amount of copper.

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, was a best seller