GISELA KATI - DIY JEWELRY TUTORIALS
This necklace is a simple and striking way to display a large gemstone
donut. Using only “cold connections” like rivets, staple and
crimps we will make a unique sterling silver two-piece riveted bail,
with a hand stamped design.
The silver bail can be customized by using different stamps or texture
hammers on the metal. Changing the shape of the cutouts
along the edge for other shapes as triangles or ovals, can also make
each pendant unique.
Here are four striking bails using the same design principle to accommodate
your large gemstone donuts.
The design is simple with only one soldered joint, making it a good
project for beginner solders.
The bails can be used for rectangular, square or round donuts.
Three of the bails are soldered pieces and one a no-solder project.
The bails can be made in sterling silver, copper, brass or bronze.
You can customize the design further, by using your own stamps or
texture hammers on the metal.
The tubes at the back of the bails are big enough to accommodate
most chains, large gauge neck wires, multi-strand cable necklaces
or smaller bead necklaces.
They can also be used in conjunction with silk cords, ribbons,
beaded Kumihimo cords or larger bead strands.
Go look for those forgotten large gemstone donuts in your bead
boxes and make some awesome pendants today!
Rings are perfect to display small gemstone donuts.
This project is a simple take on an adjustable wrap-around
It can be made in copper, brass or silver, with any colored stone
The small domed cup on the center can be changed to a square,
triangle or oval.
The texture on the cup and shank can be stamped, rolled milled
This means that your ring will always be a unique piece of art
I wanted a pair of stud earrings that where small enough to have
some type of metal or beaded dangles. One of the ideas I had,
was making some small “organic” element without having to cast
from “live” plants. Experimenting to make these “twigs” was fun,
and opened a whole new set of ideas to try out. Like using the
“twigs” with foldformed copper leaves dangles. The metal leaves
could be enameled or treated with colored patinas. The twig circles
can also be used with lampwork drops, head pins with or without
threaded beads. So if you have off-mandrel drops or glass
head pins this is the project for you!
Foldforming is a technique that lets you turn a flat sheet of metal into a three dimensional object.
This way of manipulating sheet metal can also add a lot of texture to it.
In this tutorial we will fold a piece of metal sheet many times to give it a eye catching texture.
We will add to this texture with stamped designs intermixed with the folds.
Once finished with the textured metal sheet we will cut out and shape a pair of round cabochons and a tear-shaped one.
The cabochons will then be framed in sterling silver using a combination bezel-tab setting for a spectacular set of earrings and pendant.
The step-by-step instructions includes how to apply and preserve colored patinas for a different look on the copper cabochons.
This tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file. It has 16 pages, 54 photos and life size template of all the components. For intermediate skill students.
Beautiful copper-silver tubing large hoop earrings can be textured and colored in many ways for everyday use.
This tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 8 pages, a template and 24 photos.
The tutorial is for beginner’s students.
In this tutorial, we will be making a wonderful very versatile set of stud earrings, made with lots of interchangeable parts to play with!.
This pair was designed in a way that permits the wearer to play mix-and-match with 5 different metal components.
And as I love lampwork disk-type beads, you can add some of those to the mix as well!.
They will add a lovely pop of color around the face.
You will be able to assemble an all metal earring set or a metal and glass one to match your outfit or mood.
Combine metals, texture and colored glass to make unique one of-a-kind earrings.
A “cold connection" is any method of attaching or connecting two or more pieces together without the use of heat (soldering, brazing or welding).
This method is usually needed when the pieces to attach can be damage by the heat and flame of a torch.
“Cold connections” can also be used as decorative elements.
In this tutorial metal tubing is used in a non-traditional way.
The tubing is flared and compressed to trap another piece of metal, avoiding the use of solder. This is
a cold connection.
These hand formed boldly colored and textured earrings are original and easy to make.
This tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 10 pages, a template, 20 photos and plenty of tips.
The tutorial is for beginner’s students.
Art Jewelry Program for kids.
Workshop at Gateway Environment Elementary K-8 School in Homestead A wonderful group of talented kids.
I am very happy because this week on Wednesday October 24th, we gave our first workshop in this school. We found a nice group of teenagers with lot of talent.