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Amethyst Donut Fused Sterling Silver Ring DIY PDF Tutorial

Gemstone donuts are beautiful and always catch you eye at bead shows. But, when you get home, you don’t know what to do with them, so they get stashed in a box or drawer for “later”. This project incorporates one of these smaller donuts into a simple, but dramatic piece of jewelry. Fused silver has a very attractive organic, one-of-a-kind look, making it the perfect element for a unique piece of jewelry. If you have not tried fusion before, this is a small project perfect to try your hand at without risking a lot of material. The tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 8 pages, 18 photos, a life size template of all the components and plenty of tips! For intermediate skill students.
$9.95

Anticlastic and Lampwork Cuff DIY PDF Tutorial

Anticlastic Raising is a way of shaping metal, curving it into different directions like the shape of a horse’s saddle. The shapes obtained with this method are very organic and beautiful. They are also very strong; this means that thinner gauge metal can be used to make lighter pieces. Our cuff will be shaped into an asymmetric anticlastic spiral. With one large lampwork wavy disk on the wide side, and a small disk in a contrasting color on the narrow side. The tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 8 pages, 16 photos, a life size template of all the components and plenty of tips! For intermediate skill students.
$9.95

Anticlastic Sterling Silver Ring DIY Tutorial

An anticlastic shape is one that curves around two axes, the best example of this shape is the surface of a saddle. Anticlastic shapes are structurally rigid but light weighed pieces, making them ideal for jewelry making. This project will introduce you to anticlastic raising, which tools you need and how to use them to shape a beautiful one-of-a-kind ring. The wide adjustable band of the ring shank is perfect for stamping or hammering lots of texture! You can make the ring in Silver or copper, copper looks special good with green stones. The use of a calibrated stone and pre-made commercial bezel cup makes this a good beginner’s soldering project. This was a best selling metalworking class at the Bead & Button show. The small anticlastic stake and mallet combo, the soldering locking head & shank tweezers, calibrated cabochons & bezel cups used in this tutorial are available for purchase in the tools & materials area of the website. This tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file. it is 8 pages long and has 19 photos.
$14.95

No Solder Blue Green Copper Tribal Earrings DIY FREE Tutorial

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.
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Polymer And Copper Pendant DIY Tutorial

In this tutorial we will be constructing a split bezel & tab setting for a straight sided, angular shape. The flat shape will be made out of a multicolored piece of polymer clay. As an alternative you can substitute the polymer piece for a torch fired enamel piece. The project can also be turned into a solder-less piece using "cold connections “. The instructions for a customized stainless steel cable necklace with matching clasp are also included in the step-by-step instructions. The tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 11 pages, 29 photos, a life size template of all the components and plenty of tips! For beginner skill students.
$19.95

Reticulated Silver Cuff with Natural Stone Donut Focal DIY PDF Tutorial

This project is about using a large gemstone donut as the focal piece of a cuff bracelet. Reticulation on silver is a process that results in a heavily textured metal sheet. This method produces one-of-a-kind pieces, that are very dramatic and organic looking. The tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 10 pages, 27 photos, a life size template of all the components and plenty of tips! Includes two mini tutorials. For intermediate skill students.
$14.95

Reticulated Silver Over Copper Cuff DIY Tutorial

Reticulated silver over copper cuff with foldformed cabochon. Reticulation is a process in which silver is made to buckle in to ridges and valleys adding a very interesting and strong surface texture to the metal. This method produces one-of-a-kind pieces, very dramatic and organic looking. Foldforming, a relatively new way of manipulating metal is another technique that gives a very interesting surface to metal. Our cuff will have as a focal piece a foldformed cabochon, treated with chemical patinas to achieve a deep rich blue-green color. The cabochon will be attached with a riveted setting onto the reticulated cuff. This is a perfect project to recycle all your sterling silver scraps cutouts. This is a project for the intermediate to advanced student. It requires the use of an acetylene torch with a big tip. The tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 18 pages, 59 photos and plenty of tips!
$24.95

Screw-on Interchangeable Cabochon Ring DIY Tutorial

Nothing beats a piece of jewelry that has interchangeable parts! And if you are the one making the parts, even better! You can make as many different ones as you want: change the shape, choose the colors of the piece to match your wardrobe. The possibilities are endless! This tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 8 pages, 24 photos, a template and plenty of tips. The tutorial is for intermediate and advance students.
$19.95

Shaped Silver Pendant And Earrings DIY Tutorial

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.
$24.95

Silver And Corrugated Copper Earrings DIY Tutorial

Tear Sterling silver and corrugated copper earrings Corrugation is a method of producing parallel pleats onto a flat sheet of material, in our case sheet metal. The deep texture of corrugated metal ads a great deal of visual interest to a piece of jewelry. Those deep pleated folds are also very good at holding colored patinas to enhance the design even more. This tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 13 pages and 43 photos. The tutorial is for beginner’s students with some soldering experience. But it can be easily modified to be a solderless project.
$19.95

Simple Tab Setting Ring DIY Tutorial

Tabs are small tongues cut into sheet metal that when folded or wrapped around an object can attach it to the metal sheet. Tabs are one of the simplest “cold connections “. In this project we will use them to set a small cylindrical bead on to a wide textured ring band. This tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 5 pages, 14 photos, a template and plenty of tips. The tutorial is for beginners and intermediate students.
$9.95

Sterling Silver Cuff DIY Tutorial

Sterling silver cuff with foldformed insert & patina application Make a unique bold sterling silver cuff with a rich colored patina fold- formed insert. The tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 7 pages, 19 photos, a template and plenty of tips!
$19.95

Sterling Silver And Polymer Clay Pendant DIY Tutorial

This project will guide you in the making of a simple yet striking reversible sterling silver and polymer clay one-of-a-kind pendant. This is a perfect beginners project. Is a good introduction to working with polymer clay. It covers basic instructions on: how to condition polymer clay, what tools to use, making a multicolored slab, cutting the clay and baking it in the oven. Also it goes over basic metal fabrication skills as cutting with a jeweler's saw, filing and sanding. Decorative stamping and patina application are also covered. The step-by-step instruction will walk you through the making of a simple polymer clay flat multicolored cabochon piece. Then go on to show you how to make a sterling silver frame, and tab-setting your cabochon. The final instructions will cover how to make a stainless steel cable necklace for your finished pendant. This tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file. It has 8 pages, 21 photos and life size template of all the components. For beginner skill students.
$19.95

Torch Fired Earrings I, II, III, IV DIY Tutorial

4 in 1 Tutorial. Beautiful torch fired earrings. This tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 14 pages, 4 templates and 45 photos. Most of the projects are for beginners and intermediate skill students.
$24.95

Torch Fired Pendant I DIY Tutorial

Sgraffito torch fired enamel: “Sgraffito” Italian for “scratch through”, is exactly that, scratching a design trough a dry sifted coat of enamel, to reveal the previously fired color under it. This enameling method lets you “draw” any pattern with a pointed tool on the surface of your piece. When the piece is fired a second time melting the dry sifted enamel, the pattern is revealed. Tab setting is one of the easiest ways to secure a focal piece to a backing, there is no solder or heat involved, so its considered a “cold connection “ . Tabs are prongs cut from the baking piece and then bent over to hold the enamel cabochon in place. Included in the step-by step instruction you will find how to silver-plate your back plate for a different finish. Master torch firing and tab setting wile fabricating a beautiful one-of-a-kind pendant with a tab-set Sgrafitto Torch Fired Cabochon and Dangle. This tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file. It has 12 pages, 40 photos and life size template of all the components. For intermediate skill students (torch use experience recommended)
$19.95

Torch Fired Pendant II DIY Tutorial

Master a new, very exiting and fast way to enamel copper. The fired enamel colors are beautifully vibrant and each piece will be unique. Torch firing is addictive, you can never make only one piece ! Using the same enamels in different proportion or sifting sequence can give you very different results. Check the picture!, these are the same blues and greens on both pieces! Learn to make an artisan sterling silver and enamel pendant. Inside tab settings are an easy way to set your beautiful torch fired cabochon. Fabricating this type of setting involves cutting and piercing with a jeweler’s saw, drilling pilot holes, filing ,sanding and soldering. The project can be modified to be solder-less, but after torch firing, who is going to be scared of a tiny bit of soldering? Texturing with stamps and the use of liver os sulfur patina on the silver gives you another way to personalize your project. This tutorial will guide you through all these steps with photos and many tips to make everything easier. This tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file. It has 10 pages, 29 photos and life size template of all the components. For intermediate skill students (torch use experience recommended)
$19.95

Torch Fired Pendant III DIY Tutorial

Corrugation is a metalworking technique that lets you pleat a metal sheet. These pleated sheet can be used in many jewelry making projects as they are lightweight but strong. Torch fired enamels are a good alternative to try enameling without making the big investment of buying a kiln. You will need a gas burning torch, a steel tripod & mesh, a couple of metal trivets and of course copper enamels! If buying enamels for the first time get a sample pack of opaques, they will be easier to use than transparents (you can try those later). Learn a new set of skills. Combine the amazing texture of corrugation with colorful torch enameling and you will have an eye-catching pendant to wear. This tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file. It has 12 pages, 35 photos and life size template of all the components. For intermediate skill students (torch use experience recommended)
$19.95

Torch Fired Pendant IV DIY Tutorial

Torch firing offers a cheap and fast way of trying your hand at enameling. There are many techniques to try out, the colors are bright and eye catching, the combinations infinite,what is not to like? Fabricate a simple and effective sterling silver prong setting for your torch-fired enamel piece. The result will be a one-of-a-kind conversation starter. Included you will find instruction for the Sgraffito enameling method used on the photo and how-to steps for the fabrication of the backing piece. The fabrication of the backing will cover texturing with hammers, making and soldering prongs, cutting jump rings and patina application. You will also learn how to make a cable neck wire for your pendant. This tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file. It has 12 pages, 33 photos and life size template of all the components. For intermediate skill students (torch use experience recommended)
$19.95

Wrap around tab tile ring DIY PDF Tutorial

Tabs are small fingers of metal, cut into a jewelry piece that lets us attach objects that we don’t want to pierce or expose to heat. In other words, it is a “cold connection”. This project is a different take from the regular tabs. The tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 9 pages, 24 photos, a life size template of all the components and plenty of tips! It comes with a Bonus variant. For beginner skill students.
$9.95