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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

Handmade artisan earrings in sterling silver and jasper. FREE SHIPPING.

My favorites! Orange, cream and white rectangles with translucent crystalline inclusions, suspended from long sterling silver triangles, hand-textured with tiny squares. The silver has been treated with a darkening patina to emphasize the texture surface. The ear wires are long curving hooks in sterling silver. Very easy to put on. The stones are 34 x 12mm (1 5/8x ½”) The total length of the earrings is 45mm (1 ¾”)
$50.00

Handmade Artisan yellow turquoise pendant with copper bail

This stone is a striking yellow-green-black. Yellow turquoise is named thus, because it appears in the same mines as turquoise. It is actually a jasper with hematite webbing. The color spectrum is from yellow to green. The bail is made of oxidized copper. The pendant comes on an 8mm braided black leather cord 46cm or 18” long, with a magnetic clasp. The stone is 56 x 49 mm and the total length of the pendant is 91mm (3 9/16”)
$65.00

Jewelry Making TIP # 7: Use the correct jewelry saw blade for each thickness of metal

Use the correct jewelry saw blade for each thickness of metal This is a FREE PDF file for instant downloading.
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Jewelry Making TIP # 8: Lubricate your jewelers saw blade

Jewelry tip # 8: Lubricate your jewelers saw blade. This is a FREE PDF file for instant downloading.
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Jewelry Making TIP #13: The Metal Hand Punch, one of my most used tools in the studio.

A metal hand punch is a metalworking tool that makes holes on metal sheet. It works much the same as a paper punch, but has the advantage of having a set of dies to make holes in different sizes. This tool can be used on mild steel, aluminum, silver, copper, brass, cardboard, craft foam, leather and plastic. Making it the perfect tool for jewelry making. This is a PDF file for instant downloading.
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Jewelry Making TIP #9: Brown & Sharpe Gauge Thicknesses

Use this handy guide to quickly, easily and accurately convert gauge sizes into inches or millimeters—or vice versa. This is a FREE PDF file for instant downloading.
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Jewelry Making TIP 3 - Making trivets for patina

Stainless Steel trivets are commonly used in enameling and can also be used for ammonia fuming, but the steel will be affected by the fumes and will corrode slowly. Plastic is a non-reactive material perfect to use with ammonia fumes. You can make your own fuming trivets out of plastic, using old credit card, plastic gift cards or hotel room key cards. Template included. This is a PDF file for instant downloading. This is a FREE PDF file for instant downloading.
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Making a bright copper cored Lampwork glass beads for jewelry - DIY FREE Mini Tutorial

The Moretti family introduced the use of copper mandrels as a “cost effective “production method of Venetian glass beads in 1920. The beads were made directly over copper mandrels that were dissolved in nitric acid after annealing. The steel mandrel & bead release combo was retaken when environmental laws made more expensive the use and disposal of copper and nitric acid. So using Copper as a core for lampwork glass is not new. This mini tutorial is about the reaction of the bare copper to the flame and its effect on clear glass. You can get two very different effects, a deep dark red or swirls of aqua blue and bubbles floating in the clear over a bright copper surface. This is a FREE PDF file for instant downloading.
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Rectangular stone & silver triangle earrings

1- Handmade artisan earrings in sterling silver and jasper. Lovely red, orange and gray jasper rectangles suspended from long sterling silver triangles, hand-textured with overlapping dots. The silver has been treated with a darkening patina to emphasize the texture surface. The ear wires are long curving hooks in sterling silver. Very easy to put on. The stones are 34 x 12 mm (1 5/8x ½”) The total length of the earrings is 45mm (1 ¾”)
$50.00

Sterling silver, bright green and black, torch fired enamel earrings

These bold earrings were fired twice to enamel both front and back in black first. A thick coat of bright green was sifted over a stencil onto the front of each piece. After carefully removing the stencil, the pieces were fired one final time. The hand fabricated sterling silver tops were oxidized to show the texture detail. This pair comes with comfort clutch sterling silver-silicon backings. The enameled pieces are: 32 x 32mm Total length of earrings: 51mm
$60.00

Tile cuff 1 DIY PDF Tutorial

This cuff bracelet was inspired by the inlay stone cuff bracelets made by the Native American Zuni tribe from the New Mexico area. The Zuni were lapidary masters. They did stone inlay on shell bases and later on in silver. Inlay consists in bringing together multiple colored stones to form a design or pattern. There are three major types of inlay: channel, mosaic or “stone to stone” inlay, cobblestone or raised inlay and chip.The tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 10 pages, 24 photos, a life size template of all the components and plenty of tips! It comes with a Bonus Mini Tutorial to make your own mandrel. For beginner skill students.
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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