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Why jewelry chains break & how can you prevent it from happening? Read for helpful tips & tricks on preventing jewelry chain from breaking.
December 18, 2020

Why Jewelry Chains Break & How You Can Prevent It

Let's look at why jewelry chains break and ways to prevent it. From common causes to less known culprits, I'll share some helpful tips to extend the life of your favorite jewelry chain.

Get your creative juices flowing by embellishing a cuff blank with pre-made jewelry findings! Enjoy all the design possibilities this will open up.
November 11, 2020

Embellishing a Cuff Blank with Pre-made Jewelry Findings

Have fun embellishing a cuff blank with pre-made findings! Sweat solder links, charms, heishes, and more to cuff blanks to create exciting jewelry pieces. Read the tutorial and watch the video here.

Create simple hoops using sterling silver wire! Hoops are a staple in earring collections and can be made in a large variety of sizes.
October 23, 2020

How-to Make Simple Wire Hoop Earrings

Create simple wire hoops using 20-22 gauge sterling silver wire! Hoops are a staple in earring collections and these can be made in a large variety of sizes. Have fun adding hoops to your jewelry designs!

Are you considering entering your first jewelry design competition? Having entered my first contest here's my experience.
July 28, 2020

Jewelry Design Competitions - Entering, Submitting & Helpful Tips

Are you considering entering your first jewelry design competition? Having entered my first contest here's my experience on the matter. From process steps and submitting your work to helpful tips I learned during my experience, read all about the process here.

Recycled and sustainable jewelry helps to lessen the impact we have on the environment. Check out our article to learn more.
June 23, 2020

Practicing Responsible & Sustainable Jewelry Making

Lessen your impact on the environment by learning about recycled & sustainable jewelry! Learn how to become more eco-friendly by making small, but important changes around your studio.

Learn how to create simple s-hook clasps with our step-by-step guide & video.
June 02, 2020

Fabricated Wire Clasps - Simple Wire Hook Clasps

Fabricating jewelry clasps opens up a world of jewelry making opportunities! Learn how to create simple s-hook clasps with our step-by-step guide & video.

Bulk up your jewelry retail store! Learn how to make ready-to-wear pieces quickly and easily with this step-by-step guide.
April 23, 2020

Ready-to-Wear Sterling Silver Jewelry for Your Retail Store

Bulk up your retail store with ready-to-wear jewelry pieces! Ready to wear items are great for low price point impulse purchase items making them quick upsells yet easy to stock.

Add texture to your jewelry designs. Read the in-depth article and then watch the how-to video. Discover texturing today!
February 11, 2020

Texturing on Jewelry Metals

Texturing is a lot of fun! Discover popular ways to texture on jewelry metals. Watch the video below for even more information on this popular jewelry-making technique.

A jewelry tumbler can save you valuable time in a studio. It can place a mirror finish on a piece in minutes and work harden findings so you
August 07, 2019

Why You Need a Jewelry Tumbler in Your Studio

If you love mirror finishes a jewelry bench polisher is the ideal tool for you. But did you also know that it's an excellent tool to work harden your findings, too? In my opinion, this is one tool that every jewelry studio can benefit from.

Let's go over some of the most popular jewelry finishing effects that you can achieve when creating jewelry pieces. From pumice and patinas to satin and mirror finishes, I'll show you how to create simple jewelry finishes.
July 30, 2019

Creating Jewelry Finishing Effects - A Sampler of Tool Attachments & Results

Understanding jewelry tools and what each one does can be overwhelming. In this article, we help you navigate through the popular jewelry finishes and the tool attachments you'll need to create them.

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