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Make your own custom jewelry chain from bulk wire in this how-to guide from artist Jill Mackay. Get inspired to hone your soldering and wirework skillset.
September 26, 2017

Making Chain from Wire with Jill MacKay

Here at Halstead, we sell a lot of finished and footage chain in a huge variety of styles. But, sometimes, you just want to make your own jewelry chain. We sent jewelry designer Jill MacKay a coil of sterling silver wire and she turned it into this shimmering chain.

Kristen Baird Jewelry is the winner of the 2017 Halstead Grant award for emerging jewelry designers working in sterling silver.
September 08, 2017

Kristen Baird Jewelry Wins 2017 Halstead Grant

Kristen Baird Jewelry of Savannah, Georgia wins the 2017 Halstead Grant. Her beautiful designs and the strength of her business plan impressed the judges.

Casey Sheppard of Case of the Nomads shares bangle bracelet making tips to inspire your jewelry collection designs in this tutorial.
August 21, 2017

Tips for Making Bangle Bracelets with Casey Sheppard

Learn tips for making riveted wire bangles with guest contributor Casey Sheppard.

Jewelry artist Jeff Fulkerson shares his top tips for designing beautiful jewelry and focusing on craftsmanship in your metalsmithing.
July 11, 2017

Tips for Making Jewelry with Jeff Fulkerson

Read helpful jewelry studio tips from artist and educator Jeff Fulkerson.

Thinking of applying for the Halstead Grant for new silver jewelry artists? Don't miss these top tips on how to avoid common errors and stand out.
June 27, 2017

Tips for Writing Your Halstead Grant Application

Halstead Grant Applications are due August 1st. Here are our top five tips for filling out the application.

Richard Salley explores a recent jewelry design that incorporated a broken stone that might have otherwise been discarded, a trash to treasure inspiration.
June 13, 2017

Richard Salley: How the Light Gets In Jewelry Interview

This week, read our interview with jewelry artist Richard Salley about a beautiful example of bezel-setting a cracked stone that might otherwise have been discarded.

Learn about the Halstead Design Challenge: Memento, a fundraiser and jewelry exhibition produced to benefit the Society of North American Goldsmiths.
May 22, 2017

Halstead Design Challenge: Memento

See the big reveal of the exhibit and winners of the Halstead Design Challenge: Memento.

Learn how to make fast and gorgeous tube set earrings with Melissa Muir!
September 06, 2016

Tube Setting with Melissa Muir

Learn how to make fast and gorgeous tube set earrings with Melissa Muir!

Explore 5 different jewelry chain styles you may have never tried before. Experiment with fresh new looks in your jewelry collection.
August 30, 2016

5 Fresh Jewelry Chain Styles

Check out five fresh jewelry chain styles to play with in your designer collection. Try something new to refresh your selection today.

Make a riveted pendant with jewelry educator Gwen Youngblood. Explore this fun jewelry making technique with a fun and easy project.
August 23, 2016

Riveted Pendant with Gwen Youngblood

Try out a fun new jewelry making project with Gwen Youngblood. Explore cold connections and complementary jewelry findings with this riveted pendant.

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