Halstead Jewelry Articles in How To

by Erica Stice

Rock Salt Casting as Seen in Belle Armoire Jewelry

Get a sneak peek at rock salt casting: it's easier than you think! Watch a quick video demo and preview some of the designs that appear in the Spring 2018 issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry.

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by Erica Stice

How to Make Standout Glass Cabochon and Bead Jewelry

We take the guess work out of making jewelry with your lampwork or art glass cabochons and beads in this tutorial. Easily make a cabochon pendant, beaded earrings and beaded bracelet using your glass work with these projects.

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by Erica Stice

How to Buy Bezel Strip Wire

If you make custom cabochon settings on a regular basis, it makes sense to buy basic bezel strip by the troy ounce coil so you always have material on hand. But, if you need just a little fancy gallery bezel for a special project or you rarely set custom...

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by Erica Stice

Two Ways to Create Sterling Silver Tassels

Create your own silver jewelry tassels! In this step-by-step guide, we show you how to wire-wrap or solder chain tassels for your jewelry making.

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by Erica Stice

6 Steps to Soldering Earring Posts

Learn how to solder earring posts on blanks or other ornaments in this 6-step how-to guide to get you started. We cover every aspect of the process plus it's loaded with tips!

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by Erica Stice

4 Trendy Earring Making Ideas

Statement earrings are in! Check out our ideas for the jacket and front & back trends. We show you how to use our new clutches with drop rings along with fashionable post earrings, tassels and more.

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by Erica Stice

How To Make A Hinge For Jewelry

Learn how to make a basic knuckle hinge in your jewelry designs using tubing, sheet metal and jewelry wire.

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by Erica Stice

How to Prong Set Stones: A Step by Step Guide

Learn how to set a stone in a prong settings! This tutorial covers stone vocabulary and the basics of prong setting both faceted stone and cabochon cuts.

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by Erica Stice

How to Finish Jewelry Chain

Find instructions and tips on finishing footage chain! Large and small chain links are covered including different chain styles and finishing techniques.

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by Erica Stice

4 Ideas for Embellishing Ring Bands

Get creative in your jewelry studio! These four rings were made in a day using silver bands and stacking rings combined with pattern sheet, links, rivets and other fun findings!

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by Erica Stice

Setting a Cabochon Pendant Tutorial

Enjoy an afternoon in the studio creating beautiful cabochon settings! This how-to guide will show you step-by-step how to make custom cabochon settings in a few short hours.

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by Hilary Halstead Scott

How to Finish Beaded Jewelry

Watch Hilary and Katie Hacker finish beaded jewelry using crimp, crimp covers and cable thimbles!

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by Hilary Halstead Scott

Jewelry Bench Set-up Video

Learn low-cost alternatives and organizational tips to set-up your jewelry bench at home or in your new studio work space. How to save money and build a functional space for your craft.

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by Hilary Halstead Scott

Tips to Make Cuff Bracelets

A step-by-step beginner's guide on how to make cuff bracelets.

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by Hilary Halstead Scott

Jewelry Making Technique: How to Create Rivets

Learn how to rivet your jewelry designs using wire cold connections. This guide will cover the essential materials you will need plus technique tips for success.

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by Hilary Halstead Scott

5 Steps to Start Silver Soldering

Soldering sterling silver is one of the fundamental skills that every jeweler should have. However, starting up at home can be a little intimidating so we've put together this step by step tutorial with a list of jewelry soldering tools and supplies to get started.

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