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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

by Erica Stice

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.

A jewelry bench polisher will save you time. From sanding, to satin and mirror finishes, this mini jewelry tool will become the workhorse in your studio!
July 16, 2019

Jewelry Bench Polisher & Attachments

by Erica Stice

A bench polisher is indispensable in a jewelry studio! Find out why, with this guide to jewelry bench polishing and attachments.

See how you can save money on bulk jewelry wire, before you place your next order! We give you money saving tips on scrap, tangles, tarnish and more.
June 21, 2019

Tips to Save Money Buying Bulk Jewelry Wire

by Erica Stice

Save money buying bulk jewelry wire. Check out these money saving tips which cover tarnishing, tangling, and how to avoid waste. Learn how to use a rolling mill to keep your costs down, too.

How do you set-up a wire wrapping studio? From setting up your work area to basic supplies, we cover a lot of information in this article.
May 03, 2019

Setting Up Your Wire Wrapping Jewelry Studio

by Erica Stice

Ready to wire wrap? Get prepared with this article! We've covered the studio area, gauges of wire, beginner tools and some materials that you can use when wire wrapping.

Use pre-made jewelry findings in new and creative ways with these inspiration and tips in this guest blog from Metalwerx Studio!
December 04, 2018

Get Creative With Pre-Made Jewelry Components!

by Paulette Werger

Get inspired to look at findings in a whole new way! Paulette Werger ran a workshop "Creative uses for Premade Components" and you'll love some of the ideas she and her students came up with.

Learn how to size a ring down to a smaller size by cutting the band and removing a segment of metal. Then, solder the ring back together and refinish.
July 24, 2018

How to Size a Ring Down

by Erica Stice

Sizing a ring up, in my opinion, is much easier than sizing a ring down. You have ring stretchers that allow you to get the job done quickly, but there are not that many tools available when reducing the size of a ring.

Ring sizing is not as difficult as it looks, however, do your research on the type of issues you may encounter. Learn how to size a ring up in this article on jewelry studio techniques.
July 24, 2018

How to Size a Ring Up

by Erica Stice

Having the skills to size rings can be very handy for your jewelry studio business, especially if you don't have the right size for a customer in stock. Learn sizing to capture more sales and offer superior service to your clients.

Learn how to determine the correct amount of material you need for a jewelry ring based on the desired finger size and material you choose.
July 17, 2018

How to Buy Ring Making Material

by Erica Stice

Check out our handy jewelry ring material conversion chart and learn how to calculate the right material length for each finger ring size with this tutorial.

Learn about different types of gold material used to make jewelry. The nine options explored in this article include alloys as well as layered materials and base metals.
July 10, 2018

9 Types of Gold Metal Used in Jewelry

by Erica Stice

Gold is seductive. The luminous metal has inspired artists and wearers throughout human history. This reference article will explore different golden materials used in the jewelry arts.

Learn how to solder pattern wire rings or stacking rings made from half round wire stock. Use basic soldering & forming techniques for rings you will love.
June 26, 2018

Soldering Half Round Wire & Pattern Wire for Rings

by Erica Stice

We love to make silver rings in the Halstead Studio. These simple stackers are a low price-point crowd pleaser. If you're preparing for a show, a holiday is around the corner or you just want to bulk up inventory, ring bands can be a great addition to your collection.

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