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Recently decided to sign up for your first jewelry making class? We have advice from some of the best in the industry on what to expect.
February 03, 2021

What to Expect in Your First Jewelry Making Class

by Ashley Maldonado

So you’ve made the decision to take your first jewelry class? Congrats! We reached out to some of our preferred teachers to help give you an idea of what to expect.

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

by Erica Stice

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!

Adding handmade jewelry to your boutique or gift shop inventory is quick and easy but often gives a great return. Read on for some of the best ways to make and add jewelry to your boutique store.
October 14, 2020

Sterling Silver Necklaces for Easy Gift Sales

by Ashley Maldonado

Simple sterling silver necklaces make great gift options for your customers, without much effort from you. Simply adding charms to a necklace chain or earrings can help build out your inventory for seasonal surges.

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

by Erica Stice

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.

Quarantine and social distancing for so long getting you down? We’ve got a few ideas of things you can do while quarantining.
March 23, 2020

10 Things To Do While Quarantined

by Ashley Maldonado

Quarantine and social distancing for so long getting you down? We’ve got a few ideas of things you can do during the Coronavirus shutdown.

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

by Erica Stice

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.

We have compiled a list of 8 great beginner jewelry making projects! From wire working and assembly to basic metalsmithing and soldering.
July 12, 2019

Beginner Jewelry Making Projects

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

If you are interested in jewelry making but are new to the craft it can be intimidating to know where to begin. To get you started we have compiled a list of 8 great beginner jewelry making projects!

Metalsmith Melissa Muir gives tips on working with jewelry wire and a step-by-step guide on how to create a wire cuff.
May 09, 2019

Jewelry Wire Work Tips from Melissa Muir

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

Learn wire jewelry frame fabrication tips from one of our preferred studio teachers, Melissa Muir. She shows you step by step how to make this gorgeous wire work cuff using Halstead’s Sterling silver supplies and a beautiful cabochon!

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.

Jump rings are a popular finding in jewelry making designs. Check out this article to find more simple ways to incorporate them into your pieces.
April 26, 2019

5 Creative Uses for Jump Rings in Jewelry Making

by Erica Stice

Play around with jump rings!  I had a fun day playing in the studio with a few extra jump rings I had. Just laying them out on the bench and moving them around  brought up a few ideas. These are quick assembly and soldering pieces that are perfect for beginners.

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