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What makes handmade jewelry so different from mass-produced? Learn about the different types and some of the techniques for each one.
May 24, 2019

Handmade Jewelry: Types and Techniques

by Ashley Maldonado

Curious what makes handmade jewelry so different from mass-produced? Learn about the different categories of handmade jewelry and some of the techniques for each one.

Read how you can elevate your hand stamped jewelry with these five helpful tips. From settings, to pattern wire or 14kt charms, they are simple changes.
March 19, 2019

5 Ways to Elevate your Stamped Jewelry with New Techniques

by Erica Stice

Hand stamping jewelry is a great way to create a personalized collection. If you add soldering, or any of these techniques, to the mix you'll be able to elevate your collection easily!

Have fun adding wire embellishment to your jewelry making designs! By simply adding a swirl or organic shape, you've added a new element to your design.
February 19, 2019

Soldering Wire Embellishments to the Surface of your Jewelry Designs

by Erica Stice

Soldered wire accents allow you to create geometric designs with a line drawing feel. But, soldering thin wires onto sheet metal is a challenge. Our very own Studio Coordinator, Erica Stice, has some tips and a video.

Learn about the properties of gold-filled metal material used to make jewelry. What is it? How is it made? What to jewelry designers need to know?
July 18, 2014

Gold-Filled Jewelry Material 101

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Are you confused about the construction of gold-filled? What's the difference between yellow and rose gold-filled? Get answers to these questions and more with our new video: Gold-Filled 101.

Read our guide to metal blanks for hand stamping custom jewelry designs. Learn about different metal properties and compare the pros and cons of each.
June 24, 2014

Guide to Hand Stamping Metal Blank Options

by Hilary Halstead Scott

From durability to price, check out our guide to metal blanks for making hand stamped jewelry.

Learn riveting cold connection techniques for your jewelry designs. This guide covers how to rivet using wire or snap rivet findings.
April 16, 2013

Jewelry Making Techniques: How to Use Wire & Snap Rivets

by Hilary Halstead Scott

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

Read our how-to guide to get started with metal stamping your own jewelry designs using metal blanks, stamps and hammer. We've included stamping tips, too!
October 05, 2011

5 Tips for Making Hand Stamped Jewelry

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Stamping is a great way to personalize jewelry for customers. Check out our 5 tips and tricks on how to make the best of your metal and stamps! This popular blog post was updated in 2019.