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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.

Get your creative juices flowing by embellishing a cuff blank with pre-made jewelry findings! Enjoy all the design possibilities this will open up.
November 11, 2020

Embellishing a Cuff Blank with Pre-made Jewelry Findings

by Erica Stice

Have fun embellishing a cuff blank with pre-made findings! Sweat solder links, charms, heishes, and more to cuff blanks to create exciting jewelry pieces. Read the tutorial and watch the video here.

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!

Let's go over some of the most popular jewelry finishing effects that you can achieve when creating jewelry pieces. From pumice and patinas to satin and mirror finishes, I'll show you how to create simple jewelry finishes.
July 30, 2019

Creating Jewelry Finishing Effects - A Sampler of Tool Attachments & Results

by Erica Stice

Understanding jewelry tools and what each one does can be overwhelming. In this article, we help you navigate through the popular jewelry finishes and the tool attachments you'll need to create them.

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!

Don't get stuck with the wrong chain length! A fantastic way to upsell your jewelry is by offering necklace chain extenders which will exten
November 13, 2018

3 Types of Necklace Chain Extenders

by Erica Stice

Don't get stuck with a too-short necklace! Whether it's by a customer's need or desire, longer necklaces are a must to carry. Necklace extenders can help take any pre-made design and add length. Learn about some of the most popular types of extenders Halstead offers.

Learn about Rock Salt Silver Casting as detailed in Erica Stice's recent article published in Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine.
April 10, 2018

Rock Salt Casting as Seen in Belle Armoire Jewelry

by Erica Stice

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.

Learn how to finish collar necklaces in this tutorial covering the supplies and techniques you will need to know about to succeed.
December 14, 2017

How To Finish Neck Collars

by Erica Stice

It's all about neck collars! In this blog post we give you some great ideas on finishing collar necklaces plus we have a brand new tool to show you and we cover December's 2017 issue Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine.

In this instructional video, Casey Sheppart demonstrates a basic line fold forming technique for metalsmithing. Explore tools and materials in this guide.
May 02, 2017

Metalsmithing Fold Forming with Casey Sheppard

by Hilary Halstead Scott

In this Halstead video, Casey Sheppard demonstrates fold forming metalmsithing techniques and tools in the jewelry studio.

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

Tube Setting with Melissa Muir

by Katie Hacker

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

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