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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.

Gwen Youngblood's riveting techniques make it easier than ever for everyone to master a basic wire rivet and ball rivet as well as riveting to set bezel cups.
September 11, 2018

Riveting Techniques from Gwen Youngblood

by Ashley Maldonado

Gwen Youngblood's jewelry riveting cold connection techniques make it easier than ever for everyone to master a basic wire rivet and ball rivet as well as riveting to set bezel cups.

Learn how to solder earring posts in your jewelry studio with this simple step-by-step guide. We will cover the tools, supplies and techniques you need.
January 30, 2018

6 Steps to Soldering Earring Posts

by Erica Stice

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!

Candie Cooper demonstrates metal texturing in this easy introduction to metalsmithing skills in the jewelry studio. Learn how easy it is to get started.
July 28, 2016

Texturing Metal with Candie Cooper

by Katie Hacker

Candie Cooper explores metal texturing in this how-to guide on getting started with metalsmithing hammers and skills.

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.

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.

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