In my opinion there is no right or wrong way in how to design jewelry, as long as you find the balance in getting the shapes, textures, sizes and colors right. Some people might like very simple designs and some might like a bit more out there pieces. Fashion play a big role in what people choose. I look at the trends, but I still like to create my own “look” in the jewelry pieces I make. Continue reading Tips in how to work with jewelry designs
Get the perfect shiny finish on your silver jewelry without using a polishing machine. It is easy, low cost and you get great results.
First you need to look at the jewelry you want to clean up:
- Does it just need a light clean up to look shiny?
- Is it very tarnished and needs a good clean up?
- Is it oxidesed and you want to keep that antique look?
I am using copper for making this wire clasp, but you can use any metal. Copper is a good metal to practice with as it is cheap. Continue reading How to make a wire jewelry clasp
These earring hooks are designed for the average size of ears. If you want them shorter or longer you can easily twist the wire up or down to change the size. Continue reading How to make earring hooks
You can change these earrings to your own design by adding more beads. Just add more length to the sterling silver wire. Continue reading How to make drop earrings
Making your own jewelry is good fun. Using the tools I am introducing, you can create your own fancy earring, bracelets and necklaces. Continue reading Jewelry making tools for beaded jewelry
Below are several of my photo examples of how titanium metal can be colored with heat from a gas torch flame. Continue reading Titanium colors and textures
I use a gas torch to heat the titanium and to get all the different colors. You get the brightest colors on a high polished piece of titanium. When you heat and get the colors in the titanium it is only in the top layer of the metal, so the colors will wear off over time. It is like a plating. Continue reading How to get amazing colours when burning titanium
Titanium as a metal – Titanium is a very hard metal to work with. If you are used to working with silver, this metal is so much harder to work with, and you can’t heat it up like the silver to make it softer.
Another thing with the titanium is that you can’t solder it like the silver. Continue reading How to work with titanium