DIY Jewelry videos, tutorials, and resources geared mostly towards the metalsmith.
Using my swage block - a video tutorial from the wonderful Melissa Muir!
Tool Time Tuesday - Using a Swage Block
Soldering vs. Fusing: Learn the Pros and Cons and When to Do Which
Lona Northener on how to get a nice radius on a ring *** Really helpful - check it out!
Scarlett Designer Jewelry Symposium: Jewelry Making Process - Amethyst Bezel Stud Earrings
[Ganoksin] Tips For Transforming Nails Into Riveting Tools
[Ganoksin] Jewelry Making - Project - Hollow Ring Excerpts from Professional Goldsmithing by Alan Revere
[Ganoksin] Jewelry Making - Project - Hollow Ring
From Revere Instructor, Michael David Sturlin's article "Anticlastic Forming" in the November issue of Art Jewelry magazine!
Chasing Over Air: When using the chasing over air method, there is no support. I’ve only used this technique in conjunction with certain fold forming techniques. Basically, you form a loop (either like a T-Fold, Wedge Fold, or Boat Fold) and then chase into that shape. It is waaaaaaaay less precise than the traditional method of chasing because there is no support for the metal that is being pushed. It does create some great free form designs though. Folding Form Tutorials, Jewelry Making Metalsmith, Air Techniques, Dsc07139, Air Chased Metal, Air Folding, Tutorials Metalsmith, Foldforming, Attention
Chasing over air
Cleaning gemstones chart: Check out this chart before you clean your jewelry. A soft cloth and soap are the only 100% safe ways to clean gemstones! Jewelry Cleaning, Gemstone Charts, Gemstones Jewellery, Gemstone Gemstone, Cleaning Charts, Cleaning Gemstones, Gemstones And Crystals, Colors Gemstone, Healing Gemstones
Cleaning gemstones chart
White topaz - Part 1: William White's tutorial on stone setting. Fantastic to watch.