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Use old metal trays to make pre-etched components for jewellery. Use metal shears, hole punch blocks and other forming tools like dapping blocks.

Cynthia Murray Design

Dishfunctional Designs: Pipe Dreams: Copper Pipe Jewelry etches with rubber stamps and Stayzon and ferric chloride

Dishfunctional Designs: Pipe Dreams: Copper Pipe Jewelry

"Green" Electro Etching ‹ Inbar Bareket etching silver without chemicals

"Green" Electro Etching ‹ Inbar Bareket

Upcycled Cookie-Tin Earrings, If you want to protect the enameled images, you can cover the parts you want to use with clear tape before you begin your detailed cutouts. Scotch Magic Tape is great for this because it's clear and easy to remove.

Love Never Fails Necklace To solder the copper filigree wire in place, I hold it down with scrap brass wire. Then I place chips of solder at the points where I'd like the filigree to become connected to the copper sheet.

tip: Soldering Tiny Things

  • Cathy Haynes

    When soldering really small things it really helps to leave the parts whole. So, in the photo I have the entire piece of white gold wire (it was one foot long) I line it up where I want to solder it and leave the whole thing nice and long. I only cut it when I am done soldering. This makes it easier to hold and no extra snippets of wire that become scrap. The rest of the lever back is made with a round / flat nose pliers (one side is round like a glass soda bottle and the other jaw of the pliers is flat). This kind of pliers does not make any mar marks on your wire. It is a critical tool. If you don’t have one you need one. I have three of varying sizes. My favorite being ‘stepped’ in different sizes up the round jaw. Oh, nice manicured hands…

If you have problems with patinas not sticking and staying black enough, brush your piece before you use the liver of sulfur

Make Gallery-Worthy Wire Jewelry With Proper Finishing and Patina

do not make a bezel to fit exactly. This must be one of the biggest secrets in all of jewelry-making-dom, because it's written in most of the books that the bezel must fit snugly. Then you solder it down, it shrinks, and you cannot get the stone in the bezel any more.

How To Make a Ring With Bezel Setting #jewelrymaking

How To Make a Ring With Bezel Setting |

Rhinestone Repair - Re-Foiling Rhinestones

  • Cathy Haynes

    Two types of paint to repair old rhinestones; maybe this paint could be used to add foil to old chandelier crystals? Hobby Lobby has Alclad, which is less expansive than MirraChrome, which is something you get in an auto parts store

The Secret Life of Bezels: Gemstone Setting with Lexi - Jewelry Making Daily - Blogs - Jewelry Making Daily

The Secret Life of Bezels: Gemstone Setting with Lexi

How to Make Spoon and Fork Jewelry Tutorials - The Beading Gem's Journal

I have to try this... the sharpie itself is the resist! Etching. Good instructions that give dimensions and times.

How I designed my etched bracelet

DIY Bracelet Sizing Chart and Tips from Zacoo. For other popular...

True Blue Me and You: DIYs for Creative People

What do those Dremel bits do? Well I’ll tell ya! (3 part blog)

How to Cut Silverware with a Dremel - YouTube

Making Sharp Bends in Wire------link to many tuts on silversmithing

Architectural Cornice Of A Squirrel With Acorns

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