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5 Ways to Tell if a Diamond is Real. Steps Testing Mounted Diamonds <img alt="Image titled Tell if a Diamond is Real Step 10" src=" width="728" height="455" class="whcdn" onload="WH.performance.clearMarks('image1_rendered'); WH.performance.mark('image1_rendered');">1Use the fog test.

5 Ways to Tell if a Diamond is Real

This blog has tons of soldering tips, which might finally give me courage to use my soldering gun! How To Resolve Question - Copper Pipe and Bullet Casing Bezels. Freeform Prong Stone Setting Tutorial - Pinterest. DIY Mise en Dior STUD EARRINGS. Have you ever encountered an idea so genius you wish you were the one to discover it? - ABOUT Estate Jewelry. An Inclusion is a particle of foreign matter contained within a mineral. - ABOUT Estate Jewelry

Inclusions can be solid, liquid, or gaseous. Many inclusions decrease the value of a stone, but some, like rutile forming asterisms in star sapphires and needles in rutilated quartz and tourmalinated quartz, are prized. FIVE Easy Clues for Dating Antique or Vintage Jewelry. Black Jewelry, what is it made of?

FIVE Easy Clues for Dating Antique or Vintage Jewelry

Clue Number 3 Black jewelry can be found in abundance at flea markets, estate sales, and antique stores. Identifying what the black material is, can make a big difference in determining when it was made and how much it could be worth. Black jewelry has been made of plastic, glass, stone, jet, gutta-percha, crepe stone, bog oak, and bakelite. Each one of these materials can be tested to determine what it is.

Plastic is the most obvious of all materials to decipher. Jet is as light as plastic. Gutta-percha can also be black. Crepe stone is another black material. Bog oak is also another black material. Murrle Bennett 15ct Gold Turquoise Pendant w. Original Enhancer Bale. Jewelry Making – DIY Jewelry, Beads And Patterns. The Beading Gem's Journal: WIRE JEWELRY TIPS. Jewelry Design Ideas, Discontinued Project Kits. Jewelry making tutorials/hints on Pinterest. Jewelry making tutorials/hints on Pinterest.

Jewelry on Pinterest. Check out our Jewelry Making Hints and Tutorials on Pinterest. If you have not seen our Jewelry Making Hints and Tutorials on Pinterest - Take a Look!

Check out our Jewelry Making Hints and Tutorials on Pinterest

We have a pretty good collection. Find how to make DIY jewelry projects, how to oxidize metals, how to make clasps for leather cord, how to tie knots, how to do metalsmithing projects, wirewrapping, everything from beginning lessions to helpful tips, to advanced lessons. Best of all it's free and all on one page. Jewelry Making Helpful Hints on Pinterest. Free Jewelry Making Projects and Tutorials to Inspire Your Handcrafted Jewelry. Pinterest. Ganoksin - The complete Gem and Jewelry Making Information Resource. Jewelry DIY. 44 Green Jewelry Designs - From Upcycled Jewelry to Soda Can Necklaces. Bullet jewelry. Brass etching. Fire..... Glass.... Yummmm. Angel earrings, celtic jewelry, wire knot, aluminum wire heart. Pinterest. Etching. Copper Plating and Etching Altoids Tins. UPDATE: There's some great information on this page and it's comments, but I've recently published a far more comprehensive article here: Etching Tins with Salt Water and Electricity With this project I wanted to try a number of new things: Magazine pages as cheap toner transfer mediaCopper electroplatingEtching Altoid tins with a salt water solution The copper plating met with mixed success, but the other two methods resulted in some nice pieces.

Copper Plating and Etching Altoids Tins

Note: blue vitriol and muriatic acid are archaic names for copper sulfate and hydrochloric acid. Magazine pages for toner transfer: While looking for information on transferring toner using a fuser assembly from an old laser printer I ran across several websites where people suggested using glossy magazine pages for transferring printed circuit board images to a copper substrate. Salt Water Etching: Step by Step. Ok, well after some initial concern this method wouldn't give me nearly as spectacular results as I had heard, and some helpful input from fellow forum members, I finally seem to have a method that works quite well.

Salt Water Etching: Step by Step

So, here's my shot at a step by step guide to poor mans electro-chemical etching. I'm pretty sure there are much better ways to do it, but the point is that this method works, and surprisingly well. Here we have the basic equipment I used for this example:A 9v battery.A pair of alligator clips.Q-tips.A roll of electrical tape.My bottle of salt water. (tap water with about 5-7.5% table salt)Sheet of custom vinyl stencils.A healthy drink (I was thirsty). This is the only part of the process that requires some special preparation. Start by cutting out the stencil you intend to use, and removing the backing. Silversmithing Tutorials. Pinterest. Jewelry Making:Etching+Electroforming+Plating. Etching. Electrolytic etching uses electricity, and a solution usually based on the type of metal you want to etch.


You attach the positive side of the current to your piece, and the negative side to a piece of the same metal. When the electricity flows, it causes metal from your piece to flow through the solution toward the metal on the negative side. The more metal in the solution, the faster your piece will etch. I originally learned the process of electrolytic etching back in early 2009 in a class taught by David S.

Dowling, who does some amazing work. I am by no means an expert etcher. Copper Headpin Tutorial. Good morning!

Copper Headpin Tutorial

I was here in my studio today using the torch to create some headpins and I thought you might like a quick tutorial. This one accompanies the post for Studio Saturday at Art Bead Scene today, so you can see another way to use copper wire to make headpins, this one is using a small gauge wire that's 32 gauge, to put through pearls, stones, or other beads with a really small hole to make dangles for your designs. Top 5 Paracord Bracelet Patterns - Paracord Bracelet HQ. You’ll Love These Cool Paracord Patterns So many people are now learning to make paracord bracelets, and because of that people are looking for more patterns to make different types of knots and projects.

Top 5 Paracord Bracelet Patterns - Paracord Bracelet HQ

Here you’ll find instructions for 5 of the most popular, and cool, paracord bracelet patterns, and you’ll also learn how to splice paracord and add buckles to your bracelets. There are lots of reasons why people are turning to these cool bracelets and other neat paracord projects… they’re easy, they are awesome for runners or hikers who need or want visibility (if you use reflective paracord), you can make money selling them online or locally, they make great fundraiser items (people love buying paracord bracelets in school colors from students, for example), they are entertaining (there are so many types of knots that you can weave), and finally, they are a great opportunity for friends and family do something really fun together. Antique Jewelry General Question. Do you have a General Antique Jewelry question but don't even know how to go about asking it?

Antique Jewelry General Question

Or maybe the answer was already in the book you bought but you didn't understand it? Don't be shy here; ) the only stupid question is the one you don't ask! Your question will appear on a Web page exactly the way you enter it here. You can also attach a photo if you like. Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page... Labradorite, rame e un castone. Pinterest. Free Metal Etching Tutorial – Happy New Year! Remember I said there would be a catch when it came to this freebie tutorial? Here it is – If you are not already a subscriber of my blog, now’s the time to take the plunge! I ask that you subscribe yourself and share this blog with as many friends as you think appropriate. That may be just one person, it may be a group of people such as in one of your favorite frequented jewelry forums. Share it on facebook, or twitter, or myspace. Pinterest. Simple jewelry. Simple Inspirations by Sandy: Tutorial - How-to with a dremel tool and magic eraser.

Hi Everyone, Today's post is long with a lot of detours as I point out various bits and pieces. DIY copper etching tutorial « Rings and Things. It is easy to etch your own designs into metal for jewelry. This tutorial will teach you how! (Check out our etching kit too!) Rubber stamp designs etched into brass sheet metal. Before you begin, please read the safety considerations for etching metal with chemicals blog post. Wrapped Chain and Cord Bracelet. DIY Jewelry. Leather Wrap Bracelet. Hand-cut, disc-cut earrings tutorial..... MaryAnn Carroll. Simple Jewellery Tutorials. Pinterest. Connection technique; joining any combination of materials together. Although I can silver solder, there are times when other methods of joining are required, or I just fancy a change, or a design warrants the look of little rivets. All my work is either soldered or riveted. "Rivets" sounds technical, sounds 'hardware store', but it needn't be. The great thing about rivets is that you can make them yourself, very very easily, you can connect together any materials you like, they have a beautiful decorative look to them, they're easy to make and use and they can even become the essence of your jewellery or mixed-media artwork.

Best of all, it's smarter, more sophisticated, more permanent and more satisfying than using glue. Glue has it's place, but consider rivets. Studiodax's Blog. Like many women, I loooove hoops! DIY Bullet Shell Casing Necklace. Jewelry Tips with Nancy. DIY Jewelry - Wire Wrapped. Jewelry Design Ideas. WigJig Tutorials. Pinterest. Wire Wrapping / Jewelry Designs. Pinterest. WigJig Triangles Beaded Necklace Jewelry Making Project Pg 02 Made with Beads, Tools, Wire and Jewelry Supplies. Free Wigjig Patterns. Free Wigjig Patterns. Pinterest. Wire jig. Pinterest. Paper Clip Earrings. Earrings made with recycled plastic bottle. Ashland Investments - Antique Watch Catalog #150. Marks Stamped Inside Rings! What do the Markings and Stamps inside your ring mean? -

I must get at least one email a day that asks me about the Stamp Marks (also called Hallmarks) inside their ring. Everyone wants to know what they mean? Hopefully this post will answer that question. How to Identify Platinum and Silver Jewelry: 5 Steps. Tutorials. How to dap and dome metal jewelry « Rings and Things. Cymbals of Happiness bracelet by Sondra: stamped, textured and domed copper and brass disks make a tinkling charm bracelet. Herringbone Wrap Bracelet- Bark. The total length of this sample from button to knotted tails is 36 inches.