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Ganoksin - The complete Gem and Jewelry Making Information Resource.

Ganoksin - The complete Gem and Jewelry Making Information Resource.
- By Lilyan Bachrach For more than twenty years, I have been using overglazes as a direct painting technique. My canvas usually is a fired, flux and white base coated enameled copper piece. Although I sometimes make a rough sketch for placement, I more often paint directly in an impressionistic style. Each painting is a... Tags: | Enamel painting |

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Ruffles Ruffles is a weave by PrairieGal of Beaded-Baubles. It is a variant of Helm Chain that adds side rings to give some extra pizzazz. Ruffles takes 3 ring sizes. 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 Chain mail bracelet with charms Chain mail can be a real challenge sometimes. Getting all the jump rings fitting into each other the right way can be really tricky, as you have to hold them in a certain position in order to slide the next ring through. Luckily not all the techniques are equally difficult, like the technique used for this bracelet. If you are in need of a chain, you can use to make one, and you do not have to solder them.

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. 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.

Full Persian 6-1 pendant Full Persian 6-1 is a beautiful chain mail weave, but has nothing to do with Persia at all. There are no records in history that links the full Persian weave to anywhere near Persia either. Also it was never used for armor like several of the other weaves, but is probably a modern created weave. 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.

Chain mail – dragon back necklace Many chain mail patterns have vividly creative names, like the one in this tutorial. It is called Dragon Back, a name that isn’t so out of the blue, as the center ridge of the chain looks a bit like a dragon’s spine. The pattern looks complicated, but is not so difficult to make. Like most chain mail patterns it may take a while to get it right from the start, but once you are over that bit, it gets easier. It is based on the very easy European 4-1 weave. Copper Headpin Tutorial Good morning! 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. Pearls can be reamed out for a larger hole with a bead reamer, but natural stone chips usually don't work as well so having a smaller diameter headpin wire is a good idea for those type of beads. This is a sample of some of the headpins I made, and the hemostat I use to hold the wire tightly in the torch flame.

Chain mail – Helm chain necklace Helm chain is one of my favorite chain mail weaves. It is not only beautiful, but is easy to make as well. You can make it with one row, like in this tutorial or as sheets where you link several rows together. 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. 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. Oh, I almost forgot… the designs look so COOL! What!?

Urban Maille - Getting started The instruction manuals in our Beginning Weave Kits all include an expanded version of this tutorial on opening and closing rings seamlessly because it's a chainmaker's most essential skill. To make chain, you'll need two pairs of pliers. The pliers used in these pictures are our Lindstrom Rx series flatnose and bent chainnose, Aislyn's preferred combination. Some people use two pairs of flatnose pliers, some use two pair of chainnose and still others prefer one pair of flatnose and one pair of chainnose pliers. Whatever your preference, make sure you use smooth jawed jewelers' pliers with precious metals to avoid mangling your rings.

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Chain maille bracelet with pearls My first wire work! Not so long time ago, I was surfing the Internet, and found many interesting tutorials how to make jewelries of wire. One bracelet tutorial made in chain maille technique seemed to be easy to make even for beginners like me :) 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.