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Make Cold Connection Jewelry! The Perfect Connection: Rivets & Hinges. Add dynamic movement to your jewelry with artful cold connections!

Make Cold Connection Jewelry! The Perfect Connection: Rivets & Hinges

Fabricate flawless rivets and hinges with expert guidance from instructor Meredith Arnold! Get started with tips and tricks that will help you wield your jeweler’s saw with finesse, and learn how to smoothly cut curves, corners and pierced cutouts. Then, discover how to create wire and tube rivets that add structural and decorative connections to your work. Hinges are up next; learn how to make several variations of this versatile connection. Meredith guides you through creating a pin hinge, a slotted T-hinge that makes stunning bracelets a breeze, and a dynamic piano hinge.

Lesson plan Lesson 1. Meet instructor Meredith Arnold and preview the fundamental skills you’ll learn throughout class. Lesson 2. Once you’re comfortable handling the saw, build those skills with Meredith’s advanced sawing techniques. FREE: Wrapping Briolettes. How to Use Ribbon Bezels. The Beading Gem's Journal: How to Make Spoon and Fork Jewelry Tutorials. Recycling spoons and forks for jewelry is a long standing craft dating back centuries.

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

It made sense as traditional silverware is made from real silver. Flatware and silverware jewelry was really popular a few decades ago and people are still making such adornment today. No wonder - the patterns on these cutlery are often beautiful. Real silverware will be easier to manipulate than silver-plated or stainless steel flatware, not to mention have a higher value. But annealing (softening) with a torch might make things easier. The above Fork Bracelet For Guys design by Beatr! Or use just one fork! If the spoons are old and you wish to embellish them, then check out the really easy Upcycled Spoon Pendant tutorial by Violetta of Violet Elephant.

BONUS One awesome not-to-be missed inspiration is Kathryn Riechert's Flatware Critter Charms. Creating a Peyote Bezel. (copyright 2012 Deborah Roberti) The base for all of my rivoli patterns is the peyote bezel.

Creating a Peyote Bezel

Made up of size 11/0 Delica beads and 15/0 seed beads, this beaded bezel—or cup—holds the rivoli in place and also enables you to embellish the rivoli by beading around it. In the Materials list for this tutorial and for all of my rivoli patterns, I specify the use of 15/0 Japanese seed beads. Why Japanese seed beads? When it comes to creating a peyote bezel, size is everything. In addition, for Step 1, I always instruct you to start by stringing a certain number of two different colored Delica beads, alternating between the two. Collage Jewelry: Altered Spoon Tutorial by Lynn Stevens. My name is Lynn Stevens.

Collage Jewelry: Altered Spoon Tutorial by Lynn Stevens

I reside in Idaho with my DH and two fur babies. Art has always been a part of my life. My favorite being Mixed Media, Altered Art and Stamping. I love to try new things and hope to share what I learn with all of you. I am a Guest Designer for Gingersnap Creations, Artistic Outpost and I Brake for Stamps. A few safety tips before we start. Items you will need - Small spoon; burnsamatic hand held tourch or propane torch or jewelers torch; a tourch tip for the heat source; two long handled needle nose pliers; container of cool water; dremmel tool with cutting wheel or jewelers saw or small saw for cutting off end; misc jewelry findings: pearls, charms, glass pebbles, collage images,etc.; Diamond glaze or resin; and steel wool.

Begin by holding spoon with pliers over blue flame of heat source, depending on what your spoon is made of silver, gold plate, stainless steel will vary the heating time. How to Make Faux Metal Resin Clay Beads. Making your own clay beads is not new.

How to Make Faux Metal Resin Clay Beads

Polymer clay artisans have been making them for years. But there are a couple of disadvantages with polymer clay beads - you have dry the beads in an oven and glue on the bead grommets afterwards. On the other hand, resin clay has a short working time of about a few hours once activated. But the adhesive property is sure handy for making resin clay beads. Beading Tutorials: Beaded Jewelry Cones. Today’s necklace-a-day design features a favorite color combination - amber and dark blue.

Beading Tutorials: Beaded Jewelry Cones

I have nearly half a pound of these fantastic metallic orange bugle beads, and decided to make a dent in the stash by creating a multi-strand necklace with them. Since giving up on metal findings like eye-pins, I’ve had to take a different approach to multi-strand, and usually finish designs with herringbone tubes that make way to beaded clasps. It’s a lengthy process, and although the results are worth it, I’m not often up to the challenge of making these pieces. Apart from quick beading, the thing I miss most about the traditional multi-strand technique is making my own jewelry cones to cap the strands. Potato Chip Patina on Brass and Copper (Tutorial) Hammered Textured Metal - How to Cut Designs in Metal. Riveting With a Wire Rivet. Video Tutorial - Sawing Metal. By Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® When using a jeweler's saw and saw blade, avoid pushing the blade against the metal being cut; it will catch and snag, possibly breaking the blade.

Video Tutorial - Sawing Metal

Using a gentle up and down motion, let the teeth of the saw blade do the work of cutting the metal. : : : Materials : : : Beeswax Use a marker to draw the pattern or shape you are cutting out onto the metal being cut. Select the correct saw blade for the metal to be cut. Place the metal onto the bench pin mounted in the bench pin system. Continue sawing all the way around the metal until the shape is cut free. Cold Connection: Easy Riveted Pendant (Tutorial)