There’s a whole host of jewelry making tools out there that you may not have heard of yet, and jewelry hammers will undoubtedly take center stage on that list. With the sheer number of hammers professional jewelers use, it can be quite a task to remember what they’re called, let alone how to use them […]
Classic parallel pliers are essential bench item and are part of the most critical tool kit for jewelers. They are entirely different in appearance from other pliers. Parallel action pliers hold their position thanks to a compound box joint system. They provide a firm grip and won’t spring back once pressure is released.
Melting silver is a natural process and once you get to know the fundamental principles of the metal’s melting points. Commonly used by many jewelers due to its lower melting point, silver is a great place to start when learning how to melt metal to make more complex jewelry designs, and graduate to more difficult soldering […]
Are you getting to know the anatomy of engagement rings? Recently, we talked about FANCY JEWELLERY CLASPS AND HOW TO USE THEM. However, this blog post will help you learn about some of the terminology used when referring to the main element of any ring: the ring shank.
As a jewelry maker and crafter, you’ll know that there’s nothing worse than your supplies and materials going to waste. And if you work primarily with polymer clay, then you’ll know that making the most of your stock is vital to getting a good return on all your hard work. That’s why we’ve put together […]
There are three main factors to consider when choosing a clasp for your jewelry design; size/weight, price, and aesthetics. Clasps all do a similar job, so there is always more than one solution to choose from. However certain styles are ultimately more suited to some tasks than others, and so this is why we have […]