Repairing jewelry for your customers is often a large part of a business that comes through your doors unexpectedly, and can be the right way of making some extra money alongside your jewelry designs. So it pays to know the ins and outs of jewelry chain repair. From necessary repairs to soldering chain links, we’ve […]
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Recreating the beauty of naturally diamond gemstones through the Swarovski Zirconia stones. We unravel the 4 Dazzling things we need to know about Swarovski® Zirconia. The Swarovski Zirconia stones are with style, refraction, and durability. Swarovski Zirconia is not a naturally-occurring stone but made with artificial aid. However, this gemstone’s construction involves high-quality raw materials […]
No matter how far along you are in your jewelry making endeavors, metal stamping is heralded as an excellent skill that can be adopted by anyone, from beginner to advanced. We have shown the Guide to Jewellery Hammers For Beginners. So here are the guidelines on How to Stamp a Metal Jewellery
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 […]